Technology

Technology
Apr 26, 2017
Federal regulations governing drone use are so far keeping the loftiest fantasies from becoming reality. New rules could change that.
Mar 22, 2017
Davidson College launches a free, two-week online course about defining, identifying and avoiding deliberately false stories.

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

March 21, 2017 -- Our latest print-on-demand compilation, "Lifelong Learning Through Alternative Credentials," can be downloaded, free, here.

We invite you to sign up here for a free webinar on the themes of the booklet on Tuesday, April 11, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

The compilation was made possible in part by the advertising support of Trilogy Education Services.

Blogs

Technology and Learning
April 30, 2017 - 9:00pm

How might online learning align with the mission of your (small) college?

Library Babel Fish
April 30, 2017 - 7:01pm

Women had a lot to do with it, just as masculinity has a lot to do with our current tech environment.

Student Affairs and Technology
April 27, 2017 - 6:33pm

400 million people use Instagram every day

Archive

September 9, 2010
Harrisburg U. will pull the plug on social media sites and collaboration tools for one week.
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.

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