Technology

Technology
Jul 22, 2016
Education Department releases proposed rule on state approval of online programs, cutting a provision that would require states to review of all out-of-state colleges.

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 21, 2016 - 7:15pm

Some tenure and promotion committees for librarians need a brush-up on how to judge the quality of scholarship. Not to mention where their discipline has gone since they stopped paying attention.

Technology and Learning
July 21, 2016 - 9:00pm

Quantifying an open online learning platform.

Technology and Learning
July 20, 2016 - 9:00pm

Relating edtech to Paper: Paging Through History by Mark Kurlansky

Archive

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.
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.

October 21, 2009
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is moving introductory Spanish courses completely online. Some students are worried, but department officials are not.
October 20, 2009
A Wisconsin business school gets a grant to write custom e-textbooks aimed at keeping students on the same page
October 9, 2009
Colleges are eager to leverage Facebook and Twitter to boost recruiting and fund raising, but many still don't have a coherent strategy for how to do it.
October 6, 2009
Peach State program to get students interested in computer science -- and teachers qualified to teach it -- expands within its borders and beyond.
October 2, 2009
Benjamin Bleiberg and Joseph Storch propose a way to help victims combat the Web sites that vilify college students.

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