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.


March 30, 2012

Hoping to attract colleges skittish about partnering with a for-profit company, Excelsior College opens new venture aimed at helping traditional colleges move online.

March 21, 2012

Lasell College mandates that all faculty use basic features in the online learning platform, sparking discussion of traditional colleges, LMS usage and the "data revolution."

March 7, 2012

Two Stanford professors spin off their experiments with massively open online courses (MOOCs) into a company that could serve as a platform for similar projects.

February 1, 2012

An ambitious research project is proving the payoffs of predictive analytics in higher ed, and early findings overturn conventional wisdom about student success.

January 20, 2012

Academics at a research university and a community college talk about why they jumped at chance to be part of new iTunes courses.

January 10, 2012

Despite data collection bugs, U.S. News & World Report publishes the first online iteration of its controversial college rankings.

December 20, 2011

MIT's new open course initiative may shake the foundations of the higher ed credentialing system.

December 7, 2011

What, if anything, can a former hedge fund analyst and his motley crew of Silicon Valley number-crunchers teach higher education?

November 8, 2011

Ambitious online partnership between National Labor College and the Princeton Review ends, but big investment from the education company may help keep college viable.

October 25, 2011

Researchers at Ohio University suggest that honor codes are not as effective for deterring cheating in fully online courses.


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