Higher-Education Technology News

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


Alma Launches Free Hybrid Learning Management and Student Information System

Alma has launched a free cloud-based student information system and learning management system. Availability of Alma in 2014 is limited to the first 500 schools to sign up.

Report: 6 Technology Barriers in Education

Technological illiteracy and lack of supports for faculty members are critical problems facing colleges and universities. But they're solvable. Unfortunately, according to a new report released this week, much more difficult challenges loom for education.

Crestron Debuts Ultra-Compact Room Media Controller

Crestron has debuted its smallest AV and environmental systems room controller to date, the RMC3.

Only 2 Weeks Left To Nominate a Campus Technology Innovator

Our tenth annual awards program recognizes institutions, technology project leaders and vendor partners that have used technology in new ways to support teaching, learning, administration and operations.



Gartner Redefines Highly Customized ERP Systems as Legacy

Highly customized enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems will be considered "legacy" by 2016, according to a new report from Gartner.

USC Gets Funding Momentum for Digital Humanities

The University of Southern California (USC) has received $1.9 million to support research and expand its digital holdings in the humanities. The grant comes from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, which specifically supports research universities and scholarship in the humanities as one of its funding areas.

EchoSystem Lecture Capture Tool Adds Android 4 Support, On-Air Checks

Echo360 has released an update to its flagship lecture capture tool, EchoSystem. The latest release, version 5.4, adds new support for Android 4.0 (or higher) and reduces storage requirements.

U Florida Targets 24,000 Online Enrollments Through Pearson Partnership

The University of Florida has launched UF Online to offer undergraduate degree programs online for new and transfer students.

Christie Debuts Two 65-Inch Thin-Profile Flat Panels

Christie has introduced two 65-inch HD flat-panel displays: the touch-enabled FHD651-T and non-touch FHD651-P.

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Tablet Growth Slows as iPad Sees Below Average Performance

Tablet manufacturers are beginning to face a more difficult environment domestically. Growth in tablet sales, particularly among end users, has slowed dramatically. Institutional purchasing, rather than consumer demand, seems to be the main force that's continuing to push tablet adoption.