Technology

Technology
Jan 20, 2020
Bryan Alexander's new book, Academia Next, attempts to predict the future of higher education. We asked him a few questions about what's in store.
Dec 02, 2019
High-tech instructional materials are gaining popularity with instructors, but they can be problematic for students with disabilities. Colleges and publishers say there’s no easy fix.

Surveys

Oct. 30, 2019 -- Inside Higher Ed's 2019 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology, conducted in association with Gallup, can be downloaded here, free.

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

On Thursday, Dec. 5, 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 Sonic Foundry, Course Hero and Portfolium.

Booklets

"Agile Teaching" is Inside Higher Ed's new curated collection of articles.

The booklet, the latest in a series of free, print-on-demand collections, examines new innovations in teaching and learning.

On Thursday, January 10 at 2:00 PM ET, Inside Higher Ed's editors will present a free webcast to discuss the themes of the booklet. Register now to attend the webcast.

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

Blogs

Learning Innovation
January 23, 2020 - 9:00pm

Distance learning and the new anti-telecommuting policies for federal workers.

Learning Innovation
January 22, 2020 - 3:00am

Intensifying inequality, continued public disinvestment, challenges to master’s programs and a shift away from learning innovation.

Learning Innovation
January 22, 2020 - 9:00pm

Some questions for women in academic/educational technology, inspired by a terrific memoir of Silicon Valley tech culture.

Archive

January 20, 2020

Bryan Alexander's new book, Academia Next, attempts to predict the future of higher education. We asked him a few questions about what's in store.

January 8, 2020

The wide availability of cheap new education-related web addresses is creating a headache for university brand managers.

November 20, 2019

Oren Etzioni analyzes the brain drain of artificial intelligence experts out of academia and suggests some solutions to the problem.

October 18, 2019

Protecting the personal information of students and employees is a growing concern for colleges and universities, but where does the buck stop?

October 15, 2019

New grant program encourages computer scientists to think about how their skills might benefit society. But persuading tech grads to turn down high-paying industry jobs won’t be easy.

September 6, 2019

Chatbots have started to infiltrate every corner of higher ed -- from admissions to student affairs, career services and even test prep. Is that a good thing?

August 27, 2019

Two universities suffered devastating cyberattacks just before students returned to campus. Is the timing a coincidence?

July 23, 2019

Pop wants to become the next big messaging app for students. But will it avoid the mistakes of Yik Yak and other failed campus-based apps before it?

July 19, 2019

Sensitive student data from over 60 colleges could be vulnerable as the result of a security flaw in Ellucian’s widely used enterprise resource planning software.

July 15, 2019

College’s IT system was attacked by hackers demanding $2 million in Bitcoin. Experts warn that other institutions are vulnerable to similar attacks.

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Archive

December 18, 2019

Online program management companies are facing criticism, but many underresourced institutions need outside partners to succeed, David Klock writes.

December 2, 2019

High-tech instructional materials are gaining popularity with instructors, but they can be problematic for students with disabilities. Colleges and publishers say there’s no easy fix.

November 6, 2019

Kenzie Academy positions itself as a faster, more affordable way to prepare first-generation students in the U.S. heartland for technology jobs.

November 4, 2019

As major textbook publishers grapple with new strategic directions, alternative providers focused on lower-cost materials seize the opportunity to grow their market share.

October 30, 2019

The federal guidance that allows colleges to share tuition dollars with contractors that help them recruit students -- as long as they provide other services, too -- conflicts with the law and should be revoked, Robert Shireman argues.

October 23, 2019

Institutions aren’t switching learning management systems as often as they used to. What does that mean for companies looking to win new customers?

October 22, 2019

Survey of four-year-college leaders finds they lack confidence in their institutions' ability to adapt -- and aren't planning ahead in ways that would ensure success.

October 16, 2019

College IT officials don't believe campus leaders are particularly informed or engaged in digital learning, new survey results suggest.

October 9, 2019

Several large nonprofit universities have expressed interest in purchasing for-profit Ashford University, potentially following the controversial playbook of the 2017 takeover of Kaplan by Purdue.

October 4, 2019

Why hasn’t tuition in online education tumbled, and what will it take to drive the price down? Ryan Craig asks.

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