Technology

Technology
Apr 27, 2016
Online master's program in computer science -- a much-watched attempt to apply the MOOC model to for-credit programs -- may not be the big revenue generator the institute projected it would be, but administrators deem it a success and plan to expand it.

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

Law, Policy -- and IT?
May 2, 2016 - 7:20pm

The UMass Trust, Assurance and Cybersecurity Certificate Program.

Technology and Learning
May 1, 2016 - 9:00pm

The connection between active learning classrooms and blended, low-residency, and online programs.

Archive

October 31, 2008
An ongoing study of student network traffic at an Illinois university is already dispelling myths and raising new questions. It might also offer a way out of the policy deadlock.
October 24, 2008
In what could be the next significant shift for social networking in higher education, an upcoming Facebook app will help colleges track students, alumni and potential applicants.
October 21, 2008

Typically, students curious to read the latest gossip and hearsay written by their classmates have only to stop by JuicyCampus, an anonymous message board that has gained notoriety over the past year for refusing to block potentially libelous and damaging posts that in many cases name names.

October 7, 2008
Anthropology association -- criticized by scholars for use of subscription model -- says it has embraced idea of making digital material free. But you have to wait 35 years.
October 7, 2008
A pilot at the University of Texas at Austin will replace printed textbooks with electronic versions for all students in certain classes, free of charge.
October 2, 2008

Kids these days!

October 1, 2008

Jane Margolis is a scholar of equity issues raised by technology whose previous book was Unlocking the Clubhouse: Women and Computing. Her new book, which (like the previous one) is published by MIT Press, focuses on how issues of class and race affect access to technology and training. Stuck in the Shallow End: Education, Race, and Computing is based on research by Margolis in Los Angeles high schools serving students of varying socioeconomic backgrounds.

September 30, 2008
University of Illinois proposes seeking independent accreditation for its underperforming Global Campus unit in effort to gain flexibility and expand offerings.
September 19, 2008
A new Web site brings social networking and ad revenues to the traditional note-taking service, but the model could raise copyright issues.
September 16, 2008
Some colleges are hoping biofeedback technology will help students defeat stress and perform better on tests and in subjects such as math.

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