Technology

Technology
Feb 17, 2015
Eight Washington State community colleges will offer an online, competency-based business degree, as emerging form of higher education wins fans -- and some critics -- in the state.

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 will conduct a free webinar analyzing the survey's findings and answering readers' questions. To register for the webinar, please click here.

The survey was made possible in part by financial support from Blackboard, Pearson and Sonic Foundry.

Booklets

Teaching With Technology is our latest compilation of articles. As with other such print-on-demand booklets, the articles group together pieces that explore different strategies used by faculty members and institutions -- and efforts to track their success.

The booklet is free and you may download a copy here.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on Feb. 17 at 2 p.m. Eastern about the themes of the booklet.

The Teaching With Technology booklet was made possible in part by the financial support of Blackboard.

Blogs

Law, Policy -- and IT?
February 26, 2015 - 6:23pm

Democracy in action.

Student Affairs and Technology
February 26, 2015 - 6:12pm

Consider all the uses.

Library Babel Fish
February 25, 2015 - 8:16pm

Results from the second phase of a lifelong learning study are out - and it gives academic librarians plenty to think about.

Archive

June 22, 2010

Is online education as good as traditional, face-to-face education?

It is a loaded question. Online programs comprise the fastest-growing segment of higher education, with brick-and-mortar colleges — many ailing from budget cuts — seeing online as a way to make money and expand their footprints. Meanwhile, some politicians are eager for public institutions to embrace online education as a way to educate more people at a lower cost.

June 16, 2010

A new book worries over what the Internet is doing to our brains. Scott McLemee scratches his head.

June 14, 2010

The mismatch between student and faculty expectations is broader than many acknowledge, writes Arthur Levine.

June 9, 2010

BALTIMORE — Nancy Roderer is one for bold predictions. As a library consultant in the 1980s, Roderer predicted that all academic journals would be electronic by the mid-1990s.

A decade into the 21st century, Roderer’s opinion might now be considered prescient, if a bit off on the timing. It may have taken a little longer than she predicted, but every relevant academic journal now publishes an electronic version, and many journals only publish in the digital format.

June 4, 2010

WASHINGTON -- Higher education researchers collectively lamented the barriers to real innovation at colleges and universities here Thursday, while acknowledging that precious few agreed-upon strategies for transformational change have gained any real foothold within the “industry.”

June 2, 2010

AUSTIN, TEX. -- Anthony Pitucco, chair of physics at Pima Community College, apologized to his audience here on Tuesday at the annual meeting of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development. He had asked, he said, for “a more advanced room” at the convention center, but there were no rooms available with the technology he wanted: a chalkboard, chalk and eraser. He asked for a whiteboard and markers. Nothing was possible.

May 27, 2010

Why did the U. of Alabama at Huntsville team up with convicted con artist to produce a "revolutionary" new teaching tool that turned out not to have a market?

May 24, 2010

Outsourcing has been part of the higher-ed business model for long enough that contracting a third party to run the campus bookstore or dining hall is not going to raise any eyebrows. But with the digitization of campus bureaucracy and the introduction of "cloud computing" as a windfall for scholars and IT departments, the outsourcing of information services has become a topic of much excitement — and skepticism — on college campuses.

May 19, 2010

One of the most revolutionary things about the Internet is its ability to make physical distances inconsequential. But with students nationwide still reluctant to embrace e-textbooks, the usefulness of the Web in acquiring learning materials remains limited. Especially if you go to college in Alaska.

May 12, 2010

That technology is transforming higher education is hardly news. Amid exploding online enrollments, widespread confidence in the future preeminence of electronic textbooks and all-digital libraries, the ascension of IT administrators to the vice presidential ranks, and the assimilation of the social Web for learning and research purposes — there is no shortage of academics who will readily observe that technology is a driving force in academe.

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