Higher-Education Technology News

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


Ellucian Launches eTranscripts for Clearinghouse Clients

Institutional users of Ellucian's Banner, Colleague, and PowerCampus will shortly have a free update in their student management and enterprise resource planning applications to authenticate, produce, and transfer student transcripts.

Vital Source Acquires CourseSmart

Vital Source Technologies, the e-learning content arm of Ingram Content Group, has acquired CourseSmart, a provider of digital textbooks in the higher education market.

McGraw-Hill Education Intros Real-Time Analytics on Student Performance

Today at SXSWedu in Austin, McGraw-Hill Education introduced Connect Insight, a data analytics and visualization tool that provides at-a-glance views of student performance in real time via a tablet device.

802.11ac Consumer Adoption Outpacing Enterprise Adoption

Consumer adoption of 802.11ac access points is set to accelerate drastically this year. In 2013, about 8 percent of consumer APs supported 802.11ac. That figure is expected to swell to 45 percent this year.



IDC Predicts Continued Growth in Worldwide WLAN Market

An increase in mobility applications and the continued emergence of 802.11ac have made the enterprise WLAN market one of the fastest growing networking market segments worldwide, according to a new report from International Data Corp.

Education Sees Direct Hits in Proposed Tax Reform Bill

The proposed Congressional Tax Reform Act of 2014 would end deductions for tuition and student loan interest and eliminate certain deductions, such as classroom supplies purchased personally by teachers.

ARM University Program Ships Lab-in-a-Box

ARM's University Program has begun shipping Lab-in-a-Box, a set of equipment, software and teaching resources for use in engineering courses. The ARM University Program provides ARM tools free of charge "to support teaching, laboratory work and educational research projects."

Universities Join Push for Digital Manufacturing

Industry, academia, government and other partners have come up with dual plans to help the United States become a major player in manufacturing and supply chain operations. The White House has introduced two new research institutes to encourage manufacturing innovation.

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200 Million Smart Phones in Active Use in North America Alone

The era of double-digit growth in smart phone adoption is coming to a close as devices approach the saturation point, which in turn will lead to drops in prices, according to new research. In North America alone, some 200 million smart phones are already in active use — one for about every 2.75 people residing on the continent and about one-seventh of the world's total active devices.

USC Digital Repository To Preserve Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Collection

The University of Southern California Digital Repository will manage and preserve 320 terabytes of audiovisual material created by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over the last 50 years.