Nov 17, 2015
Has edX become a platform for a Chinese propaganda course?


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.

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

On Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. Eastern, 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 Mediasite, the Learning House and Academic Partnerships.


"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.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. Eastern about the themes of the booklet.


Technology and Learning
November 29, 2015 - 9:00pm

An argument about the unintended consequences of online learning for foundational residential courses.

Law, Policy -- and IT?
November 29, 2015 - 5:34pm

Why change is needed now.

Technology and Learning
November 24, 2015 - 9:00pm

Batteries, Bandwidth, and Mobile Micropayments


November 13, 2009
As communications scholars gather, they consider how to teach its use in public speaking courses, and how to use digital slides in their own lectures.
November 9, 2009

DENVER — If professors record their lectures and put them online, will students still come to class?

That question came up in two different sessions at the 2009 Educause Conference here on Friday. And in both cases, the panelists cited research indicating that students’ likelihood of skipping class has no correlation with whether a professor decides to capture her lecture and post it the Web.

November 6, 2009
Lawrence Lessig asks why academe accepts rules that limit the spread of scholarship.
November 5, 2009
Professors think they are doing a better job with digital tools than their students believe is the case, survey suggests.
November 5, 2009
Should Twitter be viewed as a teaching tool or a distraction?
November 5, 2009

DENVER — Meeting in the Mile High City, it was inevitable that the 2009 Educause Conference would contain a discussion about clouds.

When Melissa Woo, director of cyberstructure research at the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and Michael Dieckmann, CIO of the University of West Florida, squared off in a debate over the merits of outsourcing campus tech systems to “the cloud,” they weren't talking about weather clouds. But for many higher-ed technologists, storing information on off-site systems known as "the cloud" can be just as ominous.

November 4, 2009
Two-thirds of public institutions report reductions, ending years in which information technology costs grew steadily.
November 3, 2009
Alex Golub reviews the advantages (and a few limitations, at least for now) of e-book readers.
October 27, 2009

Though Blackboard's critics have worried the company might monopolize the market for e-learning tools, competition continues to surface -- notably from companies that once were more focused on the administrative side of campus computing.

October 22, 2009

Distance learning has broken into the mainstream of higher education. But at the campus level, many colleges still know precious little about how best to organize online programs, whether those programs are profitable, and how they compare to face-to-face instruction in terms of quality.

That is what Kenneth C. Green, director of the Campus Computing Project, concludes in a study released today in conjunction with the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications.


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