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 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

September 12, 2018

Jonathan A. Poritz warns that colleges and universities should not rush too quickly to embrace the new technology for distributed public ledgers on the internet.

September 12, 2018

Three (tentative) hypotheses.

September 5, 2018

Amid the hype, the technology really does have major implications for higher education research, accountability and credentials, Daniel Pianko writes.

September 5, 2018

Three indictments of the role of technology in higher ed instruction.

August 29, 2018

It is time to destigmatize and expand online learning opportunities for college students with disabilities, Brittany Collins argues.

August 29, 2018

A critical perspective on the traditional online program management model.

August 22, 2018

Hybrid education may be the breath of the future -- and the death of teaching as we know it, Curtis Newbold writes.

August 15, 2018

People with higher ed backgrounds, flexible unbundling, capacity building, transparency and diversity.

August 8, 2018

Many professors rightly question whether research on the impact of classroom technology applies in their context, Kara McWilliams writes. Here’s how to conduct studies they can really use.

August 8, 2018

Nondegree programs, university business models and the imperative to create a different sort of master’s degree.

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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

October 19, 2018

The university and its large online division plan to create a "seamless pathway" between K-12, college and students’ first jobs.

October 17, 2018

A small environmental college in Maine created a suite of specialized online programs with help from faculty and staff enthusiasts.

October 17, 2018

As an early adopter of online learning, Franklin University built a strong technology and content infrastructure -- which it is now deploying with other colleges that want to start or expand their own digital course offerings.

October 17, 2018

Winners of a federal innovation challenge convened last week to ponder higher education's most pressing problems and the technology tools that might address them.

October 17, 2018

A new open online course at Wesleyan serves students contemplating career paths and alumni who want to rethink theirs. Can the online format help liberal arts institutions become more practical?

October 17, 2018

Among the topics: six more universities offer degrees through edX; billion-dollar OER savings; imposing rigor on federal aid experiments; MIT bets big on AI.

October 17, 2018

Robert Ubell spent years encouraging professors to overcome their fears, try something new and teach on the web. Now he's trying to practice what he preached.

October 10, 2018

Jesse Stommel and Sean Michael Morris examine their evolving thoughts on classroom technology and online education. A lot has changed in a short time, they found.

October 10, 2018

Remote proctoring and other tech-enabled solutions dominate discussion, but quite a few online students still take exams face-to-face -- posing logistical challenges for them and their institutions alike.

October 10, 2018

Woz U, named for Apple co-founder, is subject of critical news report citing dissatisfied students, prompting a state investigation. Its leaders defend quality but acknowledge flaws and a slow start.

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