Inside Higher Ed
February 11th, 2015
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation this week released results
from a survey it commissioned of faculty attitudes, with a particular
focus on courseware that can "personalize" learning. FTI Consulting
conducted the survey, receiving roughly 4,000 responses.
Daniel Greenstein, the foundation's director of postsecondary success, summarized the findings in a written statement.
He said the survey found that a significant number of faculty members
are "open to using courseware and other innovations to improve their
students' success." The report also described specific obstacles faculty
face in "evolving their practice," he said, and detailed what colleges
can do to reduce or eliminate those obstacles.