Higher-Education Technology News

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


Sloan Consortium Renames Itself the Online Learning Consortium

To better reflect its mission of advancing the quality of online learning worldwide, the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) has changed its name to the Online Learning Consortium (OLC).

Report: Open Access to Journal Articles Gaining Acceptance from Researchers

Journal authors report increasingly positive attitudes toward open access journals, according to a new report.

Berkeley Pushes Student Stats Apps to Phoenix NAP Cloud

An academic department at the University of California Berkeley has shifted to a cloud solution in order to give students virtual access to statistical applications.

Penn State Students Perform Energy Audit for Local Business

Energy engineering students at Pennsylvania State University recently audited the energy usage of a local business through the school's Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program.



Report: Smartphone Surge Continues as PC Decline Slows

Worldwide device shipments, including mobile phones, PCs, tablets and unltramobiles, are on pace to increase 4.2 percent this year over last to reach 2.4 billion units, according to the latest forecast from market research firm Gartner.

Colgate U Adopts Emergency Coordination Service

A New York university has chosen a Web-based application from a New York vendor to help coordinate response during emergencies.

Community College of Aurora partners with IT Company on Student Jobs

Computer science students at the Community College of Aurora now have a shot at jumpstarting their careers thanks to a partnership between the school and a Massachusetts-based IT company.

Report: Importance of Physical Location of Data Diminishing

The physical location of data will become "increasingly irrelevant" over the next few years and will be replaced by other notions of location at most organizations by 2020, according to a new report, "The Snowden Effect: Data Location Matters," by market research firm Gartner.

Updated iTunes U Brings Course Tools to iPad

Apple's latest iTunes U release adds new tools for building and experiencing educational content on an iPad.

4 Lawsuits Target Campus Anti-Speech Rules, More To Follow

A Washington, D.C. organization is suing three universities and one college to challenge what it considers "unconstitutional speech codes in academia." That includes attempts by one school to censor a faculty blog critical of the administration and trustees.