Higher-Education Technology News

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


16 Institutions Sign On to Offer Courses Through NovoEd

NovoEd, the online learning platform launched last April by Stanford professor Amin Saberi, today announced agreements with 16 institutions spanning the higher education, research and technology sectors.

Outreach, Job Shadowing Can Get Students More Interested in STEM Careers

The "STEM pipeline" is leaking. But according to a new study published today, there's a fairly straightforward way to patch it up: Expose high school students to the actual workplaces where science, technology, engineering and math are done.

Towson U Pilots Solar Charging Stations

Maryland's Towson University is the first to pilot new outdoor solar charging technology from CarrierClass Green Infrastructure.

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Android Now on Three-Quarters of Smart Phones

Google's Android operating system is on more than three-quarters of all smart phones that shipped in 2013, with Apple's iOS making up most of the remainder. However, Windows smart phones are beginning to see substantial growth, with 2013 shipments in the tens of millions.



Community of Practice Goes the Way of the Dinosaurs

Researchers at the University of Florida have received a four-year, $1.97 million grant from the National Science Foundation to establish a national network that brings together professional and amateur paleontologists.

Cape Fear Community College Switches Remote Support Solutions

Cape Fear Community College in North Carolina has switched from an open source virtual network computing solution to an enterprise remote support solution to provide IT support to students, faculty and staff and to provide secure vendor access to campus systems for the purpose of maintenance or upgrades.

New Digital Signage Gear Takes Center Stage at Expo

Nearly 200 companies are expected to share their wares at this year's Digital Signage Expo, taking place this week in Las Vegas. From 3M Touch Systems to Zaag Technology, companies from around the world will be showing off displays with skinnier bezels, 3D capabilities and more efficient energy management; demonstrating enhanced feature sets in software; and proclaiming new partnerships.

Crestron Ships Connect It Presentation Interface

Crestron has started shipping a new tabletop presentation interface called Connect It.

Free and Low-Cost Learning Resources Fail To Gain Traction in Statewide Program

They're free. They're high-quality. So why aren't open educational resources catching on in the state of Washington, which launched and subsidized — with the help of the Gates Foundation — a statewide effort to provide free and reduced-cost learning materials to college students?

New Dell Thin Client and Infrastructure Support Windows Server 2012 R2 and vWorkspace

Dell has introduced a new data center solution and thin client that support Windows Server 2012 R2 and vWorkspace.