Technology

Technology
Feb 14, 2017
FutureLearn, the massive open online course provider owned by the Open University in the U.K., expands to the U.S.

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?
February 21, 2017 - 6:40pm

Time to take stock.

Student Affairs and Technology
February 21, 2017 - 6:42pm

Rhetorical roadblocks to social media 

Technology and Learning
February 21, 2017 - 9:00pm

The real meaning of the WCET Distance Education Price and Cost Report.

Archive

April 6, 2009
Community colleges see more growth. Assessment of student learning emerges as a top issue for administrators of these programs.
March 24, 2009

Higher Ed Holdings' recent efforts to partner with one university were thwarted amid faculty outcry. At other universities, however, the company's model is going forward -- raising concerns about whether mass education online is coming at the expense of individual interaction, and evaluations based on essays as opposed to multiple choice.

March 12, 2009
Colleges that helped provide students with computers were once celebrated. But as budgets tighten and more students come with their own machines, institutions are rethinking the value of laptop requirements.
February 24, 2009
Author of Teaching With Classroom Response Systems discusses the way a popular technology is changing instruction.
January 27, 2009
Updated course management software offers increased flexibility and opportunities for social learning, company says.
January 23, 2009
Under new GI Bill, veterans who study solely online won't be eligible for housing allowance that traditional students receive. Is privileging the on-campus experience overly romantic, or smart policy?
January 14, 2009
Northwest Missouri State U., which rents books to students, experiments with electronic formats, with ambitions to go digital as publishers do.
January 8, 2009

Student affairs administrators are increasingly debating how to use Facebook and other social networking tools -- and whether and how to monitor student use. A new book -- Online Social Networking on Campus: Understanding What Matters in Student Culture (Routledge) -- aims to offer some guidance. The authors are Ana M.

January 5, 2009
Students appear to learn when they share ideas in class -- but are they just taking cues from smart peers? A study suggests otherwise.
December 30, 2008
Professors and librarians petition U.S. to broaden exceptions to allow more use of DVDs and other audiovisual works in the classroom -- and beyond.

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