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.


September 4, 2014

EdCast, a new online education platform provider, wants to use open-source software to help institutions teach courses to on-campus and online students all at once.

August 22, 2014

Analysis shows deep-pocketed investors are searching for winners in an unsettled ed-tech market.

August 7, 2014

U. of Wisconsin at Madison's second round of MOOCs will feature smaller, more focused courses that target local learners -- and activities beyond the last day of class.

July 22, 2014

The California State U. System scales back plans to enroll a quarter of a million students through a centralized online portal -- a goal that failed to attract interest across its 23 campuses and that many professors questioned.

July 21, 2014

A report on MOOCs in Maryland classrooms delivers encouraging results, but faculty members say shaping a course around another instructor's content can be tricky.

July 15, 2014

Coursera has come under attack after an instructor conducted a social experiment on his students, but the MOOC provider is sticking with its hands-off policies, saying they promote academic freedom.

June 25, 2014

University of Pennsylvania instructors and State Department diplomats hope massive online courses will attract more international students to American colleges and universities.

June 19, 2014

Survey suggests students in fully online programs are motivated by furthering their careers -- and that they will look outside their home states to do so.

June 12, 2014

Unizin, the university-led digital education consortium, places a bet on a common commercial software platform from Instructure.

June 11, 2014

After weeks of rumors, four institutions announce a university-led consortium on all things digital education.


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