Higher-Education Technology News

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


College Costs: State, Local Subsidies Cover Less, Students Pick Up Slack

Students are paying more of the share of their education's cost at the same time subsidies for public colleges and universities have hit a low for the decade. During that same period spending on students at community colleges has dropped to its lowest level as well.

Cal State Dominguez Hills Saves with Smart Sensor Lighting

As somebody walks down the halls of mixed-use building Welch Hall on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills, ceiling lights automatically illuminate. A few moments later, after the person has passed by, the lights dim again. The result of that little bit of intelligence built into the lighting fixtures is a dramatic reduction in energy usage.

Ed Sector Worse than Others in Virtual Machine Security

Nearly every large organization has experienced some kind of "significant" IT security incident in the last year, such as a phishing attack, compliance policy violation or unsanctioned device or application use. These are some of the findings of a research project done by IDG Connect for ForeScout, a company that sells security products.

Oklahoma State U Adds ERP To Improve Student Experience

Oklahoma State University is upgrading its enterprise resource planning system in an effort to improve student experience and reduce operational support.



Marylhurst Automates Admissions Processes with Enrollment Rx

A 1,400-student university in Portland, OR is moving its administrative work to a cloud-based constituent relationship management program.

UC Irvine Team Studying Crowdprogramming

Two researchers at the University of California Irvine have been awarded $800,000 to continue their exploration of "crowdprogramming."

Northwestern Counseling Master's Going Online

Northwestern University's Family Institute in Illinois is taking its counseling master's program completely online.

$1 Million Grant Funds STEM Camps Across Texas Colleges

As part of a $1 million grant, 14 Texas universities and community colleges are receiving funds for high-tech STEM camps to help prepare students for future careers in aerospace, biotechnology, IT, and more.

Southern Illinois U Adopts IP Management To Support BYOD

Southern Illinois University has adopted an Internet Protocol Address Management solution in an effort to improve network visibility, reduce the risk of error and to share administrative requirements between teams.

University Alliance Promotes Discipline of Play

Could there be a cabinet post for a "czar of play" in this country's future?