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Technology
Jul 22, 2016
Education Department releases proposed rule on state approval of online programs, cutting a provision that would require states to review of all out-of-state colleges.

Surveys

Oct. 14, 2015 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2015 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology explored the views of instructors (and campus administrators who oversee digital learning) on a range of timely issues.

A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

On Nov. 12, Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and Carl Straumsheim conducted a webinar analyzing the survey's findings and answering readers' questions. To view the webinar, please click here.

The survey was made possible in part by financial support from Mediasite, the Learning House and Academic Partnerships.

Booklets

"The Evolution of Distance Learning" is Inside Higher Ed's latest compilation of articles.

The print-on-demand booklet features articles about a range of institutions and approaches.

This compilation is free and you may download a copy here.

Inside Higher Ed featured a webinar on October 13 in which its editors and reporters discussed the themes of the booklet. Click here to listen to the webinar.

This booklet was made possible in part by the advertising support of Blackboard. 

Blogs

Library Babel Fish
July 21, 2016 - 7:15pm

Some tenure and promotion committees for librarians need a brush-up on how to judge the quality of scholarship. Not to mention where their discipline has gone since they stopped paying attention.

Technology and Learning
July 21, 2016 - 9:00pm

Quantifying an open online learning platform.

Technology and Learning
July 20, 2016 - 9:00pm

Relating edtech to Paper: Paging Through History by Mark Kurlansky

Archive

March 3, 2014

Despite the growth of online education, some colleges -- especially small liberal arts institutions -- have absolute bans on credit for such work. Some are starting to consider a shift.

February 26, 2014

The U.S. Education Department must do more to prevent financial aid fraud in distance education, a federal audit says.

February 21, 2014

MOOCs may be less of an investment for elite institutions, but Cornell, Princeton and Yale Universities still face familiar questions about investments, revenue and intellectual property rights.

 

February 19, 2014

Forget massive open online courses and online degree offerings. For the smallest colleges out there, a successful online education strategy can sometimes be as simple as email.

February 18, 2014

This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Claudia Reuter, founder and CEO of SchoolChapters, which produces the Pruvalu electronic portfolio.

Reuter talks with Rodney B. Murray, host of The Pulse, about how colleges and universities are using Pruvalu for such purposes as institutional accreditation, assessment of student learning and faculty development.

February 18, 2014

Two years and twice as many iterations later, MOOC instructors at Stanford U. say they are finally seeing results.

February 14, 2014

We need a new instructional model to replace the lecture-only format, but let’s not simply replace one rigid approach with another, Pamela Barnett argues. Rhetoric matters.

February 13, 2014

A study shows the open-source platform, not Blackboard, is the top learning software pick among small colleges.

February 12, 2014

In similar editorials, student journalists at UT-Austin and Cornell U. ask why MOOCs aren't yet benefiting residential students.

February 10, 2014

Becca Ramspott writes that the recent furor at the University of Illinois shows why colleges need to educate their students about social media issues.

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