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Best Sources for Free Digital Textbooks and More

To help your students reduce the cost of their education, begin with open educational resources. Many of these textbooks won't cost them anything.

16 Open Learning Resources that Go Beyond the Textbook

The concept of "open learning" encompasses far more than what's found in a textbook. These sources provide other kinds of resources that will boost your students' learning.

How MOOCs Make Money

Dhawal Shah, founder of Class Central, has been tracking the machinations of the MOOC business since before it was a business. Here, he provides perspective on the revenue side of open and online courses.

4 Key Tech Strategies for the Survival of the Small Liberal Arts College

In a recent study on the use of technology to reduce academic costs in liberal arts colleges, four distinct themes emerged: the strategic role of IT; the importance of data; the potential of alternative education delivery modes; and opportunities for institutional partnerships. Here's how IT leaders at these small colleges understand the future of their institutions.

Hacking the Hackathon at OSU

Hackathons are popular events, but how can their organizers ensure that participants will have the most productive experience possible? Researchers at Oklahoma State University are studying the hackathon.



Future of Ed Tech Is Bright, According to Faculty Survey

In our latest Teaching with Technology Survey, nearly all faculty said they believe tech will play a positive role in education in the future.

MOOCs and the Master's Degree

The University System of Maryland is experimenting with the use of massive open online courses to accelerate the path to an advanced degree — and the work has shed light on surprising new benefits of the MOOC format.

Working to Close the Gender Gap in IT

While more women are working in higher education IT, fewer are moving up the ladder to leadership positions. Here's what universities are doing to improve the balance.

Survey: Faculty Confident in Their Own Tech Skills, but Say Student Skills Lag

In our latest Teaching with Technology Survey, most faculty said they are comfortable using tech in the classroom, but many reported low-to-average tech skills among their students.

Technology Change: Closing the Knowledge Gap

Is the rate of technology change outpacing your ability to understand its impact, respond to its potential, or adapt to it appropriately? Here, Daniel Christian shares his insights about closing this knowledge gap.

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