Technology

Technology
Jul 16, 2020
Colleges are offering free online summer courses in an effort to keep students engaged and on track to graduate. Will it work?
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

"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
August 5, 2020 - 9:00pm

How would you answer these questions about the future of digital learning?

Learning Innovation
August 5, 2020 - 3:00am

A comparison of two events, and two communities, within the digital learning ecosystem.

Learning Innovation
August 3, 2020 - 9:00pm

Will our sector come to resemble tech, media and other industries?

Archive

November 14, 2018

As Amazon green-lights two new headquarters in New York and Northern Virginia, universities and colleges scramble to create a talent pipeline for tens of thousands of high-paying tech jobs.

November 6, 2018

Universities are under legal pressure to make their websites fully accessible to people with disabilities, but is "fully" even possible?

November 1, 2018

Many U.S. higher education institutions are still grappling with how to comply with European Union data-privacy rules, but so far none have come under scrutiny.

October 31, 2018

The 2018 Campus Computing Survey finds that campus technology funding has still not recovered from the 2008 recession, despite increased demand on resources and services.

September 14, 2018

Purdue pilot program restricts access to sites such as Netflix and Hulu in specific lecture halls.

September 11, 2018

Early-alert systems designed to catch struggling students are ubiquitous in higher ed, but not every institution is seeing desired results.

August 22, 2018

As more universities give students voice-controlled Alexa devices, observers and critics ask why.

August 20, 2018

As one of the first university-hosted blogging platforms prepares to wind down, concerns arise about the fate of its archives.

August 13, 2018

Despite lingering skepticism about the future of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, the technology behind them is becoming a focus of university teaching and research.

July 5, 2018

Many colleges are embracing IT cloud services, but significant cost barriers remain for smaller institutions.

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Archive

October 24, 2018

This month's episode of the Pulse podcast features an interview with Audrey Watters, who writes and speaks widely about educational technology.

October 19, 2018

The university and its large online division plan to create a "seamless pathway" between K-12, college and students’ first jobs.

September 26, 2018

A growing number of academics are experimenting with new technologies powered by artificial intelligence, but many of the technologies aren't yet ready for prime time.

September 26, 2018

If it isn’t already, the learning management system will soon be obsolete, Jonathan Rees argues. Let’s replace it in ways that treat professors like the professionals they are.

September 19, 2018

Several Ivy League universities offer online degrees at the graduate level -- but few have ventured into online undergraduate degrees. The University of Pennsylvania could lead the way.

September 19, 2018

The digital communication platform gives students more ways to interact with instructors and one another and can breathe life into the online classroom, Kathleen Kole de Peralta and Sarah Robey write.

August 22, 2018

User-friendly robotics simulators were hard to come by in higher ed -- so one professor enlisted students to take matters into their own hands.

August 1, 2018

Little will change in the short term for clients as two learning management system companies part ways, but broader market shifts could be afoot.

July 25, 2018

Open resources offer many potential benefits to students, but the institutional costs are real, too. One college offers a look into the math.

July 10, 2018

Blackboard dominated the U.S. learning management system market for 20 years, but new data show its cloud-based competitor edging past it.

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