Higher-Education Technology News

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


Syracuse U Uses Gamification To Encourage Student Development

The Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University has launched a new program this fall, called the Goodman Impress program, that lets students earn points for taking part in career-building extracurricular activities.

Online Learning Consortium Selects Award Recipients

The association committed to excellence in online learning will present awards at its international conference in Orlando.

University of Georgia Rolls Out New App

The app at the Athens, GA campus will do everything from letting students pay university bills to telling them where available parking spaces are and what’s for lunch at the cafeteria.

New Chrome Plugin Allows for 1-Click Screencasting

MediaCore’s screencasting software Capture is coming to Chrome via a free browser plugin that records a user’s activity using the same technology as Google Hangouts.



Gartner: Mobile Apps Open to Security Exploitation

Between device loss or theft, idle malware introduced via smartphone update requests, rogue hotspots and poorly-coded apps, IT leaders in education need to start girding themselves for an onslaught of security threats related to the mobile devices carried by students and staff. According to Gartner, over the next year and through the end of 2015, more than three-quarters of mobile apps will fail "basic security tests."

University System of Georgia Launches MOOC to Imagine Higher Ed's Future

The University System of Georgia is embarking on a mission to "Invent the Beyond," and it is opening up the process to others in higher education in a MOOC-like collaboration starting this week.

Microsoft Expands YouthSpark Efforts

YouthSpark started two years ago, and in that time, Microsoft stated, the program has "created opportunities" for 227 million people in 100 countries. The company is now nearly doubling those efforts.

Stanford Researcher Designs 'Ant-Sized' Wireless Controller for Internet of Things

Research led by an engineer at Stanford University has designed a radio chip so tiny, an American penny dwarfs it, and so efficient, it can draw all the energy it needs to function from the same electromagnetic waves that carry signals to its built-in receiving antenna.

New Service Turns Used Data Center Equipment into Dollars

Institutions going through a data center refresh now have a way to squeeze some cash out of their old hardware.

Startup Launches Automatic Cloud-Based 3D Printer

A new fully automated and cloud-based 3D printer from NVBOTS will soon hit the market, with features intended to help simplify the sometimes complex 3D printing process.