Higher-Education Technology News

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


Free Tool Pinpoints Errors in the Most Complex Networked Applications

Plenty of tools have been developed to help diagnose application failures, but few of those work on really complex applications such as Firefox or Skype. A team of researchers from three institutions have developed a tool to address this gap.

Moodle 2.7 Gets Improved Interfaces, Accessible Text Editor, Conditional Activities

Moodle 2.7 has been released. The upgrade to the popular free and open source learning management system includes new themes with improved responsive design, a new accessibility-focused text editor and more.

Cengage Learning Teams Up With Matchpoint to Offer Career Guidance Tool

Cengage Learning has partnered with Matchpoint Careers to become the exclusive agent to market and sell Matchpoint's Career Positioning System (CPS) to higher education institutions.

7 Universities Partner with IBM on Cognitive Computing Courses

Seven universities in the United States have partnered with IBM to launch cognitive computing courses featuring cloud access to the company's Watson computer.



Cengage Learning Integrates Big Data Tools from Celebrus

Cengage Learning, a provider of educational content, technology and services for higher education and K-12, has partnered with big data software provider Celebrus Technologies to capture data about users' interactions with Cengage's products.

U Southern California Ed School Packages Teacher Training

The University of Southern California's education school has developed a set of online and blended training courses to help teachers develop their skills in working with diverse learners.

Bethel U Seeks Streamlined Enrollment Management with Cloud Service

Bethel University, in St. Paul, MN, is adopting an online enrollment management system in an effort to streamline the "recruitment funnel" across departments and improve external communications to prospective students in its graduate, undergraduate and seminary programs.

Adobe Releases Free Voice App for iPad

Adobe today released a free new app for iPad designed to give "voice" to educators and students who want to create engaging presentations, combining voice, video, motion graphics, still images and music.

Zyrobotics Intros TabAccess for Assistive Tablet Access

Technology startup Zyrobotics has introduced a device called TabAccess, which is designed to help people with limited fine motor skills use Android and iOS devices.

Microsoft Office Mix Turns PowerPoint Presentations into Online Interactive Lessons

Microsoft today released a preview version of Office Mix, a new PowerPoint addon that lets teachers create rich media presentations and interactive lessons and share them online.