Technology

Technology
Jul 26, 2016
This month's edition of the “Pulse” podcast features an interview with Jason Gad, vice president of business development at ExamSoft.

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 26, 2016 - 9:07pm

A new book looks at the issues libraries face and proposes six steps toward “Reimagining the Academic Library.”

Technology and Learning
July 26, 2016 - 9:00pm

A wonderful novel that offers a bleak picture of American life in 2029.

Law, Policy -- and IT?
July 25, 2016 - 6:06pm

Cloud computing, Yahoo sale, Russia.

Archive

September 7, 2010
While many professors still distrust the popular encyclopedia, some have joined a new effort in which they will work with students to improve entries.
August 31, 2010
As publishers and analysts again wonder if e-books are about to take off, the growing popularity of rental options may play as important a role as technology.
August 26, 2010
Criticism from librarians prompts JSTOR to promise changes to its recently redesigned database portal.
August 19, 2010
Georgia Gwinnett has boosted retention by giving its faculty smartphones and encouraging students to call them.
August 11, 2010

A cartoon ridiculing the tone-deaf design of many college home pages, published on July 30 week on the website xkcd and circulated widely in social media circles and on campuses, has highlighted the frustration many people have with what they consider to be poorly designed college websites.

August 6, 2010

Google Wave was supposed to make class discussions richer and more coherent. It was supposed to make research collaborations easier. It was supposed to break down walls between offices, disciplines, countries. It was even supposed to give learning-management systems such as Blackboard a run for their money.

August 3, 2010

Much of the news surrounding the University of California system has involved whether the network of universities will be able to survive its current budgetary crisis without shrinking in size or quality. In that context, it is no surprise that Christopher Edley Jr.’s plan to use online education to expand the university’s footprint “from Kentucky to Kuala Lumpur” has turned some heads -- and churned some stomachs.

July 28, 2010

If the words “sweeping new exemptions to the anti-circumvention provisions of the Digital Millenium Copyright Act” make you want whoop for joy and join a conga line, you just might be a fair use advocate — one who wants professors and students to be able to decrypt and excerpt copyrighted video content for lectures and class projects. Since Monday, a lot of advocates have been dancing.

July 23, 2010

That online education knows no geographical limitations is considered one of the platform’s more disruptive qualities.

July 20, 2010

NEW YORK -- Gatherings of fund raisers, alumni affairs leaders, and communications experts in higher education have for years, one panelist here said, engaged in “hand-wringing about social media.” Should they get involved? Do they need to take it seriously? What is its role?

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