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

Higher Ed Gamma
February 23, 2017 - 2:44pm

A crucial year.

Technology and Learning
February 23, 2017 - 9:00pm

What other books belong in this category?

Technology and Learning
February 22, 2017 - 9:00pm

Digital books, digital reading, and the conflict between concentrated ownership and research.

Archive

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.
September 9, 2008

Like many professors, I have a policy about cell phones in my classroom. I struggle with this policy every semester, trying to prevent their usage from disrupting my class (trying to prevent their usage at all, in fact), but also recognizing that draconian measures might not have the best effect on classroom atmosphere.

September 4, 2008
University of Richmond unveils online database of concise, cross-linked modules that its creators hope could influence the way history is taught.
August 29, 2008
At Ivy Tech Community College, a system serving more than 115,000 students on 23 campuses, faculty members embrace instant messaging to maintain contact with their students.
August 26, 2008
With slew of new announcements and partnerships, some publishers, colleges and even bookstores seem poised to offer e-textbooks as a serious alternative for students.

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