Higher-Education Technology News

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


edX Opens Up Membership Structure, Adds 12 Organizations

edX is opening up its membership beyond its initial 32 charter institutions. With its new membership structure, the online course provider will bring colleges, universities and other organizations into the fold as regular members, including 12 new institutions announced today.

Infinitely Virtual Offers New Cloud Hosting Plan for Education Market

Cloud server provider Infinitely Virtual today introduced Virtual Terminal Server — Standard, the first of what will eventually be four cloud hosting plans for the academic market.

Mid-Atlantic Crossroads, Fujitsu Test 800 Gbps Network

Mid-Atlantic Crossroads and Fujitsu Network Communications have partnered on a field test that has transmitted data from Baltimore, MD to McLean, VA at 800 gigabits per second.

Dell Forms Youth Advisory Board for Ed Tech

Dell has pulled together a group of 12 "youth leaders" to help guide the development of its education offerings.



Cornell Report Notes Promise of Distance Learning but Cautions Against Overtaxing Faculty

A new report from Cornell argued that, despite the promise of online learning, caution should be exercised in implementing policies that might overburden faculty. The report also recommended against awarding credit for MOOCs at Cornell.

NEC Intros New Video Wall Displays

Commercial LCD display and projector company NEC Display Solutions of America has announced its fourth generation of video wall products.

Montana To Build Statewide Data Warehouse to Connect K-12, Postsecondary Student Data

The Montana Office of Public Instruction has partnered with IBM and ConnectEDU to develop a statewide data warehouse that will store electronic student transcripts for K-12 students and connect them with postsecondary data for Montana high school students who go on to postsecondary education in the state.

OTOY Offers Free 3D Rendering Software for Students

Students can now access OTOY's OctaneRender 3D rendering software, including OctaneRender plugins for Blender and Autodesk's 3ds MAX (and, shortly, Maya), for free.

Instructure Selects Higher Ed Canvas Grant Winners

Instructure has chosen the winners of its Canvas Grants program, an initiative designed to encourage technological innovation from within the higher education and K-12 communities.

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PC Market Hit by 'Most Severe Contraction on Record'

The PC market tanked last year, but not quite as badly as expected. Overall PC shipments fell 9.8 percent in 2103, slightly better than the 10.1 percent decline previously forecast by market research firm IDC.