Technology

Technology
Jun 18, 2015
U of Arizona plans to emphasize its land-grant status as it joins the state's other public universities in offering online degrees for undergraduates.

Surveys

Oct. 29, 2014 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2014 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology examined the views of faculty members and academic technology administrators on online education and a range of other technology-related issues.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. 

Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

On Nov. 18, Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and Carl Straumsheim conducted a free 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 Blackboard, Pearson and Sonic Foundry.

Booklets

“Evolving Learning for the New Digital Era” is the latest in our series of print-on-demand booklets.

Articles focus on changing methods of teaching and learning -- and the strategies used by different institutions.

You may download the free booklet here.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on the booklet's themes, to be held Wednesday, July 8, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

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

Blogs

Technology and Learning
June 30, 2015 - 9:00pm

Some questions about how we choose our books.

Technology and Learning
June 28, 2015 - 9:00pm

3 suggestions for our tuition dependent, enrollment and retention challenged, and endowment shrinking institution.

Archive

November 17, 2010
Do the wretched of the earth need mobile phones? Scott McLemee recommends a symposium,
November 16, 2010

Online college enrollments grew by 21 percent to 5.6 million last fall, the biggest percentage increase in several years, according to a report released today by the Sloan Consortium and the Babson Survey Research Group.

At the same time, the authors say online growth might begin to slow down in the near future, as the biggest drivers of enrollment growth face budget challenges and stricter recruitment oversight from the federal government.

November 12, 2010

At a time when online education is seen as both a boon for cash-strapped colleges and universities and a crucial piece of the nation’s access and completion goals, institutions that are being sluggish about growing their online programs have no one to blame but themselves.

November 10, 2010
Pearson plans to join small group of providers selling online courses aimed at instructors shifting to digital environment.
November 9, 2010
With a chorus of influential voices calling for colleges to enroll and successfully graduate more students, data analytics is center stage.
November 8, 2010
Deluge of information can be distracting, but can Twitter be used to focus students' attention?
November 5, 2010
At Sloan-C, academics discuss when fostering social intimacy in the online classroom environment is necessary, and when it might distract from more basic student needs.
November 4, 2010

Reflecting on the recent The Humanities and Technology conference (THAT Camp) in San Francisco, what strikes me most is that digital humanities events consistently tip more toward the logic-structured digital side of things. That is, they are less balanced out by the humanities side. But what I mean by that itself has been a problem I've been mulling for some time now. What is the missing contribution from the humanities?

I think this digital dominance revolves around two problems.

November 4, 2010
At Sloan-C conference, a Connecticut professor explains how he's using wikis to teach less cosmopolitan students the basics of 21st-century technology and cultural exchange.
October 26, 2010
Fiscal analysts say California legislators should examine online education as a way to expand access while consolidating resources.

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