Higher-Education Technology News

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


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.

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.

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.

Space Junk Gets Academic Focus at U Maryland

The study of space garbage has found an academic home. The University of Maryland says it has established the Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research to act as a hub for academic, industry and government research collaboration on the topic of space debris.

Carnegie Mellon: Put Lawyers To Work Automating Privacy Compliance in Big Data Systems

Turning lawyers into programmers may not seem like the most obvious way to ensure that big data systems comply with an organization's privacy policies. But that's one of the outcomes figured out by a team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon and Microsoft Research in a recent project.