Higher-Education Technology News

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


Beleaguered ConnectEDU Faces Data Decision in Bankruptcy Efforts

In an April blog entry on its site, education technology provider ConnectEDU defended the use of data "to progress students toward true success in their education and careers." Now that same company, which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection at the end of April, faces the wrath of the Federal Trade Commission, which has publicly expressed concern about how the company will handle the student data it has compiled over the last 12 years of operation.

Vivantech Launches Cloud Platform for Kuali-Based Software

Vivantech, a provider of open source software consulting and development for higher education, has launched the first two modules of Ekualiti, a cloud platform for Vivantech's Kuali-based enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.

Desire2Learn Unveils Innovation Award Winners

Desire2Learn and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education have unveiled the winners of the 2014 Desire2Learn Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning.

Brigham Young Researchers Develop Google Glass System To Assist Deaf Students

Researchers at Brigham Young University have developed a system that projects sign language interpreters onto Google Glass and other similar types of glasses.



Syracuse U Shifts Online MBA to New Learning Platform

Syracuse University will be revamping how it delivers its online MBA program.

Desire2Learn Adds Atomic Learning Tech Training

Desire2Learn will integrate Atomic Learning's technology training resources into its learning management system.

Cengage Partners with Echo360 To Offer Free LectureTools Subscriptions

Cengage Learning has partnered with Echo360 to provide students with subscriptions to the latter's LectureTools.

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2U's Next Chapter Following the Demise of Semester Online

The experiment called Semester Online will shortly close operations. Naysayers and competitors may claim that the closure dents 2U's reputation. The company sees the outcome differently.

Small School Adopts ERP To Replace Homegrown System

A Pennsylvania university has adopted a new enterprise resource planning suite to replace a collection of home-grown programs.

UC Berkeley's AMPLab Adds Sponsor for Big Data Projects

The University of California, Berkeley's AMPLab, a collaborative research effort  that aims to develop analytics tools for big data, has picked up a new private sponsor.