Technology

Technology
Dec 11, 2017
Much-hyped company, early player in adaptive learning, plans to take on the publishers. Some see promise; others have doubts.
Oct 18, 2017
George Washington professors review digital offerings and find lack of oversight, unclear course requirements and large student-faculty ratios.

Surveys

Oct. 30, 2017 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2017 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup. Download a copy of the booklet here.

Inside Higher Ed regularly surveys key higher ed professionals on a range of topics.

On Thursday, Nov. 16, at 2 p.m. Eastern, Inside Higher Ed will present a free webcast to discuss the results of the survey. Register for the webcast here.

The Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology was made possible in part with support from D2L, Jenzabar, Mediasite by Sonic Foundry, Pearson and VitalSource.

Booklets

"Flipping the Classroom and Other Techniques to Improve Teaching" is Inside Higher Ed's new downloadable compilation of articles.

The booklet, the latest in a series of free, print-on-demand collections, examines how instructors and institutions are experimenting with new approaches to student learning.

On Thursday, Dec. 7, at 2 p.m. EST, Inside Higher Ed's editors will lead a free webinar to discuss the booklet's themes. Register for the event here.

This booklet was made possible in part by the advertising support of Top Hat.

Blogs

Library Babel Fish
December 7, 2017 - 2:55pm

Twitter and its ilk want us to fill their barren shelves with our attention and our selves. There are alternatives, if I can just shake this marketing-engineered habit. 

Archive

September 22, 2017

Education Department’s inspector general labels Western Governors as a correspondence-course provider, seeks reimbursement of $713 million in aid and may broadly threaten competency-based education.

September 20, 2017

Ruling in high-profile sexual harassment case suggests that foreign students in online courses have no recourse under Title IX.

September 15, 2017

This month’s edition of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Jim Chalex, vice president of product management at Blackboard.

In the conversation with host Rodney B. Murray, Chalex discusses the company’s plans for Blackboard Learn and its learning platform, amid other topics.

September 12, 2017

New paper on artificial intelligence that can (mostly) correctly pick self-identified gays and lesbians based on photos has been called nearly everything -- from bad science to an important “wake-up call.”

September 8, 2017

Arkansas’s new public online university chooses national accreditor over its regional agency, raising questions about pace, prestige and the state of quality assurance.

September 5, 2017

A year after instructor of the university’s largest course said it was fine for students to watch videos instead of coming to class, he changes his mind.

August 30, 2017

An Ithaka S+R survey of research libraries reveals a lack of racial and ethnic diversity in the profession, particularly at the upper levels.

August 21, 2017

Study finds that technology spending spurs gains in colleges’ outputs -- but they vary depending on the institution.

August 10, 2017

Leaked Google memo, described as an “anti-diversity screed,” reminds many women in STEM fields of the challenges that remain not just in industry, but in academe.

August 9, 2017

The University of Texas at Austin has unveiled Stampede2, said to be the most powerful supercomputer at any campus in the U.S.

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