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

Learning Innovation
October 18, 2020 - 9:00pm

How online learning saved higher ed.

Learning Innovation
October 15, 2020 - 9:00pm

Pandemic-related opportunities and challenges for nonfaculty educators.

Higher Ed Gamma
October 15, 2020 - 2:51pm

New ways to think about the humanities in a time of crisis.

Archive

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.

July 8, 2019

Struggling to keep up with technology challenges, Washtenaw Community College plans to pay a third party to manage all of its IT functions. The decision has drawn criticism from faculty and staff members.

May 22, 2019

Atlantic Cape Community College reformed its accessibility practices after a disability discrimination lawsuit. Now students with disabilities are enrolling in record numbers.

April 23, 2019

The Federal Communications Commission controls licenses that could be used to bring wireless broadband internet to rural areas. But policy makers and educators are at odds over how to proceed.

March 29, 2019

Tufts University recently expelled a student for allegedly hacking grades, but did the university make the right call?

March 12, 2019

Purdue professors say it is wrong for the university to work with Chegg, whose services they see as helping students cheat.

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Archive

April 10, 2019

The think tank analyst's essay largely blames online corporate enablers for the fact that the prices of online programs haven't fallen. Experts assess his assessment -- with a focus on what he left out.

February 20, 2019

Students in Brandeis's graduate programs complained they didn't feel prepared when they arrived on campus. The institution turned to an online platform for a solution.

January 9, 2019

Can providers of massive open online courses achieve their goal of educating the most possible people when their offerings are overwhelmingly in English? No, Roberto Rey Agudo argues.

January 8, 2019

The school’s online learning platform will change its name to Harvard Business School Online, having proven itself worthy of the prestigious brand.

December 5, 2018

The Minerva Project's big contribution to higher education might not be its vision of an elite, global university, but the groundbreaking curriculum it hopes to export to universities around the world.

November 28, 2018

Administrators at the University of Virginia wanted more from their learning management system -- so they took steps to make improvements.

November 26, 2018

Georgia Tech moves forward with plans to create storefronts for its online education programs, joining a growing number of institutions offering hybrid online learning experiences.  

November 7, 2018

Number and proportion of college and university students taking classes online grew solidly in 2017, as overall postsecondary enrollments fell. A third of all students now take at least one online course.

November 2, 2018

Institutions are forging ahead with virtual and augmented reality and 3-D printing in the classroom -- and learning in the process how best to approach those initiatives.

October 31, 2018

Education leaders and their institutions should collaborate -- even with rivals, Noah Pickus and Matthew Rascoff argue.

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