Technology

Technology
Jul 26, 2016
This month's edition of the “Pulse” podcast features an interview with Jason Gad, vice president of business development at ExamSoft.

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

Technology and Learning
July 27, 2016 - 9:00pm

Any higher ed lessons from this very funny book?

Library Babel Fish
July 26, 2016 - 9:07pm

A new book looks at the issues libraries face and proposes six steps toward “Reimagining the Academic Library.”

Technology and Learning
July 26, 2016 - 9:00pm

A wonderful novel that offers a bleak picture of American life in 2029.

Archive

October 2, 2009
Benjamin Bleiberg and Joseph Storch propose a way to help victims combat the Web sites that vilify college students.
October 2, 2009
U. of Maryland Baltimore County uses classroom technology and shifts student roles to boost grades, attendance, and retention in chemistry courses.
September 30, 2009
With more students auto-forwarding e-mail to private accounts, even colleges that have not outsourced e-mail find it difficult to keep correspondence on their own servers.
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).

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