Online Learning

Online Learning
Sep 02, 2016
MIT experiments with instructor grading in massive open online courses as a way to expand teaching and learning opportunities for students and instructors.


Oct. 29, 2014 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2014 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology examined the views of faculty members and academic technology administrators on online education and a range of other technology-related issues.

The survey was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. 

Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics. A copy of the report can be downloaded here.

On Nov. 18, Inside Higher Ed's Scott Jaschik and Carl Straumsheim conducted a free webinar analyzing the survey's findings and answering readers' questions. To view the webinar, please click here.

The survey was made possible in part by financial support from Blackboard, Pearson and Sonic Foundry.


"The Evolution of Distance Learning" is Inside Higher Ed's latest compilation of articles.

The print-on-demand booklet features articles about a range of institutions and approaches.

This compilation is free and you may download a copy here.

Inside Higher Ed featured a webinar on October 13 in which its editors and reporters discussed the themes of the booklet. Click here to listen to the webinar.

This booklet was made possible in part by the advertising support of Blackboard. 


April 12, 2013

Advocates for new teaching technologies say liberal arts institutions should flock to, not fear, online education.

April 11, 2013

Florida lawmakers want to boost MOOCs and upend the traditional quality control system by letting state officials demand that public colleges grant credit for courses offered by unaccredited institutions.

April 8, 2013

Coursera, which made a name for itself offering free courses from elite universities, begins to make money.

April 5, 2013

In an era of free online classes, one university wants students to pay to fly across the world to be taught together online, by professors who may not be on campus. Will this model work? 

April 3, 2013

Stanford University, birthplace of two MOOC companies, decides to work with a nonprofit started by MIT and Harvard.

March 28, 2013

Academic senates of California's three higher ed systems all now oppose plan to deal with overcrowding by outsourcing instruction and forcing colleges to award credit for programs that may be unaccredited and for-profit.

March 27, 2013

Florida and New York try to expand their online course catalogs while consolidating authority.

March 22, 2013

Many state universities and small liberal arts colleges that want to partner with Coursera may not want to wait by the phone.

March 19, 2013

At U. of California Santa Cruz, faculty leaders charge that Coursera's deals with instructors endanger hard won intellectual property rights.

March 15, 2013

Company established by founder of Princeton Review buys nascent e-learning platform, as part of plan to help colleges use technology to lower tuition.


Back to Top