Sunday, November 6, 2016

Doubts About Data: 2016 Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology - Carl Straumsheim, Inside Higher Ed

Most faculty members say data-driven assessments and accountability efforts aren’t helping them improve the quality of teaching and learning at their colleges and universities, according to the 2016 Inside Higher Ed Survey of Faculty Attitudes on Technology. Instead, instructors and a large share of academic technology administrators say the efforts are mainly designed to satisfy accreditors and politicians -- not to increase degree completion rates. It has been another tumultuous year in educational technology. The past 12 months have seen new ways to deliver education and course materials, new start-ups promising to revolutionize teaching and research, and new questions about the role of technology in and outside the classroom.

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