Teaching is as central to higher education today as it has been for generations. But teaching is different in a digital age — both for those who teach in physical classrooms and those who teach online (and for the many who, officially or not, teach students in the same course both ways).
Students can use their devices to be more engaged or to goof off — or both. Faculty members have a range of new tools with which to present information, communicate with students and promote discussions, if they are trained and encouraged to use them effectively.
Inside Higher Ed editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman will explore some of the issues associated with teaching in a digital age and the strategies professors and colleges are employing.