Technology

Technology
Feb 01, 2016
U of California professors object to new system -- installed secretly -- to monitor emails and use of computer networks. University cites security needs and pledges to protect privacy.

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.

Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Nov. 12 at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and Carl Straumsheim will conduct a free webinar analyzing the survey's findings and answering readers' questions. To register for 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
February 10, 2016 - 8:26pm

Robin Chin Roemer and Rachel Borchardt answer my questions about their new book, Meaningful Metrics.

Technology and Learning
February 10, 2016 - 9:00pm

Is your college considering online learning?

Law, Policy -- and IT?
February 9, 2016 - 8:28pm

The FCC, security monitoring, suit against Google.

Archive

February 28, 2008
Editor of journal with traditional publishing model joins forces with Indiana U. library to start free online alternative, replicating quality control and seeing surge in readers.
February 26, 2008
Higher education has progressed in making educational materials freely available over the Internet, but technical challenges -- and, perhaps more stubbornly, cultural resistance -- must still be overcome, says Lisa Petrides.
February 25, 2008
Desire2Learn ordered to pay $3.1 million to learning software giant in infringement lawsuit that is hugely unpopular with college technology officials.
January 29, 2008

A week ago today, the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) issued what had to be a hugely embarrassing news release acknowledging that an aggressively promoted and widely cited research report commissioned by the MPAA in 2005 significantly overstated the Internet-based peer-to-peer piracy of college students: "The 2005 study had incorrectly concluded that 44 percent of the motion picture industry’s domestic losses were attributable to piracy by college students.

January 22, 2008

Campus computer labs have always been overwhelmingly PC -- that is, full of Intel-Inside, IBM-compatible personal computers. Ever since iPods gained popularity, though, Macs have likewise become increasingly ubiquitous on college campuses -- if not in the lab, then at least on students' laps.

January 22, 2008
Key educators and foundation officials issue manifesto calling for more course material to be free and easily available online.
January 15, 2008
Higher ed's largest maker of course management systems acquires NTI Group, one of the top mass messaging providers.
January 4, 2008
Colleges are starting to embrace "server virtualization," a strategy that runs multiple systems on a single physical machine, saving money and energy.
January 3, 2008
For years, some have predicted a shift -- and then not seen it take place. But changes in technology, ventures by publishers and worries over textbook prices might make this the time.
December 31, 2007
Philosophers discuss how to adopt technologies that could improve individualized instruction and upend the way scholars publish their work.

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