Technology

Technology
Feb 14, 2017
FutureLearn, the massive open online course provider owned by the Open University in the U.K., expands to the U.S.

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

Higher Ed Gamma
February 23, 2017 - 2:44pm

A crucial year.

Technology and Learning
February 23, 2017 - 9:00pm

What other books belong in this category?

Technology and Learning
February 22, 2017 - 9:00pm

Digital books, digital reading, and the conflict between concentrated ownership and research.

Archive

October 20, 2010
Analysis of cheating research finds that key factor isn't whether the course is online, but whether anyone is watching how students take the tests.
October 15, 2010
At Educause, one technologist says the games that normally distract students from schoolwork could provide an ideal model for course design.
October 14, 2010
Technology companies promote convenient versions of services, but some professors still worry that all that convenience comes at the expense of attention in class.
October 14, 2010
Blackboard's competitors gain, budget cuts continue, mobile apps and lecture capture look likely to grow, annual technology survey finds.
October 13, 2010
With tension of for-profit scrutiny in the air, leaders of online institutions convene in Washington to fret over state, federal oversight.
October 12, 2010
Lecture capture is hot, with publishers building ties to the field and debate roiling over the best business model.
October 11, 2010

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which has become a major force in pushing for improvements in college completion rates, is now linking that goal to technological innovation.

October 6, 2010
Purdue U. creates a learning-management system that meets students on their turf and puts them in charge.
September 29, 2010
Teaching students how to do Google-style research might not be as harmful to research habits as the alternative.
September 28, 2010
Some colleges look to put a face on the library by assigning undergraduates "personal librarians."

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