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

November 29, 2017

Anthony Piña says there are six ways institutions stumble in terms of distance education and provides tips and advice for how to avoid them.

November 15, 2017

The answer, writes Josh Kim, is people.

November 15, 2017

Christopher Haynes argues that instructors teaching online courses should embrace unanticipated and unconstrained time -- something he’s learned a lot about from his toddler.

November 8, 2017

One of the most useful practices is to establish netiquette guidelines, which are indispensable for teaching about inequality and oppression, writes Abby L. Ferber.

November 8, 2017

Salena Rabidoux and Amy Rottmann provide instructors easy-to-follow tips and techniques for developing evergreen videos that engage students.

November 1, 2017

A campus filled with solar panels shows prospective students more about the institution's willingness to lead than traditional marketing efforts, Josh Kim says.

November 1, 2017

Open education resources can catalyze a much-needed national conversation about what we mean by “public” higher education, Robin DeRosa writes.

October 25, 2017

A recent blog post was wrong about massive open online courses, Arshad Ahmad and Barbara Oakley write. MOOCs aren't the promised panacea, but they are neither dangerous nor dead.

October 25, 2017

How critical discourse about the future of higher education gets discouraged.

October 18, 2017

Josh Kim asks Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, to articulate his company’s new strategy, rebrand the iTunesU app and fund technology efforts by innovative educators.

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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 1, 2018

Online instructors at Colorado Mesa University get paid per student for overtime hours. Now the institution is tweaking a model that's enticing to instructors but may not be best for students.

August 1, 2018

Among the topics: the Trump administration's plans on digital learning regulation; the status of an ambitious effort to map credentials; the link between cellphone use during class and lower exam grades.

August 1, 2018

Little will change in the short term for clients as two learning management system companies part ways, but broader market shifts could be afoot.

August 1, 2018

Prices shape student decisions on when and how to use textbooks.

August 1, 2018

The push for lifelong learning is fueling competition from alternative providers, but colleges and universities have a secret weapon: the deep bond they form with students, which should lead to a lifelong relationship, Chris Dellarocas writes.

July 30, 2018

After a few quiet months, the Department of Education has formalized plans to award one to three OER grants totaling $5 million by late September.

July 25, 2018

A two-year college in California took a leap forward with professional development efforts geared toward online.

July 25, 2018

Instructors at Drexel University can sift through more than 250,000 pieces of virtual reality content in a repository the institution bills as the first of its kind.

July 25, 2018

Open resources offer many potential benefits to students, but the institutional costs are real, too. One college offers a look into the math.

July 25, 2018

Coursera expands its online degree push for working adults, this time going Ivy League, with a new master's in computer and information technology from the University of Pennsylvania.

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