Higher-Education Technology News

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


Oxford Launches Multi-Year Communications Upgrade

Even that doyenne of tradition, Oxford University, needs to stay on top of the technology demands of its students and staff. The UK-based university recently launched a three-year project to upgrade its communication infrastructure.

Carnegie Mellon Gets $5.6 Million for Security Scholarships

The Carnegie Mellon University recently received a $5.6 million grant through the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service, a federal program that provides scholarships to students who expect to become federal information assurance professionals.

Aerohive Networks Personalizes Mobile with Proximity-Based Tech

Proximity-based mobile interactions are moving out of the realm of science fiction and into the education, healthcare and retail markets.

College Essay Tool Tracks Student Progress Via Cloud

There’s a new tool on the market for helping students and parents navigate the college admissions process, especially the sometimes-daunting essay requirements, for more than 1,000 schools.



U Iowa Grows a Green Roof

U Iowa Grows a Green Roof

The University of Iowa recently opened its new $126 million interdisciplinary biomedical research center, which sports what it claims is a first for the state: a green roof.

Dropbox Drops Price, Ups Storage

Dropbox, the popular free and fee cloud storage service, has introduced a new Pro version that includes a remote wipe feature, enhancements to the sharing of files and a simplified price structure.

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Learn 3D Image Tricks

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have created a new photo editing system that allows users to take objects in 2D images and turn them into 3D models that can be turned over and flipped around, exposing sides that are not part of the original image.

Renovations Create 'Most Advanced Instructional Facility' at Nebraska-Lincoln

One of the oldest buildings on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus has been turned into one of its most innovative.

Tennessee College To Offer All Biology Course Materials Via Mobile Devices

This semester, biology students at Walters State Community College will be able to access all course materials in digital form.

Tech Start-Up Hosts Hackathon for Online Course Tools

A start-up company with an online application designed to allow people to create and publish interactive courses recently held a "Code for Education" night in its home town of San Francisco.