Higher-Education Technology News

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


ED Asks for Feedback on Research Centers

The Department of Education has issued a call for feedback on the work of two Institute of Education Science research centers. The centers will use the feedback to plan their future work.

University of Houston Intervention Program Focuses on Struggling Bio Students

A successful intervention program at the University of Houston is funneling resources to faculty development and curricular improvements to keep students from failing or dropping intro and general biology courses.

Pathbrite Portfolios Now Featuring Credly Badges

Digital badge company Credly is partnering with Pathbrite, in a move that will let users add their Credly achievements to their digital portfolios.

U Minnesota To Seed Tech and Other Innovations

The University of Minnesota, which has a tagline, "Driven to Discover," is launching a seed investment program to help innovations and technologies make it out of the campus and into the market.



3d printing in education

Widespread 3D Printing in Classrooms Still a Decade Out

While colleges and universities have slowly begun adopting 3D printing technologies, mainstream adoption in education and among consumers is still a long way off, according to a new analysis.

MeetingOne Aims To Help Incorporate Meetings into Blackboard Courses

MeetingOne has introduced a new version of a product that will let instructors and teaching assistants integrate meetings into existing Blackboard Learn courses.

Stanford Aeronautics Classmates Build Their Own Drones

Student teams in a 10-week class at Stanford University's School of Engineering build a drone, an unmanned aerial vehicle, then compete with one another to use it.

Canon Intros 3 New Cloud-Connected Printers

Canon has added three new all-in-one inkjet photo printers, the Pixma MG7520, the Pixma MG6620 and the Pixma MG5620, to its line of cloud-connected printers.

This Flipped Class Is Studying Biology with a $10 Microscope and a Smart Phone

Take a smartphone, add $10 worth of plywood and Plexiglas, a bit of hardware, laser pointer lenses and LED click lights from a keychain flashlight and you have a DIY microscope worthy of use in college classes. At least, that's the idea of an instructor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology who is adding the do-it-yourself technology in her biology lab courses.

Loyola Students Lose Mailboxes, Gain Mail Alerts

Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore recently revamped its mail delivery operations and is now reclaiming enough room to add additional student seating in its College Center.