Digital Learning

Digital Learning
Apr 10, 2020
Colleges announce shifts to their summer sessions and consider tuition discounts or fee waivers in some cases.
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.

Opinion

November 19, 2020

As we continue to advance online services to distant students, bandwidth becomes ever more important. Virtual laboratories are beginning to take advantage of virtual reality, augmented reality and an assortment of associated technologies that rely on highly sophisticated networking.

November 10, 2020

Many colleges are closing their campuses after Thanksgiving and moving online. Spring terms will be delayed, break canceled, and online strategies remain at the forefront of delivery modes for the rest of 2021. What lies ahead?

October 29, 2020

An instructor wonders: Which leaders from history will my students see as weak and strong?

October 28, 2020

A series of events has converged to put new impetus behind sharing courses online. The COVID-19 pandemic, rapid deployment of remote learning, growth of MOOCs and mounting financial pressure on colleges and universities have combined to open minds on this topic.

October 14, 2020

We are planning for AI to help universities recruit, oversee adaptive learning and drive intelligent chat boxes, but there is much more ahead in the near future. Are we are underestimating the future of AI connected through a brain-computer interface in education?

October 1, 2020

Worldwide, lives are stressed and strained by COVID-19. Nowhere is that more evident than in the lives of students, staff and faculty members engaged in the transformed role of online learning.

September 30, 2020

Detaching quality from inputs while also unbundling the notion that there is only one definition of quality.

September 23, 2020

It's more than an attitude -- it's displayed in our practices and services.

September 23, 2020

Responding to Susan Resneck Pierce's excellent Views piece, "Beyond Incrementalism."

September 18, 2020

The pressure is on to provide a mechanism to enable students to control their own record of lifelong learning that recognizes both in-class and real-world experiences.

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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.

Blogs

Online: Trending Now
November 19, 2020 - 3:00am

As we continue to advance online services to distant students, bandwidth becomes ever more important. Virtual laboratories are beginning to take advantage of virtual reality, augmented reality and an assortment of associated technologies that rely on highly sophisticated networking.

Online: Trending Now
November 10, 2020 - 3:00am

Many colleges are closing their campuses after Thanksgiving and moving online. Spring terms will be delayed, break canceled, and online strategies remain at the forefront of delivery modes for the rest of 2021. What lies ahead?

Online: Trending Now
October 28, 2020 - 3:00am

A series of events has converged to put new impetus behind sharing courses online. The COVID-19 pandemic, rapid deployment of remote learning, growth of MOOCs and mounting financial pressure on colleges and universities have combined to open minds on this topic.

Archive

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?

October 8, 2019

TV ads helped Southern New Hampshire University become a household name, but with mounting competition and increased scrutiny of spending, getting to the top -- and staying there -- isn't easy.

December 19, 2018

Grand Canyon University's for-profit spin-off takes a bold step into the online program management space with acquisition of Orbis Education.

August 27, 2018

Technology is enabling the rise of precision academics in higher education, writes Myk Garn, who describes the game-changing potential of mapping and coding the academic genome.

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Archive

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

"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 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 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.

December 20, 2019

Analysis suggests projections of rapid growth in the master’s degree market were vastly overstated.

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