Higher-Education Technology News

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


Starfish Releases Advising Module

Starfish Retention Solutions has launched a new module, Starfish Advising, designed to work with an institution's existing degree audit system and help advisors as they assist students.

NIH and George Washington University Tapping Internet2 for High-Speed Genomics Research

Scientists at George Washington University's Colonial One High Performance Computing Center are piloting ultra-high-speed 40 Gigabit per second data transfers from the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NLM), thanks to both organizations' links to the Internet2 network.

BenQ Launches Two New 3D-Ready Projectors

BenQ has released a pair of new projectors, the MH680 and MH740, designed for multiple applications. Both projectors feature 1080p resolution and are 3D PC and Blu-Ray ready.

New OpenID Connect Standard Extends Digital Identities Across the Web

A new standard for Internet security and privacy has been ratified by the OpenID Foundation. 



Universities Tap Open Source Software-Defined Storage to Manage Big Data

Two universities, Canada's McMaster University and the University of Reading in the United Kingdom, have deployed Red Hat Storage to tackle the growing challenges of big data.

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Boundless Rewrites the Textbook

Post-lawsuit, this alternative to established players is ready once again to push ahead in its goal of dismantling the textbook industry as we know it.

CompTIA Seeks Volunteers for 'Engagement Platform' for IT Gender Equity

CompTIA, a nonprofit association for the information technology industry, is seeking volunteers to help build and deploy an evangelism platform in an effort to raise interest in IT careers among women and girls.

New Global Online Education Report To Study Impact of Online Learning Worldwide

The Sloan Consortium is partnering with a group of higher education and inter-governmental organizations to launch a new research initiative focused on the global impact of online learning.

HP Launches 64-bit Atom Tablets

HP today announced two tablets powered by the 64-bit Intel Atom processor: the redesigned HP ElitePad 1000 and the new HP ProPad 600.

8 Mobile Competencies IT Will Need by 2016

Within the next two years, IT organizations will need to master a slew of mobile-related skills — many of them new or unfamiliar. They'll also need to have on hand the tools to execute and support increasingly important mobile technologies.