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

June 20, 2018

The runaway cost of instructional materials is a worry, but it's not even close to the biggest problem for students, writes Jason Katzman.

June 13, 2018

Responding to the challenges they've faced, law schools are moving cautiously -- and boldly -- into digital education, writes Christopher P. Chapman.

June 6, 2018

We need to do better in making course materials available to cash-strapped undergraduates and letting them interact with the texts and ideas, Sheila Liming argues.

May 30, 2018

Four arguments for no.

May 30, 2018

We must do better at moving low-income students into and through college, in part by adopting new learning models and taking student success strategies to scale, Brian Fleming and Allison Dulin Salisbury write.

May 23, 2018

The exit of an education startup and the future of college.

May 23, 2018

A new technology tool from MIT enables silent communication between human and computer. Ray Schroeder looks ahead to potential implications for teaching and learning.

May 16, 2018

Calls to create a discipline around the term risk reinforcing existing problems with how it is used -- and misused -- in higher education, Rolin Moe writes.

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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

September 26, 2018

If it isn’t already, the learning management system will soon be obsolete, Jonathan Rees argues. Let’s replace it in ways that treat professors like the professionals they are.

September 21, 2018

Business students at the University of Central Florida agitate for alternatives to a model that heavily shifts their learning time to outside the classroom and reduces exposure to instructors. Administrators say their approach is educationally sound.

September 20, 2018

Topics include: Analysis of nondegree credentials; blocking streaming sites in lecture halls; a community college's successful industry certifications.

September 19, 2018

Professors share what they're doing differently in the classroom this fall -- and how they'll measure the success of their experiments.

September 19, 2018

Faculty members at one small college think a formal policy restricting personal technology use in the classroom will cut down on distractions and improve learning.

September 19, 2018

Inside Higher Ed report explores the exploding array of certificates, apprenticeships and microcredentials that colleges and companies are creating to improve the intersection between education and work, over a lifetime.

September 19, 2018

Several Ivy League universities offer online degrees at the graduate level -- but few have ventured into online undergraduate degrees. The University of Pennsylvania could lead the way.

September 19, 2018

The digital communication platform gives students more ways to interact with instructors and one another and can breathe life into the online classroom, Kathleen Kole de Peralta and Sarah Robey write.

September 12, 2018

Many professors fear that students will punish them for classroom experimentation. A new study suggests otherwise.

September 12, 2018

Arizona State is the latest institution to team up with a museum to bolster its online portfolio. Representatives on both sides of such partnerships discuss the benefits and pitfalls.

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