Education Trade Publications Online: Inside Higher Ed Reviewed

Like much traditional print media, education trade publications are beginning to form an online presence. In a series of articles that will continue this week, the websites of some prominent education trade publications will be discussed. Today's article focuses on the website of ''Inside Higher Ed.'' Schools offering Children`s Book Illustration degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

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What Is It?

Inside Higher Ed functions as an online news magazine - there is no print version - that concentrates on postsecondary education in the U.S. The site's features are all available for free. Content on the site includes articles about education events, interviews with people from academia, reviews of recent books and an advice section for academic professionals. There is also commentary on non-academic aspects of higher education, including college sports.

In addition to job postings, which are common in these publications, the Inside Higher Ed website features a listing service for job changes and events. This list allows academic professionals to post information about their career moves so peers can keep track of their whereabouts. The calendar list includes a variety of events that are taking place in academic institutions. For example, at the time this article was written, the calendar included dates for the New York Institute of Technology's 7th annual interdisciplinary conference. There are options for both reading and posting to these lists.

One standout aspect of the site is its focus on technology in education. There is significant coverage of e-learning and technological innovation. In addition to news that focuses on technology, Inside Higher Ed also has a few blogs that focus on technology and a podcast dedicated to e-learning. The multimedia offerings don't stop there - the site has an entire audio section that offers audio conferences for a small fee. Overall, the site does a good job of focusing on technological issues; it has capitalized on the online format by offering a wide variety of blogs that cover topics like Generation X women in higher education, technology for college librarians and wide-ranging commentary on topics in higher education.

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How Useful Is It?

This site provides worthwhile resources for academic professionals. As mentioned above, Inside Higher Ed does a great job of functioning as an online-only publication. Though it may not provide the same range of original news reporting as some other education trade publications, the site does feature a lot of commentary and multimedia resources that make it relevant. The blogs on the site cover interesting, unique topics that provide insight into different aspects of the current college and university structure in the U.S.

Other than the blogs, the audio section is one of the biggest assets to Inside Higher Ed. The seminars and conferences offered in this section allow individuals or groups to listen in to talks on subjects like teaching the liberal arts online, which is the focus of a conference for March 2011. It's possible to purchase downloadable audio files of previous conferences. These conferences, with titles like 'Helping Your Faculty Land More Grants' and 'Generational Shockwaves: Today's Students and Economic Uncertainty,' seem to be aimed at both administrators and faculty. The audio section also features interviews with people like the president of Blackboard Learn, a company that provides a popular online learning platform.

This is the second article in a series about education trade publications online. Previously, 'The Chronicle of Higher Education' was discussed. Stay tuned for more reviews this week.

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