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Jun 14, 2018
In its quest to find a sustainable business model, online course provider edX will test charging users for access to previously free content. Observers say the move was inevitable.
Nov 16, 2018
North Dakota students saved more than $1 million on textbooks after the state invested just $110,000 to help instructors use open educational resources. Audit identifies successes and ongoing challenges.

Opinion

November 14, 2018

The future of persistence in the age of "narrow AI," or deep learning.

November 14, 2018

Free, accessible curricular materials may have many benefits for students. But the research conducted so far hasn't delivered the required proof yet, Regan Gurung writes.

November 14, 2018

Google has dominated search for 20 years. But results today are far too often tainted with information that is incomplete, misleading or false. MIT aims to address that problem with the knowledge graph Underlay.

November 7, 2018

Campus leaders should prioritize excellence, differentiation and institutional fidelity as they build new academic programs, Scott Moore writes.

November 7, 2018

Maintaining brand equity through scarcity while also scaling (sometimes with OPMs) to meet global demand.

October 31, 2018

Affordable degrees at scale have arrived. The momentum behind this movement is undeniable, and its impact will be significant, Ray Schroeder writes.

October 31, 2018

A partial list of the things we don't know about working with an online program management provider.

October 31, 2018

Education leaders and their institutions should collaborate -- even with rivals, Noah Pickus and Matthew Rascoff argue.

October 24, 2018

Are alumni benefits the killer app of nondegree programs from elite schools?

October 24, 2018

Educational technology companies have some trust issues and should be required to prove that they're pursuing more than their own financial bottom line, John Katzman and Stephen Bailey argue.

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Surveys

Oct. 31, 2018 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2018 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. You may download a free copy here.

On Tuesday, Nov. 27, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webcast to discuss the results of the survey. Please register for the webcast here.

The Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was made possible in part with support from Mediasite, Pearson, Portfolium and VitalSource.

Blogs

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November 14, 2018 - 3:00am

Google has dominated search for 20 years. But results today are far too often tainted with information that is incomplete, misleading or false. MIT aims to address that problem with the knowledge graph Underlay.

Online: Trending Now
October 31, 2018 - 3:00am

Affordable degrees at scale have arrived. The momentum behind this movement is undeniable, and its impact will be significant, Ray Schroeder writes.

Archive

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.

August 16, 2018

In the last decade, average student spending on required course materials has decreased by more than 30 percent, according to the National Association of College Stores.

June 14, 2018

In its quest to find a sustainable business model, online course provider edX will test charging users for access to previously free content. Observers say the move was inevitable.

March 8, 2018

Study finds instructors are much more likely to respond to comments from white male students than from others.

March 2, 2018

This month's episode of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Howard Bell of Hobsons about Starfish Enterprise Success Platform, the company's student success platform.

February 27, 2018

Legislators rewrite bill that originally required use of freely accessible educational materials, amid criticism that legislation would have infringed academic freedom and harmed, not helped, the open-access movement.

March 16, 2017

Despite all the talk about the need for innovation, colleges and universities today are changing too quickly, not too slowly, argues Johann N. Neem.

Archive

November 16, 2018

North Dakota students saved more than $1 million on textbooks after the state invested just $110,000 to help instructors use open educational resources. Audit identifies successes and ongoing challenges.

November 14, 2018

A new project will use technology to build bridges between classrooms in the U.S. and Japan. A pedagogical model of international collaboration facilitated by technology is gaining steam worldwide.

November 14, 2018

Most students enrolled in nondegree online programs already have degrees, and a minority actually want a credential, new data show.

November 14, 2018

Free, accessible curricular materials may have many benefits for students. But the research conducted so far hasn't delivered the required proof yet, Regan Gurung writes.

November 12, 2018

The Microsoft-owned workplace social platform will for first time make content from other providers -- including Harvard Business School -- available to its higher education and corporate customers. Its aim: to be the "single destination for learners."

November 7, 2018

Technology-enabled learning might be the future of education, but empirical studies haven't caught up to the hype. Funding is tight and approaches are scattered.

November 7, 2018

Among the topics: Two universities go big on big data; Arizona State and Uber team up on online degrees; federal investigations into web accessibility; dealing with GDPR.

November 7, 2018

Number and proportion of college and university students taking classes online grew solidly in 2017, as overall postsecondary enrollments fell. A third of all students now take at least one online course.

November 7, 2018

Campus leaders should prioritize excellence, differentiation and institutional fidelity as they build new academic programs, Scott Moore writes.

November 5, 2018

Sessions at Educause touched on academic technology collaboration, transparency around data collection, transitioning to active learning and more.

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