Higher-Education Technology News

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


BenQ Unveils 2 New Ultra-Short Throw Projectors

Two new projectors from BenQ offer throw ratios of 0.35 and 0.43, brightness of 3,000 to 3,2000 lumens, and are designed for classroom use.

Moribund Academic Research Investment Could Have an 'Incalculable Long-Term Consequence' for the United States

A continued reduction in federal research dollars will have an impact on the country, but those who lead research programs at major universities don't agree on what that impact will be.

Online University Debuts Mobile App Created by In-House IT Dept.

Trident University International has just released a news- and events-focused mobile app for students, created by its in-house IT department.

Pearson Launches Competency-Based Education Framework and Readiness Assessment

Education technology company Pearson has developed an assessment tool that allows schools to gauge their institutions' readiness to adopt competency-based education.



College Presidents: Hybrid Will Have Bigger Impact than MOOCs

While college presidents are skeptical about massive open online courses (MOOCs), they see plenty of potential "positive impact" with hybrid courses that blend face-to-face and online learning as well as adaptive learning that uses technology to modify lessons based on the progress shown by students.

Report: IT Strategies for Non-Traditional Tech Projects

The traditional IT organization is accustomed to being responsible for back office and infrastructure technologies. Yet emerging technologies tend to support operations that are outside the normal purview of IT. What's a CIO to do?

Report: Cognizant Computing Will Have 'Immense' Impact on Mobile Computing

Gartner has unveiled a new report forecasting that cognizant computing, which the company says is the next phase of the personal cloud movement, "will become one of the strongest forces in consumer-focused IT" in the next few years to "have an immense impact across a range of industries, including mobile devices, mobile apps, wearables, networking, services and cloud providers."

NEC Unveils 2 New High-Brightness Installation Projectors to its PA Series

Designed for large classrooms and auditoriums, the PA672W and PA722X offer light output of up to 7,200 lumens and can be stacked to produce a combined resolution of up to 4K.

MIT Adopts Cloud-Based Backup for Users

Massachusetts Institute of Technology has selected an enterprise endpoint backup system to back up the laptops and desktops of faculty, staff and students.

Blackboard Gets into School Bundling Business and Cuts Deal for Internet2 Members

During its annual conference, BbWorld 2014, taking place this week in Las Vegas, Blackboard has made several announcements regarding new forms of packaging and delivery for its multiple products.