Transforming Teaching & Learning

Transforming Teaching & Learning
Feb 18, 2021
Faculty members who saw the shift to online learning as an opportunity were less likely to feel burned out or receive poor ratings on their teaching.
Mar 18, 2021
As COVID-19 forced professors to embrace digital texts, they were likelier to know about -- but not to use -- free, openly licensed materials. Progress was greatest at colleges that promoted OER, especially minority-serving ones.

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"Driving Transformation in Higher Education" is a new compilation of articles and essays from Inside Higher Ed.

You may download a free copy of the print-on-demand booklet here.

Inside Higher Ed will offer a free webcast on the themes of this compilation on Tuesday, May 11, at 2 p.m. Eastern. Please register to participate here.

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

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February 18, 2021

Faculty members who saw the shift to online learning as an opportunity were less likely to feel burned out or receive poor ratings on their teaching.

February 17, 2021

Research suggests that attackers who disrupted online classes often did so at the invitation and encouragement of students in those same classes -- which instructors need to know if they want to guard against noxious interruptions.

February 17, 2021

New analysis seeks to make sense of what's really going on with respect to gender and other kinds of bias and teaching evaluations. It offers suggestions for meaningful evaluations during COVID-19 and beyond.

November 18, 2020

A group of non-Black scholars, Learning Scientists for Racial Justice, invites other professors to work together to strengthen teaching and take concrete actions in support of Black lives.

October 21, 2020

Misperceptions among college instructors about the concept may actually be harming some students in their moments of greatest need, warns Omid Fotuhi.

September 30, 2020

General education represents the best and last chance for students to debate broad human problems, yet far too few institutions are giving them the opportunity, argue Andrew Delbanco and Jon Parrish Peede.

September 23, 2020

The pandemic has turned the spotlight onto what was an already glaring problem: what we've been teaching our arts students hasn't fully prepared them, argues Eric J. Lapin.

September 9, 2020

A standards-based approach to grading that incorporates goal-setting and self-reflection can help promote students' progress in times of crisis as well as normalcy, advises Rosalie Metro.

September 2, 2020

For colleges to achieve antiracism, equity and inclusion, one of the most effective actions will be for professors to stop talking so much in their classrooms, argue Scott Freeman and Elli Theobald.

August 26, 2020

Nicholas H. Snow offers a suggestion to his research scholar colleagues: navigate this perfect storm by making teaching and serving undergraduate students your highest priority.

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March 18, 2021

As COVID-19 forced professors to embrace digital texts, they were likelier to know about -- but not to use -- free, openly licensed materials. Progress was greatest at colleges that promoted OER, especially minority-serving ones.

January 26, 2021

Survey of 850 instructors in introductory college courses finds professors to be exhausted, more confident in virtual learning -- and deeply concerned about the ability of disadvantaged students to continue their studies.

November 20, 2020

The online program management company buys assets of HotChalk, another OPM, whose biggest client, Concordia Portland, closed early this year.

November 17, 2020

In his new book, James M. Lang argues that trying to end students' distraction is a losing proposition. Instead, instructors should focus on capturing students' attention -- that's a winnable strategy.

November 13, 2020

Survey finds undergrads feel modestly more engaged -- especially when they think their professors have made an effort -- and are somewhat likelier to continue their educations.

November 3, 2020

New study shows student learning suffered during the switch to remote instruction last spring, but that small group activities helped reduce this loss.

October 27, 2020

With some colleges and universities planning to continue online learning into the spring, students are now looking at over a year of learning from home. How will their well-being and academics be affected?

October 6, 2020

Survey finds significant increases in professors' confidence in virtual learning and their sense of support from their colleges -- but continuing concerns about equity for underrepresented students.

August 26, 2020

As the fall term begins, professors describe their experiences in the in-person (and virtual) classroom. Their verdict? Better than feared. Lots of faculty experimentation. Students are anxious, and physical conditions are … mixed.

August 19, 2020

Can colleges teach students what they need to know in the 21st century? Derek Bok offers an answer.

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