Higher-Education Technology News

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


1 in 10 Students Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses

A little more than 12 percent of all post-secondary students are enrolled exclusively in online courses or online degree programs. According to the latest figures released by the National Center for Education Statistics, another 13 percent are taking at least some courses online.

Rice Takes Project-Based Learning to Lower Level STEM Classes

Rice University is using a new $1.9 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to apply inquiry-based strategies to introductory science courses to encourage freshman undergraduates pursuing STEM-related majors.

University of Florida Manages 3,000 Web Sites With TerminalFour CMS

The University of Florida is unifying its 3,000 Web sites with a digital engagement and web content management platform from TerminalFour.

UT Austin Expands Freshman STEM Research Program With $2.4M Grant

Thanks to a $2.4 million grant, the University of Texas at Austin is growing its Freshman Research Initiative program, which seeks to lure students into science-related fields by providing research opportunities for freshmen.



Coursera to Reach Learners in Turkey Through Turkcell Academy Partnership

Turkcell Academy, a free digital learning platform in Turkey launched last January by Turkish telecommunications and technology company Turkcell, has partnered with Coursera to expand its mobile education offerings.

Chegg Acquires InstaEdu Tutoring Platform

Chegg, a company that provides study help and allows students to buy and sell textbooks online, will acquire InstaEdu, a company that provides a platform designed to connect students with on-demand tutors.

San Diego College Shifts to Edvance360 for Ease of Use and Cost

A San Diego college has gone public with its shift to a new learning management system.

Campus Technology Announces 2014 Innovators Award Honorees

Campus Technology officially announces the winners of its 10th annual Innovators Awards. This year, 11 honorees were selected in six categories out of 215 nominations submitted from outstanding higher education institutions around the globe.

Blackboard Learn Adds Professional Profiles for Students

Blackboard Learn has added professional profiles for students in an effort to help connect them with job and internship opportunities.

Wingate U Streamlines Library Search With EBSCO

In an effort to improve its library search capabilities, Wingate University in North Carolina has chosen EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) from EBSCO Information Services as its centralized search technology.