Higher-Education Technology News

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


Updated iTunes U Brings Course Tools to iPad

Apple's latest iTunes U release adds new tools for building and experiencing educational content on an iPad.

4 Lawsuits Target Campus Anti-Speech Rules, More To Follow

A Washington, D.C. organization is suing three universities and one college to challenge what it considers "unconstitutional speech codes in academia." That includes attempts by one school to censor a faculty blog critical of the administration and trustees.

Tidemark Launches Financial Planning Tool for Higher Ed

Tidemark has introduced Financial Planning for Higher Education, its first business planning and analytics app configured specifically for higher ed. Designed with input from the company's higher education clients, including Brown and the University of Miami, the cloud-based product provides a flexible, scalable platform for institutional planning, budgeting and reporting.  

Snapshot: Integrated Infrastructure and Platforms Account for 653.8 Petabytes of Storage Capacity in Q1

Tech research firm IDC reported that worldwide integrated infrastructure and platforms accounted for a massive "653.8 petabytes of new storage capacity shipments" in the first quarter of 2014 alone. That represents 72.3 percent growth over the same period last year.



Southern New Hampshire U Managing Non-Traditional Financial Aid Models With Regent Education

Southern New Hampshire University's complex array of enrollment models — including its competency-based College for America program — makes financial aid management at the institution a significant challenge. The university is rolling out the Regent 8 financial aid management solution from Regent Education in an effort to support students' needs and control costs.

PortalGuard Now Compatible with Office 365

PistolStar is now integrating its user authentication product PortalGuard with Office 365, letting admins verify and secure identities on the cloud storage platform, and retrieve lost passwords.

Researchers To Study How School Leaders Use Data To Inform Decisions

The United States Department of Education has awarded $5 million to three universities to find out how (or whether) school and district leaders use research to inform their decisionmaking.

Report: Universities Struggle To Provide Adequate Bandwidth

SIIA’s annual survey finds that bandwidth is not keeping up with demand at higher ed institutions but suggests progress on digital content, e-portfolios.

Report: Wearables Dominated by Activity Trackers as Smart Watches Tick Down

The wearables market was dominated by activity trackers in the first quarter of 2014, outpacing sales of smart watches by a margin of 4-to-1.

PolyVision Ships Dual Writing & Projection Surface for Classrooms

PolyVision this week launched a new surface that's designed both for projection and for writing.