Technology

Technology
Jun 26, 2020
Park University is encouraging students from other institutions to transfer and study online for a year at a discounted tuition rate. Are special offers like this a good idea?
Dec 02, 2019
High-tech instructional materials are gaining popularity with instructors, but they can be problematic for students with disabilities. Colleges and publishers say there’s no easy fix.

Surveys

Oct. 30, 2019 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2019 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology, conducted in association with Gallup, can be downloaded here, free.

Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Thursday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webcast to discuss the results of the survey. Register for the webcast here.

The Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was made possible in part with support from Sonic Foundry, Course Hero and Portfolium.

Booklets

"The New Accessibility: Students With Disabilities and Access to Technology" is Inside Higher Ed's latest compilation of incisive and practical articles.

You may download a copy of the print-on-demand booklet here, free.

And Inside Higher Ed's editors will conduct a free webcast on the themes of the booklet on Thursday, April 23, at 2 p.m. Eastern. We invite you to sign up here.

This booklet was made possible in part by advertising support from D2L.

Blogs

Learning Innovation
July 1, 2020 - 3:00am

Why Google/Apple/Microsoft/Facebook matter less to higher ed than we imagine.

Learning Innovation
July 1, 2020 - 9:00pm

Learning the wrong lessons from COVID-19.

Learning Innovation
June 28, 2020 - 9:00pm

Some of the curriculum, and part of the story, of Harvard’s Advanced Leadership Initiative.

Archive

April 23, 2019

The Federal Communications Commission controls licenses that could be used to bring wireless broadband internet to rural areas. But policy makers and educators are at odds over how to proceed.

March 29, 2019

Tufts University recently expelled a student for allegedly hacking grades, but did the university make the right call?

March 12, 2019

Purdue professors say it is wrong for the university to work with Chegg, whose services they see as helping students cheat.

March 12, 2019

Higher education must give the next generation of technology and policy leaders the interdisciplinary training they need to succeed, write Anne-Marie Slaughter, Darren Walker and Larry Kramer.

March 4, 2019

A Purdue University pilot program that blocked access to Netflix and other streaming sites in lecture halls is being rolled out across all academic spaces on campus.

January 29, 2019

Liberty University is standing by its chief information officer despite reports that he accepted cash to rig online polls for Donald Trump.

December 5, 2018

An academic prompts debate after commenting on low-income students’ need for smartphones and how lack of access to the devices can hurt college performance.

November 30, 2018

Computer science students at the University of California, Berkeley, are frustrated with a malfunctioning autograding system.

November 14, 2018

As Amazon green-lights two new headquarters in New York and Northern Virginia, universities and colleges scramble to create a talent pipeline for tens of thousands of high-paying tech jobs.

November 6, 2018

Universities are under legal pressure to make their websites fully accessible to people with disabilities, but is "fully" even possible?

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Archive

February 20, 2019

Students in Brandeis's graduate programs complained they didn't feel prepared when they arrived on campus. The institution turned to an online platform for a solution.

January 9, 2019

Can providers of massive open online courses achieve their goal of educating the most possible people when their offerings are overwhelmingly in English? No, Roberto Rey Agudo argues.

January 8, 2019

The school’s online learning platform will change its name to Harvard Business School Online, having proven itself worthy of the prestigious brand.

December 5, 2018

The Minerva Project's big contribution to higher education might not be its vision of an elite, global university, but the groundbreaking curriculum it hopes to export to universities around the world.

November 28, 2018

Administrators at the University of Virginia wanted more from their learning management system -- so they took steps to make improvements.

November 26, 2018

Georgia Tech moves forward with plans to create storefronts for its online education programs, joining a growing number of institutions offering hybrid online learning experiences.  

November 7, 2018

Number and proportion of college and university students taking classes online grew solidly in 2017, as overall postsecondary enrollments fell. A third of all students now take at least one online course.

November 2, 2018

Institutions are forging ahead with virtual and augmented reality and 3-D printing in the classroom -- and learning in the process how best to approach those initiatives.

October 31, 2018

Education leaders and their institutions should collaborate -- even with rivals, Noah Pickus and Matthew Rascoff argue.

October 24, 2018

Educational technology companies have some trust issues and should be required to prove that they're pursuing more than their own financial bottom line, John Katzman and Stephen Bailey argue.

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