Digital Learning

Digital Learning
Dec 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.
Feb 20, 2019
Students in Brandeis's graduate programs complained they didn't feel prepared when they arrived on campus. The institution turned to an online platform for a solution.

Opinion

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 23, 2018

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

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.

May 9, 2018

An exchange with the director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Rice University.

May 9, 2018

A professor and an undergraduate describe the positive and negative ways that students use technology to keep their heads above water academically.

May 2, 2018

An attempt to answer a tweet by Joshua Eyler about the conversation about that crucial intersection.

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.

April 18, 2018

As the American Bar Association debates its rules governing online learning, Ken Randall asks a more fundamental question: Why should the accreditor limit how law faculties choose to teach?

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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
February 20, 2019 - 3:00am

With its online master's in computer science and its recent commitment to a lifetime of education for its students, Georgia Tech challenges MIT as most innovative university.

Online: Trending Now
February 6, 2019 - 3:00am

A centuries-old challenge for teachers has been how to adapt learning materials and presentations to meet the varied backgrounds and abilities of students. Emerging technologies, Ray Schroeder writes, can help meet students where they are and customize learning for them.

Online: Trending Now
January 23, 2019 - 3:00am

Every year our degrees “expire” in relevancy and timeliness if we don’t refresh each class with an eye to the future, Ray Schroeder argues.

Archive

October 24, 2018

The company is offering its computer science curriculum -- and kicking in some funds -- to 10 institutions this academic year, with more to follow.

October 24, 2018

A few state- or systemwide organizations supporting digital learning have closed in recent years, but those left standing have solidified their value, according to a new WCET report.

October 24, 2018

A new tool kit from the AAUP offers faculty groups concrete steps for ensuring that partnerships with for-profit companies don't threaten academic freedom and program integrity.

October 24, 2018

This month's episode of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Audrey Watters, who writes and speaks widely about educational technology.

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.

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?

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