Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
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Aug 03, 2022
Proponents say virtual reality boosts student engagement and achievement. Others worry it may prioritize corporate profits and violate student privacy. As 10 metaversities launch this fall, the details are being worked out in real time.
Jan 26, 2021
Survey of 850 instructors in introductory college courses finds professors to be exhausted, more confident in virtual learning -- and deeply concerned about the ability of disadvantaged students to continue their studies.

Surveys

Jan. 23, 2019 -- Inside Higher Ed’s 2019 Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers was conducted in conjunction with researchers from Gallup.

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

On Thursday, Feb. 21, Inside Higher Ed presented a free webcast to discuss the results of the survey. View the webcast here.

The Inside Higher Ed Survey of College and University Chief Academic Officers was made possible in part with support from Wiley, Oracle, Phi Kappa Phi and Gallup.

Booklets

"Digital Teaching and Learning" is a new compilation of articles and essays from the pages of Inside Higher Ed. This free print-on-demand collection is available for download here.

Inside Higher Ed's editors will present a free webcast on the themes of this booklet on Thursday, June 9, at 2 p.m. Eastern. You may register for the webcast here.

This compilation was made possible in part by the financial support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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August 8, 2022
Belmont University is starting a Ph.D. in strategic leadership in education. Delta State University is starting a nonprofit management concentration in its M.B.A. program.
August 4, 2022
Ferris State University is starting a master of science in data science and analytics. Georgia Southern University is starting an accelerated bachelor’s-to-master’s program to assist undergraduate special education students with earning an advanced degree in special education in less time.
August 3, 2022
Proponents say virtual reality boosts student engagement and achievement. Others worry it may prioritize corporate profits and violate student privacy. As 10 metaversities launch this fall, the details are being worked out in real time.
August 1, 2022
Colorado State University is starting an online master’s degree in mechanical engineering. Lorain County Community College is starting a bachelor of applied science in smart industrial automated systems engineering technology.
July 27, 2022
Adrian College is starting a series of certificate programs that provide job training. They include accounting, applied computing and web development. Florida State University at Panama City is launching a bachelor’s degree in financial planning.
July 25, 2022
Delta State University is starting a master of fine arts in studio art (low residency). Elmira College is starting a major and a minor in media studies.
July 21, 2022
The U.S. Education Department says Eastern Gateway Community College’s online program violated federal financial aid rules. The college warns that freezing the program could endanger its future.
July 18, 2022
Roosevelt University undergraduates engaged in a community science project that produced usable data for scientists at Chicago’s Field Museum.
July 14, 2022
A new report took the temperature of thousands of U.S. faculty members. Among the findings: a high regard for conferences, even when delivered virtually; a rise in open educational resources; and a decrease in scholarly funding.
July 8, 2022
Brandeis University overhauls Ph.D. training in the humanities and social sciences, including by funding internships on campus and off.

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January 26, 2021

Survey of 850 instructors in introductory college courses finds professors to be exhausted, more confident in virtual learning -- and deeply concerned about the ability of disadvantaged students to continue their studies.

November 17, 2020

In his new book, James M. Lang argues that trying to end students' distraction is a losing proposition. Instead, instructors should focus on capturing students' attention -- that's a winnable strategy.

November 13, 2020

Survey finds undergrads feel modestly more engaged -- especially when they think their professors have made an effort -- and are somewhat likelier to continue their educations.

November 3, 2020

New study shows student learning suffered during the switch to remote instruction last spring, but that small group activities helped reduce this loss.

October 27, 2020

With some colleges and universities planning to continue online learning into the spring, students are now looking at over a year of learning from home. How will their well-being and academics be affected?

October 6, 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.

August 5, 2020

Professors' experiment suggests the limits of on-campus, hybrid instruction this fall. Big Ten universities expand sharing of online courses.

July 29, 2020

As colleges head toward the remote fall they dreaded, they must deliver a more compelling learning experience than last spring's. Most think it will be better, but it may not give students what they crave.

July 8, 2020

Professors and students alike viewed their remote learning experience most favorably this spring when their courses incorporated more "best practices." That's the path to making the inevitable virtual education better this fall.

July 1, 2020

Presidents give their colleges and universities mixed grades on the remote learning they offered last spring. How is that influencing their decisions about reopening campuses this fall?

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