Higher-Education Technology News

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


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.

Credo's Research Tool Now Includes New Accessibility, Mobile Updates

New updates to Credo’s research tool, Online Reference Service, are making it easier for smartphone and tablet users to search for materials. Accessibility features and language support is also being added.

In Case of Crisis Mobile Safety App Now Available Through Blackboard Mosaic

In Case of Crisis, a mobile safety app from Irving Burton Associates, is now integrated into Mosaic, Blackboard's app platform.

Tech Report: Students Gear Up for Fall

Students arriving on campus this fall will carry with them an average of seven devices.