Higher-Education Technology News

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


Arizona State Adds Safety Mobile App, Allows for Virtual Escort

The community at Arizona State University will be able to use a new mobile app that allows them to communicate with the campus police department.

Cloud Research Consortium Receives $10 Million Grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $10 million grant to a national consortium for cloud computing research and development.

Digitization Project Will Enhance Collection of Biodiversity Specimens

The University of Florida will lead a consortium of seven institutions in a $7.5-million project funded by the National Science Foundation to digitize biodiversity collections.

RuffaloCody Acquires Noel-Levitz

RuffaloCody, a company that specializes in enrollment management and fundraising, has just expanded its expertise in the higher ed space acquiring competitor Noel-Levitz.



Acer Debuts New Chromebox CXI Series

Acer has unveiled its latest line of devices running the Google Chrome operating system. The Acer Chromebox CXI series are compact devices that the company touts as "ideal for education."

College's Student Success Portal Handles Admin, Communication Functions

A newly designed online portal is letting current and prospective Southwestern Michigan College attendees handle a range of administrative, financial, and curricular functions, in a system expressly designed for mobile use.

Cornell Xray Imaging Lab Uses Kickstarter To Provide Low Cost Advanced 3D Imaging

The director of Cornell University’s 3D computed tomography imaging facility hopes to raise funding to provide low-cost imaging to nonprofits and enhance its digital library of 3D assets open to anyone interested.

E-Textbook Dissatisfaction Grows as Students Progress Through School

Nearly half of undergrads who participated in a recent survey have been assigned an e-textbook for a course, but they're not all that happy about it on the whole.

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OpenStax College Adding 10 New Textbooks by 2017

Rice University's OpenStax College will add 10 new titles to its catalog of free textbooks by 2017, thanks to $9.5 million in grant funding from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Rice alumni John and Ann Doerr and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.

Gartner: IT Leaders Need To Improve Reporting on Security Investments

With the advent of malicious software that can be purchased online and an underground infrastructure that can be used to set off targeted attacks, cyber security threats are becoming more "democratized," and therefore more likely to gain visibility beyond the walls of the data center. That can lead to more enlightened thinking among executive management about investing in security measures, said Research Director Lawrence Pingree during a Gartner security and risk management summit being held in Australia this week.