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

Student Affairs and Technology
September 28, 2016 - 6:36pm

Popular messaging app gets controversial.

Technology and Learning
September 28, 2016 - 9:00pm

Evidence from my wife.

Law, Policy -- and IT?
September 27, 2016 - 8:59pm

MacArthur 100 Million and Change.

Archive

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.
December 12, 2007
Announced last year, Yale's free online archive of full lectures -- complete with video and transcripts -- begins with seven popular courses.
December 12, 2007

The various and competing efforts to digitize university libraries' vast holdings have no lack of ambition, but access to documents and copyright issues have been two factors slowing the development of online scholarly repositories. Now, an effort at George Mason University seeks to bypass libraries entirely and delve into scholars' file cabinets instead.

December 11, 2007
Two panels met at George Washington University to disentangle thorny copyright issues, highlighting legal uncertainties and competing positions.

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