Teaching With Technology

Teaching With Technology
Jun 08, 2015
Study examines whether students should text or tweet in class -- or put their smartphones down -- to improve their grades. The results aren't as anti-device as some professors might think.

Surveys

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.

Booklets

“Evolving Learning for the New Digital Era” is the latest in our series of print-on-demand booklets.

Articles focus on changing methods of teaching and learning -- and the strategies used by different institutions.

You may download the free booklet here.

And you may sign up here for a free webinar on the booklet's themes, to be held Wednesday, July 8, at 2 p.m. Eastern.

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

Blogs

Hack (Higher) Education
April 16, 2013 - 8:35pm

A book review, of sorts, of Kio Stark's Don't Go Back to School, along with the larger "don't go to college" narratives.

Hack (Higher) Education
March 22, 2013 - 12:18pm

What impact has all the hype and interest in MOOCs had on open courseware initiatives, specifically those at MIT?

Hack (Higher) Education
December 28, 2012 - 10:07am

The last in my series reviewing the year's most important ed-tech trends...

Archive

March 6, 2014

A survey of freshmen finds that while most high school students use online education websites on their own time, very few see fully online courses in their higher education future.

March 3, 2014

Despite the growth of online education, some colleges -- especially small liberal arts institutions -- have absolute bans on credit for such work. Some are starting to consider a shift.

February 18, 2014

This month's edition of The Pulse podcast features an interview with Claudia Reuter, founder and CEO of SchoolChapters, which produces the Pruvalu electronic portfolio.

Reuter talks with Rodney B. Murray, host of The Pulse, about how colleges and universities are using Pruvalu for such purposes as institutional accreditation, assessment of student learning and faculty development.

February 18, 2014

Two years and twice as many iterations later, MOOC instructors at Stanford U. say they are finally seeing results.

January 13, 2014

Electronic advising systems have plenty of potential, writes Melinda Mechur Karp. But they will fall short without more attention to the messy, human side educational technology.

October 8, 2013

UniversityNow signs up more than 1,000 students for low-cost, competency-based degree programs without the lure of federal financial aid. 

August 15, 2013

In report to faculty and students, UT president outlines principles for online education and asks for greater input from professors. 

July 18, 2013

San Jose State's experiment with MOOC provider attracted enormous attention when it was launched. But students didn't do as well as they did in traditional classes.

June 24, 2013

Lawyers and a disability rights advocate stressed that faculty members must be proactive rather than reactive in making sure their online courses and materials are accessible for students with disabilities.

June 21, 2013

As Oregon State's distance education efforts grow, professors raise questions about who does the teaching, how they are paid and whether anyone has figured out how learning compares online and in person.

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