Technology

Technology
Oct 15, 2020
Ed-tech start-up Engageli has raised $14.5 million to build a videoconferencing platform. Unlike Zoom, the platform has been purposefully designed with college and university faculty members and students in mind.
Oct 06, 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.

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

"The New Accessibility: Students With Disabilities and Access to Technology" is Inside Higher Ed's latest compilation of incisive and practical articles.

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

And Inside Higher Ed's editors will conduct a free webcast on the themes of the booklet on Thursday, April 23, at 2 p.m. Eastern. We invite you to sign up here.

This booklet was made possible in part by advertising support from D2L.

Blogs

Higher Ed Gamma
October 28, 2020 - 9:33am

How a special newspaper section can prompt a serious reflection about this nation’s past and about history education more broadly.

Learning Innovation
October 28, 2020 - 9:00pm

Why near-universal remote work is translating into an unsustainable proliferation of virtual meetings.

Learning Innovation
October 27, 2020 - 9:00pm

What might we learn from the demise of this amazing double-decker jumbo jet?

Archive

March 25, 2020

Six in 10 online learning administrators say their campuses require professors to train before teaching online -- but 70 percent say students aren't formally prepared to study virtually.

February 25, 2020

What must change in New York City's tech training landscape to ensure that employees in the industry reflect the city's diversity?

February 21, 2020

UCLA was the first university to openly consider facial recognition technology for security surveillance. The university abandoned that plan, but other colleges may be using the software.

February 18, 2020

Podcast features discussion with Bryan Alexander about his book Academia Next.

January 30, 2020

Governor has proposed ending tuition assistance for students who take classes online, drawing intense criticism from Liberty University and its president, Jerry Falwell Jr.

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.

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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.

October 2, 2019

Purdue University will launch three under-$25,000 online master's degrees in engineering on the edX platform.

September 17, 2019

ASU's for-credit MOOC experiment with edX didn’t meet expectations for completion or certification. The university has quietly moved in a new direction.

September 10, 2019

New trove of data suggests a bigger, more complex, more varied ecosystem of companies that work with colleges to take their academic programs online.

September 4, 2019

Asked to explain how they balance financial and academic considerations, administrators and professors say quality is key but struggle to define it.

July 17, 2019

Trying to understand this growing presence on campuses? Tim Renick and Drew Magliozzi explain key terms and why they matter.

July 5, 2019

Study finds students are modestly less likely to come to class when lectures are recorded, but the videos bolster their learning.

June 14, 2019

To bolster expanding online IT certificate program, Google plans to add career resources for students and to expand its community college partnerships and pathways to four-year degrees.

May 9, 2019

Bills targeting for-profit institutions in California would prohibit tuition-sharing deals -- a sign of growing political scrutiny of the role of online program management companies.

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