Higher-Education Technology News

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


$1 Million Grant Funds STEM Camps Across Texas Colleges

As part of a $1 million grant, 14 Texas universities and community colleges are receiving funds for high-tech STEM camps to help prepare students for future careers in aerospace, biotechnology, IT, and more.

Southern Illinois U Adopts IP Management To Support BYOD

Southern Illinois University has adopted an Internet Protocol Address Management solution in an effort to improve network visibility, reduce the risk of error and to share administrative requirements between teams.

University Alliance Promotes Discipline of Play

Could there be a cabinet post for a "czar of play" in this country's future?

New Study Tracks Internet Quality Around the World

A collaboration between the Internet Society and Finland's Aalto University is crowdsourcing information from smartphones, tracking the quality of Internet connectivity around the world, and displaying it via an interactive map.



Online Learning Consortium Formalizes Ives as Head

The formerly named Sloan Consortium (rebranded earlier this month) has named Kathleen Ives CEO and executive director, following an interim stint in those roles. OLC is a non-profit organization focused on helping colleges and universities "launch and sustain high-quality online learning initiatives."

Report: Classroom Design Improves Student Engagement

Classrooms designed for active learning can improve student engagement, according to new research from Steelcase, a company that provides furniture for use in educational settings.

Carnegie Mellon and Warwick To Join in Research for Next-Generation Applications

Two universities — one in the United States and the other in the United Kingdom — have signed a $10 million memo of understanding to undertake joint research and education projects.

Report: Global MOOC Market Continuing to Grow

According to a report from TechNavio, MOOCs ongoing expansion is due in part to the rising costs of higher education and universities' turning to MOOCs for their big data tools.

U Southern California Extends Computing Resources with Remote Desktops

The University of Southern California has deployed an identity management suite and remote desktop service in an effort to extend access to its learning environment and tools while saving money.

Duke Libraries Offers E-Books and Audiobooks for Personal Mobile Devices

Duke University Libraries has launched a new service, called Duke OverDrive, which lets students, faculty and staff download e-books and audiobooks to their personal mobile devices, including iPhones, iPads, Nooks, Android phones and tablets and Kindles.