Digital Learning

Digital Learning
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 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.

Opinion

April 26, 2017

U.S. Naval Academy professor says demand for professionals with cybersecurity skills will climb to six million by 2019 -- but there will be a shortfall of 1.5 million workers.

April 19, 2017

Small colleges and universities produce as many -- or even more -- leading-edge ideas and programs as their larger counterparts. Campus technology leaders need to play a vital role in driving innovation at smaller institutions, Josh Kim writes. 

April 19, 2017

Kit Kittelstad says instructors should reply quickly, start a new discussion every week and offer all types of help and guidance. 

April 12, 2017

It takes commitment, persistence and time for tech firms to woo potential IT higher-ed customers, Josh Kim writes.

April 12, 2017

There are three steps for turning MOOCs into money makers, writes Robert Ubell.

April 5, 2017

What the CEO of the edtech company Echo360 can teach higher ed about the effective use of social media, Josh Kim writes.

April 5, 2017

Economist James D. Miller now thinks online education could increase demand for instructors, not destroy their jobs.

March 29, 2017

Josh Kim suggests changing your mindset about for-profit companies.

March 29, 2017

Online education has not yet proven to be the "disruptive" force many predicted because most colleges have used it to adapt rather than change their business models, Julia Freeland Fisher and Alana Dunagan argue.

 

March 22, 2017

Josh Kim advises companies to understand institutions' needs, solve challenges, build relationships, be transparent and invest in higher-ed retention.

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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

Online: Trending Now
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

May 4, 2018

Connecticut's budget shortages and enrollment challenges claim a distance-learning organization as its victim.

May 2, 2018

Recent hires and promotions in the fields of online learning and instructional technology, at the California Community Colleges, Central Methodist, Harrisburg Area CC, Norwich and Stanford.

May 2, 2018

Institutions are working harder to ensure digital accessibility than ever before. Technology tools in the LMS and elsewhere can help, but only so much.

May 2, 2018

Indiana University wants other institutions to absorb insights gleaned from its fast-growing digital textbook initiative.

May 2, 2018

As colleges respond to student needs with shorter-term credentials, we should be transparent about what they represent and how they differ from degrees, Scott Greenberg writes.

May 1, 2018

In a bid to gain market share, publishers have slashed the cost of digital textbooks.

April 25, 2018

Group projects might seem more daunting in an online format, but instructors say they've found ways to foster collaboration and avoid logistical roadblocks.

April 25, 2018

Ten students will soon graduate from a Florida program that allows them to become residential students after taking their first 60 credits online. Their experiences were challenging but largely positive, they say.

April 25, 2018

The ID2ID program, hosted by Penn State and Educause, creates mentor-mentee and buddy-buddy relationships that connect designers to their community and provide concrete guidance.

April 25, 2018

Colleges will have to change how they teach Gen Z students in the era of digitization, but the students have much to learn, too: "We're wiser than they are."

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