Higher-Education Technology News

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


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.

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.

Berea College To Help Kentucky Students Prep for College

High school students in Appalachia will get a boost up in their college aspirations through a partnership that will include the use of online college preparation resources. Kentucky's Berea College, recently named the "most affordable college" in the nation by Money magazine, is using grant money to work with high schoolers in five counties — Rockcastle, Estill, Jackson, Lee and Madison — in a program that emphasizes academic success, career preparation and a mentality for pursuing college.



3 Texas Universities Will Work To Move Research into the Marketplace Quicker

Three Texas universities will share in a $3.75-million National Science Foundation grant intended to move academic research into the marketplace.

New Jersey City U To Offer Teacher PD for Continuing Ed Credits

New Jersey City University in Jersey City, NJ, will offer more than 50 online courses from professional development provider Teq for continuing education units.

Pepperdine's Graziadio School Dumps Paper Course Catalogs

Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management has abandoned the age-old print and PDF course catalog in favor of a new e-catalog based on technology from Digital Architecture.

Cornell Wraps 3-Year Network Upgrade

Cornell University has formally wrapped up a three-year network connectivity upgrade project at its Ithaca, NY campus, which came in faster and considerably less expensive — $19 million vs. $34 million — than a prior plan.

Syracuse U MOOC To Build Skills in Mainframe-Scale Enterprise Computing

People seeking a better understanding of enterprise computing strategies have the chance to attend a free, self-guided, self-paced open online course hosted by Syracuse University's School of Information Studies.

West Chester University

West Chester U Tackles Student Demand for WiFi in Campus Housing

With more than 5,000 residential students clamoring for more WiFi access, Pennsylvania's West Chester University is rolling out an Aruba 802.11ac wireless network across every campus housing facility, with the goal of turning the majority of its dormitories and student apartments into all-wireless environments by the fall 2014 semester.