Higher-Education Technology News

All news articles from the CT editorial team, in chronological order.


Duke Libraries Offers E-Books and Audiobooks for Personal Mobile Devices

Duke University Libraries has launched a new service, called Duke OverDrive, which lets students, faculty and staff download e-books and audiobooks to their personal mobile devices, including iPhones, iPads, Nooks, Android phones and tablets and Kindles.

Transcriptic Launches Science-as-a-Service Platform

Transcriptic, a cloud-based research services provider, has launched Transcriptic Platform, a programmable system for defining and executing experimental protocols for molecular and cell biology researchers.

Utah State Develops Open Source Syllabus

Colleges and faculty seeking a streamlined way to develop higher education syllabi may want to become test pilots in an open source project under development at Utah State University's Center for Innovative Design & Instruction.

BenQ Unveils 2 New Ultra-Short Throw Projectors

Two new projectors from BenQ offer throw ratios of 0.35 and 0.43, brightness of 3,000 to 3,2000 lumens, and are designed for classroom use.



Moribund Academic Research Investment Could Have an 'Incalculable Long-Term Consequence' for the United States

A continued reduction in federal research dollars will have an impact on the country, but those who lead research programs at major universities don't agree on what that impact will be.

Online University Debuts Mobile App Created by In-House IT Dept.

Trident University International has just released a news- and events-focused mobile app for students, created by its in-house IT department.

Pearson Launches Competency-Based Education Framework and Readiness Assessment

Education technology company Pearson has developed an assessment tool that allows schools to gauge their institutions' readiness to adopt competency-based education.

College Presidents: Hybrid Will Have Bigger Impact than MOOCs

While college presidents are skeptical about massive open online courses (MOOCs), they see plenty of potential "positive impact" with hybrid courses that blend face-to-face and online learning as well as adaptive learning that uses technology to modify lessons based on the progress shown by students.

Report: IT Strategies for Non-Traditional Tech Projects

The traditional IT organization is accustomed to being responsible for back office and infrastructure technologies. Yet emerging technologies tend to support operations that are outside the normal purview of IT. What's a CIO to do?

Report: Cognizant Computing Will Have 'Immense' Impact on Mobile Computing

Gartner has unveiled a new report forecasting that cognizant computing, which the company says is the next phase of the personal cloud movement, "will become one of the strongest forces in consumer-focused IT" in the next few years to "have an immense impact across a range of industries, including mobile devices, mobile apps, wearables, networking, services and cloud providers."