Trends in Higher Education

By Jan Svärdhagen | This magazine covers trends in higher education with a specifik focus on digital learning in higher education. Tech could be great used the right way...but it´s not always this is the situation ;-)

Faculty Predict Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality Will Be Key to Ed Tech in 10 Years

Faculty in our 2017 Teaching with Technology Survey believe tech will play a positive role in the future of higher education — but some technologies …

Education

Wearables to See Double-Digit Growth through 2021

Wrist-worn devices will drive the market, according to a new forecast, while "lesser-known wearable products, such as clothing and ear-wear, will …

Wearable Tech

New Google Docs Workflow Streamlines Collaboration for College Students

By Meghan Bogardus CortezUpdates to the popular tool makes writing academic papers and peer reviews a breeze.

Google Docs

Survey: Blended Learning on the Rise

Teaching with Technology Survey<p>Most faculty in our second annual Teaching with Technology Survey said they employ a mix of online and face-to-face …

Education

Students are opting out of purchasing textbooks because of cost — how OERs fit in

Dive Brief:<p>About 85% of new college or university students had not purchased college textbooks by the first day of class or decided not to buy the …

How People Approach Facts and Information

(Hero Images/Getty Images)<p>When people consider engaging with facts and information any number of factors come into play. How interested are they in …

Pew Research Center

College textbooks are going the way of Netflix

<i>This is the second in</i> The Vanishing University<i>, a four-part series exploring the tech-driven future of higher education in America. Here is part one.</i><p>A new copy of Glenn Hubbard and Tony O’Brien’s widely used introductory economics textbook costs more than some smartphones. The phone can send you to …

Education

Educators grapple with integrating technology into the lecture

Most U.S. adults between say they learn more information from technology than through human interaction, with an even greater percentage of …

Digital literacy a key factor for employers, report finds

By 2020, 35% of skills vital for the workforce will have changed, with qualities like being technologically savvy topping the list, according to the …

Education

AI, analytics transforming guidance counselors' roles

New tools are making it easier not only to track and predict student performance for potential interventions, but also to monitor online activity for …

Digital Citizenship

Clippy and the History of the Future of Educational Chatbots

Earlier this year, Microsoft made headlines when it debuted Tay, a new chatbot modeled to speak like a teenage girl, which rather dramatically turned …

Chatbots

Why Education Is the Hardest Sector of the Economy to Automate

We’ve all heard the warning cries: automation will disrupt entire industries and put millions of people out of jobs. In fact, up to 45 percent of …

Intelligence

Campus Technology 2017: Lifetime Learning Is the New Model for Higher Education

By Amy BurroughsIn the workforce of the future, graduates will need to complement — not compete with — technology, an education expert says.

Education

New Project Explores Higher-Education Podcasts (And Their Impact)

These days busy college leaders hone their craft while walking the dog or commuting to campus (with earbuds in), thanks to the recent explosion of …

Education

In push for digital materials, expert says print is still important

As schools continue to invest in opportunities for online texts, some argue students may actually learn and retain information better when they read …

Education

This is how you build the library of the future

When looking towards the future of education and instruction, hardware will not be the catalyst for change. The people behind the technology will be …

Learning

Are Teachers Becoming Obsolete?

A veteran educator reflects on the personalized-learning trend that’s left him wondering if a computer is more capable of doing his job than he is.<p>Leaving my school building the other day, I had an unexpected realization: Perhaps a computer was a more effective teacher than I currently was. The …

Education

Report: Most Millennials Learn More from Technology than from People

Research<p>The majority of millennials ages 18-34 (69 percent) learn more information from technology than from people, according to a new report from …

The Private Side of Public Higher Education

Across the United States, the vast majority of public colleges and universities that offer online education programs or courses are now relying upon …

In Higher Education, IT Change Is What You Make of It

In higher education, change is a constant — a state of affairs we can expect to continue for the foreseeable future. In fact, as <b>institutions seek to</b> …

​The Power of Choice: Why Online Classes Matter to Students

There is no lack of evidence to suggest that online classes have deeply transformed the teaching and learning landscape in higher education. In 2015, …

Education

Campus Technology 2017: The Connected Campus Will Reshape College Life

By Amy BurroughsInternet of Things applications, which are beginning to emerge on college campuses, range from smart parking to proactive public …

Internet of Things

For-credit MOOC proves popular among MIT students

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s catalog of publicly available massive open online courses is typically marketed toward the non-MIT …

Education

New Analytics Tool Tracks Cheating Patterns for Online Testing

Online proctoring and identity verification company Examity today launched examiDATA, a data platform designed to "aggregate and analyze information …

Education

3 Ways Technology Is Changing Studying

By Meghan Bogardus CortezMobile devices and other digital tools reshape how college students get classwork done.

Mobile

Is it time to reconsider your LMS?

Learning management systems must be constantly reappraised to ensure that it is the best fit for users and instructors, according to eLearning …

Education

Towards the 4th Generation University

The technological developments are rapidly progressing and have impact in all aspects of our lives: energy, mobility, health, security, working, …

Innovation

Digital learning: how to keep your students switched on

Delivering teaching online is increasingly important for academics, but it needs to be more than a content dump<p>Universities will be busy this year adapting to the changes introduced by the government’s higher education reforms. But they mustn’t forget that there is more to the future of higher …

Learning

Campus politics get dirty: a security guard reveals all

The general election isn’t the only political battle that matters in universities – student union candidates resort to extra-judicial tactics to secure their votes<p>Election fever hit our campus a month before it started spreading to the rest of the country. A lot of student union officer posts open …

Students' Unions