Higher-Education Technology News

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


Brief: ETS Introduces New Digital Badges for Learning-Outcome Assessments

Educational Testing Service is now offering digital badges for students who demonstrate specific learning outcomes on the ETS Proficiency Profile and iSkills assessments.

Hitachi Intros Four New Ultra-Short-Throw Projectors

Hitachi America has introduced four new ultra-short-throw 3LCD projectors designed for delivering large images in limited spaces.

IDC: Worldwide IT Spending Growth To Slow in 2014

Worldwide IT spending growth will slow to 4.6 percent this year (down from the previous forecast of 5 percent), according to a new report from market research firm IDC.

UTeach STEM Teacher Prep Program Expands with $22.5 Million Grant

The National Math and Science Initiative has expanded the UTeach secondary science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teacher preparation program to five more universities and will expand again to another five universities in the fall of 2015, bringing the total number of universities implementing the program to 45.



Report: 6 Technology Barriers in Education

Technological illiteracy and lack of supports for faculty members are critical problems facing colleges and universities. But they're solvable. Unfortunately, according to a new report released this week, much more difficult challenges loom for education.

Alma Launches Free Hybrid Learning Management and Student Information System

Alma has launched a free cloud-based student information system and learning management system. Availability of Alma in 2014 is limited to the first 500 schools to sign up.

Crestron Debuts Ultra-Compact Room Media Controller

Crestron has debuted its smallest AV and environmental systems room controller to date, the RMC3.

Gartner Redefines Highly Customized ERP Systems as Legacy

Highly customized enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems will be considered "legacy" by 2016, according to a new report from Gartner.

Only 2 Weeks Left To Nominate a Campus Technology Innovator

Our tenth annual awards program recognizes institutions, technology project leaders and vendor partners that have used technology in new ways to support teaching, learning, administration and operations.

USC Gets Funding Momentum for Digital Humanities

The University of Southern California (USC) has received $1.9 million to support research and expand its digital holdings in the humanities. The grant comes from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which specifically supports research universities and scholarship in the humanities as one of its funding areas.