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

February 26, 2018

Five assertions from Joshua Kim.

February 21, 2018

As we consider the use of technological tools in learning, let’s focus less on the what and more on the why and how, Jonathan Kaplan writes.

February 14, 2018

Jarrod Morgan describes the creative ways stressed test takers violate the rules and the importance of ensuring academic integrity.

February 7, 2018

Open educational resources offer enormous possibilities for college students and professors, but much work remains in finding, curating and maintaining the curricular materials, Fernando Bleichmar writes.

January 31, 2018

The explosion of corporate interest in OER threatens to take advantage of part-time instructors who don’t have time and money to ensure high quality, writes Alexander Phillips.

January 24, 2018

Can online learning help colleges meet the educational needs of the world's many refugees? Jeremy Adelman and Barbara Moser-Mercer explain their attempt to do so.

January 17, 2018

Faculty members and designers need clear roles, but ones that emphasize the deeply shared nature of their work, writes Tim Milosch.

January 10, 2018

Colleges and universities should avoid “shiny new object syndrome” when considering if they need to move to a new learning management system, writes Sasha Thackaberry.

December 13, 2017

Through creating and spreading open educational resources, students learn more and make an impact on the world, writes Christina Hendricks.

December 6, 2017

Responding to declining high school enrollments and state higher education austerity, some public universities are scaling up online.

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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

August 15, 2018

A program designed to engage provosts in digital learning has catalyzed efforts on individual campuses and engagement among regional groups of institutions.

August 15, 2018

Administrators and professors alike wonder how their institutions' progress in making course content available to all students compares with others, as advocates continue their push.

August 15, 2018

Top Hat strives to get professors to create their own textbooks and make them available free or for sale on its platform. Should traditional textbook publishers be concerned?

August 9, 2018

A Q&A with Paul Freedman, who, unlike some of his ed-tech peers, focuses on nurturing companies that will extend the reach of traditional institutions, not compete with them.

August 8, 2018

The Trump administration is considering an overhaul of a 26-year-old federal rule that is seen variably as a barrier to innovation and an important guardrail against substandard instruction.

August 8, 2018

What does a manager of online program quality do, and how does she define quality? We asked one.

August 8, 2018

An instructor's explanatory syllabus prompts a discussion of how students perceive new learning models, and how much they want to know about pedagogy before a class begins.

August 8, 2018

Among the topics: an effort in Houston to improve student success by sharing data; Strayer and Capella merge.

August 8, 2018

This month's episode of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Julia Winter, CEO and founder of Alchemie.

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.

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