Technology

Technology
Sep 15, 2016
Alumnus and longtime library employee left largely unrestricted bequest to U of New Hampshire. It is spending $100,000 on the library and $1 million on a video scoreboard for the football stadium.

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?
September 27, 2016 - 8:59pm

MacArthur 100 Million and Change.

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

Please disagree with this critical review.

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

An interview with instructional designer Kes Schroer.

Archive

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.
August 5, 2009
Influx of note sharing Web sites that allow students to upload and download class notes has raised questions, but also helped to increase access to higher education.
July 28, 2009
Federal Circuit panel invalidates course management giant's patent claims, handing major victory to competitor Desire2Learn.
July 17, 2009
Research and pilot testing by professors at the University of Westminster suggest that online feedback loops can improve communication on student assessments.
July 16, 2009
At annual users conference, a "listening session" features more complaints than executives had time for. Customer service faulted by many.

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