Higher-Education Technology News

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


UCLA Launches Crowdfunding Platform for Faculty, Student Organization Projects

The University of California, Los Angeles has launched a crowdfunding platform designed to help raise money for faculty and student organization projects.

Report: Cuts to Prison Education May Lead to Higher Prison Costs

Every year, more than 2 million adults are released from prisons and jails in the United States. Of those, some 40 percent find themselves incarcerated within three years of their release. But prison education programs can curb the three-year rate of recidivism by as much as 13 full percentage points. Unfortunately, according to a new report commissioned by the U.S. Department of Justice, those education programs saw some drastic cuts in the four years immediately following the start of the recession, especially in states with higher prison populations.

Brief: WillowTree Launches App, Site Creation Platform

WillowTree Apps has launched the Apps for Education Platform, a tool designed to help educational institutions develop and deploy customized apps and HTML5 Web sites.

Cornell To Offer Journal Articles Through Emerging Markets Research Portal

Cornell University's Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management will offer journal articles through its Emerging Markets Institute. The institute provides private forum for discussion between researchers and corporate leaders in developed and developing markets.



Brief: MatterHackers To Launch Software for Stand-Alone, Networked 3D Printers

MatterHackers has unveiled MatterControl for Android, software designed to network 3D printers and allow users to print directly from the devices without using a PC connection via a touch screen interface.

Android Smart Phones To Approach 1 Billion in 2014

Smart phones running on Google's Android OS will approach 1 billion units by the end of this year, according to a new forecast from market research firm Gartner.

Marist Launches The FOLD Online Learning Community with Style at New York's Fashion Week

Marist College has launched a student-driven online collaborative learning environment called The FOLD (Fashion Online Learning Domain).

NSF Funds Next-Gen Network Research

The National Science Foundation has granted seven awards of $300,000 each to university research projects that aim to develop next-generation network technologies.

Deadline Extended: 2014 Campus Technology Innovators Awards

The deadline for the 2014 CT Innovators Awards has been extended to March 3.

Pearson Launches Acclaim Open Badge Platform

Pearson has launched Acclaim, an Open Badge platform designed for academic institutions, professional associations and other credentialing programs.