Technology

Technology
Feb 01, 2016
U of California professors object to new system -- installed secretly -- to monitor emails and use of computer networks. University cites security needs and pledges to protect privacy.

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.

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.

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

Law, Policy -- and IT?
February 11, 2016 - 10:33am

A tale of warning.

 

Library Babel Fish
February 10, 2016 - 8:26pm

Robin Chin Roemer and Rachel Borchardt answer my questions about their new book, Meaningful Metrics.

Technology and Learning
February 10, 2016 - 9:00pm

Is your college considering online learning?

Archive

September 24, 2009
A new Florida program supplies free digital textbooks to students, but faculty don't want a free option mandated as the only option.
September 22, 2009
Case study by South Texas College suggests that courses that a blend of classroom and distance education can produce better outcomes than either one by itself.
September 21, 2009
What did Abilene Christian University learn in its first year as a self-appointed guinea pig for mobile learning technology?
September 9, 2009
It's Learning, which has many university clients in Europe, looks to grab a share of the U.S. market by stressing ease of use, individual learning plans.
September 3, 2009
The attempt by the University of Illinois to build an online institution was a huge failure. What can it teach us?
August 28, 2009
Publishers open an online system designed to replace the tedious, costly and lawsuit-ridden process of supplying disabled students with course materials.
August 25, 2009

Technology is changing higher education in more ways than can be counted. Distance education has become common. Leading universities are putting course materials or even entire courses online -- free. The Obama plan for community colleges envisions free online courses that could be used nationwide. Curtis J. Bonk, a professor of instructional systems technology at Indiana University, surveys this landscape in The World Is Open: How Web Technology is Revolutionizing Education (Jossey-Bass).

August 20, 2009
New courses about iPhone-application development teach students how to program and design -- and, if they're lucky, make money.
August 19, 2009
Bracing for a season of H1N1, University of Michigan encourages faculty to use distance learning models to reach sick students.
August 12, 2009
Months after Google reached a settlement with copyright holders, concerns remain about the impact its Book Search will have on libraries and potential competitors.

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