Higher-Education Technology News

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


Fidelis Debuts Personalized Learning Platform

A new online learning platform aims to put the student in the driver's seat of his or her own education.

University of Leeds Plans to Capture 50,000 Hours of Video Annually With Mediasite

The University of Leeds in the United Kingdom is deploying Sonic Foundry's Mediasite Enterprise Video Platform for lecture capture and multimedia management.

High Intensity Camp Boots Students Ahead in Math

A community college in central Pennsylvania has seen great success with a blended model boot camp for developmental math.

GitHub Launches Education Service with Free Classroom Accounts

GitHub, the software development hub for collaboration and code hosting and distribution, has created a new service specifically for education.



Yammer Enterprise Coming to Microsoft Office 365 Education Plans

Microsoft is offering Yammer Enterprise as part of all Office 365 Education plans at no additional cost beginning April 1. Current customers can use Yammer Basic immediately.

Florida Poly Adds Microsoft to List of Supporters for New Campus

The newest university in Florida has added Microsoft to its list of "industry partners." When it opens in August, Florida Polytechnic University will focus on STEM topics through two colleges, a college of innovation and technology and a college of engineering.

wePresent Ships 64-User Wireless Classroom Presentation Systems

AV technology developer wePresent has started shipping its wireless classroom presentation systems in the United States. The wePresent WiPG systems support up to 64 simultaneous users, allowing them to share their screens on projectors or displays wirelessly, with 1080p output.

AT&T Joins NYU Wireless as Affiliate Sponsor

AT&T is the latest company to become an affiliate sponsor of NYU Wireless, an academic wireless communications research center at New York University.

MakerBot Launches Innovation Centers for Higher Ed

MakerBot, producer of desktop 3D printers, is launching Innovation Centers for universities and businesses in an effort to improve collaboration.

Academic Program Discounts Enterprise Release of R

Higher ed now has a new option for implementing computational statistics and predictive analytics in their courses and research programs. Revolution Analytics, which sells enterprise versions of open source programming language R, has launched a program specifically for colleges and universities that want to adopt the software.