Higher-Education Technology News

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


Parchment Unveils Free College Match Tool

An online service that facilitates digital transcript and credential exchange has added an additional feature to its college search capabilities that allows a student, parent or advisor to see comparable schools that may be worth applying too as well.

Carnegie Mellon Research Explores Touchy-Feely Data Visualization

Two researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are exploring how touch devices, such as Apple's iPad, can be used in data analysis and visualization.

Infinitely Virtual Launches Virtual Servers For Higher Ed

Cloud Server provider Infinitely Virtual has launched a virtual server offering targeted at higher education institutions and K-12 schools.

Kurogo Mobile Campus Updates Interface for Non-Technical Users

Modo Labs has updated its mobile communications platform, Kurogo Mobile Campus, with a new admin console.



Arizona State Launches Learning Platform for Search for Intelligent Life

A course for non-science majors that explores the search for life on other planets developed by educators at Arizona State University is going into production for use by other institutions and may be offered in MOOC form for individuals in the future.

Interfolio Launches Online Tenure and Promotion Platform

Interfolio has released an online platform for promotion and tenure committees designed to improve the efficiency, transparency and consistency of the promotion and tenure review process.

Montclair State University Turns to Banner for Student Services

New Jersey's Montclair State University is partnering with Ellucian to roll out a new student information system. The campuswide initiative will center on using Banner to drive programs such as student enrollment and student financial services.

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Open Source Commons in a Box Keeps Academics Connected

Though they all ultimately had the same employer, up until about four years ago, researchers and scholars working within the City University of New York system may not have known about each other, even if they worked worked in the same discipline.

U Iowa Team Tackles Cheap Magnetic to Optical Data Transfer for Plastic Chips

Cheap, flexible computing devices may be one step closer to reality, thanks to researchers at the University of Iowa and New York University.