Online Learning

Online Learning
Sep 02, 2015
U of Central Florida is using lecture-capture technology to enroll more students than can fit in its classrooms. But is a live stream a sufficient replacement for a face-to-face lecture?


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.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. Eastern about the themes of the booklet.


May 25, 2012
Despite the high-profile buzz, elite universities’ move online won’t be what upends the higher ed market, writes Ryan Craig.
May 22, 2012

In a study spanning six public universities, students taught statistics mainly through software learned as much as peers taught primarily by humans. And the robots got the job done quicker.

May 17, 2012

U. of North Carolina-Greensboro might soon offer its first fully online undergraduate degree -- in philosophy.

May 10, 2012

In a podcast interview, Open Learning Initiative director Candace Thille talks MOOCs, big data, and what we might soon know about learning.

May 8, 2012

Washington U. Law School becomes latest top-tier law school to offer fully online master's degree. But it may be a long time yet before the bar association approves a fully online J.D.

May 3, 2012

Harvard and MIT hope their free online courses will not only give learners access to top courses, but also give education researchers access to unprecedented pools of learning data.

April 24, 2012

Open course in digital storytelling, a holdover from before open learning was associated with massive tools wielded by celebrity professors, remains content with its modest but devoted following.

April 19, 2012

Pearson announces new self-paced, general education courses in hope of catching overflow from crowded colleges. Ivy Tech cautiously becomes its first partner.

April 18, 2012

With help from venture-backed company, Princeton, Penn and U. of Michigan announce they will become the latest high-profile universities to offer free, interactive courses to massive online audiences.

April 6, 2012

Several weeks into MIT's massive open online teaching experiment, faculty ponder how it could change the university.


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