Digital Learning

Digital Learning
Jun 08, 2021
A report exploring the impact of the pandemic on the future of online learning suggests many campus leaders want to offer increased flexibility in teaching modality to students. How they will achieve this goal remains to be seen.
Mar 18, 2021
As COVID-19 forced professors to embrace digital texts, they were likelier to know about -- but not to use -- free, openly licensed materials. Progress was greatest at colleges that promoted OER, especially minority-serving ones.

Opinion

December 1, 2021

The next few years in higher education promise to herald a tech revolution. Delivery modes will be the most visible, but autonomous and related smart tech may be the most impactful.

November 17, 2021

The numbers paint a clear picture of change in demand for higher education. Still unclear is if colleges will adapt from static schools to dynamic institutions in time to survive and thrive.

November 3, 2021

The numbers are startling: in the wake of deadly COVID infections, quarantines and isolation, nearly 3 percent of the entire U.S. workforce resigned in the month of August alone. What is higher ed’s role in reshaping careers and lives?

October 20, 2021

The web is constantly evolving. Emerging now is a more immersive 3-D environment that features augmented reality, virtual reality and persistent connections. It is called the metaverse, and it may transform online learning.

October 6, 2021

The placid ivy-covered walls and calm quad will remain when COVID is vanquished, but the university will never be the same. We are forever changed -- by the disease and by the advance of technology and competition in this, the fourth industrial revolution.

September 22, 2021

We are witnessing the remaking of higher education. Strategies for mainstream colleges and universities must change from the short term to the long term as large-scale collaboratives and huge corporations enter the field.

September 8, 2021

The world is in the advent of the fourth industrial revolution, which is what the World Economic Forum describes as a new era that extends the impact of digitization in new and unanticipated ways.

August 25, 2021

Overpriced, outdated and no longer required by an increasing number of employers, is the baccalaureate in a death spiral?

August 11, 2021

We have experienced dramatic changes in the past year and a half as Covid disrupted our campuses, classes, research and services. What can we expect in the coming academic year?

July 28, 2021

In recent months, more and more campuses have announced they will reopen, but the dark shadow of mental health issues will extend into the fall semester and beyond.

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Surveys

Oct. 30, 2019 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2019 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology, conducted in association with Gallup, can be downloaded here, free.

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

On Thursday, Dec. 5, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webcast to discuss the results of the survey. Register for the webcast here.

The Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was made possible in part with support from Sonic Foundry, Course Hero and Portfolium.

Booklets

"Providing Flexible Learning Models in Higher Education" is a new free compilation of articles and essays from Inside Higher Ed. You may download the print-on-demand booklet here.

On Wednesday, September 7, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed editors will lead a free webcast to discuss the themes of this collection. Click here to register.

This booklet was made possible in part by the support of D2L.

Archive

June 8, 2021

A report exploring the impact of the pandemic on the future of online learning suggests many campus leaders want to offer increased flexibility in teaching modality to students. How they will achieve this goal remains to be seen.

May 18, 2021

New report recommends investigating structures impeding success among students of color before throwing money at problems -- and also says more research and research funding are needed.

February 15, 2021

New University of Maryland Global Campus president answers questions, sharing his vision for meeting students where they are and expanding the online university's national footprint.

April 10, 2020

Colleges announce shifts to their summer sessions and consider tuition discounts or fee waivers in some cases.

April 3, 2020

Digital disruptors sharing racist, sexist and pornographic content in Zoom videoconferences show no sign of slowing down as “Zoombombing” trend grows.

March 31, 2020

The University of Washington was one of the first U.S. institutions to move online amid the pandemic. Here's how faculty say the transition is going.

February 5, 2020

Old issues with online program management companies get new attention in Washington.

January 16, 2020

John Katzman describes the changes that colleges and universities will -- or should -- make in the next decade.

January 14, 2020

After less than a year on the job, Heather Hiles is stepping down as CEO of Calbright College, California's new online-only community college.

January 3, 2020

Legal scholars are increasingly adopting and creating free textbooks in an attempt to increase affordability for students. But are these textbooks considered open educational resources?

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Archive

March 18, 2021

As COVID-19 forced professors to embrace digital texts, they were likelier to know about -- but not to use -- free, openly licensed materials. Progress was greatest at colleges that promoted OER, especially minority-serving ones.

May 13, 2020

The HyFlex course model is getting buzz as one way colleges could educate students if their campuses are open but physical distancing remains. A panel of experts discusses the pros and cons.

April 29, 2020

Might high-touch, residential colleges be better off tweaking the synchronous instruction they've done this spring rather than making a bigger shift if campuses are still closed to students in the fall? One campus official makes that case.

April 22, 2020

New survey documents how professors view this spring's mass move to virtual courses. Key findings: most used new teaching methods, half lowered their expectations for the volume of student work -- and a third for its quality.

March 18, 2020

Because of COVID-19, most professors and students suddenly find themselves forced to use technology as they teach and learn. A panel of experts explores whether that will help or hurt attitudes about online education.

February 19, 2020

The company's website for sharing course materials is popular with students but a decade ago raised faculty hackles over copyright and enabling cheating. Has its outreach to professors changed the narrative?

January 15, 2020

The traditional university credential faces growing competition and criticism, but postsecondary institutions around the world are responding with new designs and delivery models, Jeff Maggioncalda writes.

January 15, 2020

"Inside Digital Learning" is morphing into something new, exploring the ways colleges and professors are changing how and what they teach and students learn -- with or without technology.

January 13, 2020

Macmillan Learning took the unusual step of sharing early faculty feedback on a product not yet ready for prime time. Could the publisher’s openness differentiate it from competitors?

January 9, 2020

With the launch of MicroBachelors, MOOC platform edX lays the groundwork for a fully online undergraduate degree taught by multiple universities.

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