Higher-Education Technology News

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


Berea College To Help Kentucky Students Prep for College

High school students in Appalachia will get a boost up in their college aspirations through a partnership that will include the use of online college preparation resources. Kentucky's Berea College, recently named the "most affordable college" in the nation by Money magazine, is using grant money to work with high schoolers in five counties — Rockcastle, Estill, Jackson, Lee and Madison — in a program that emphasizes academic success, career preparation and a mentality for pursuing college.

3 Texas Universities Will Work To Move Research into the Marketplace Quicker

Three Texas universities will share in a $3.75-million National Science Foundation grant intended to move academic research into the marketplace.

New Jersey City U To Offer Teacher PD for Continuing Ed Credits

New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ, will offer more than 50 online courses from professional development provider Teq for continuing education units.

Pepperdine's Graziadio School Dumps Paper Course Catalogs

Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management has abandoned the age-old print and PDF course catalog in favor of a new e-catalog based on technology from Digital Architecture.



Cornell Wraps 3-Year Network Upgrade

Cornell University has formally wrapped up a three-year network connectivity upgrade project at its Ithaca, NY campus, which came in faster and considerably less expensive — $19 million vs. $34 million — than a prior plan.

Syracuse U MOOC To Build Skills in Mainframe-Scale Enterprise Computing

People seeking a better understanding of enterprise computing strategies have the chance to attend a free, self-guided, self-paced open online course hosted by Syracuse University's School of Information Studies.

West Chester University

West Chester U Tackles Student Demand for WiFi in Campus Housing

With more than 5,000 residential students clamoring for more WiFi access, Pennsylvania's West Chester University is rolling out an Aruba 802.11ac wireless network across every campus housing facility, with the goal of turning the majority of its dormitories and student apartments into all-wireless environments by the fall 2014 semester.

PA College Gets $1 Million Grant for STEM Teacher Training Program

To help increase the number of qualified secondary STEM instructors, Westminster College in Pennsylvania has received a $1 million grant for its IQ STEM teacher training program.

Lantronix Launches PAL Program To Bring Mobile Printing to the Classroom

Lantronix has launched the Print and Learn program, an initiative designed to help educational institutions deploy tools to print directly from mobile devices to printers in the classroom.

Cloud Research Consortium Receives $10 Million Grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $10 million grant to a national consortium for cloud computing research and development.