Higher-Education Technology News

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


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.

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.

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.



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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.

Open Compute Project Draws Contributions from Microsoft, Seagate, QLogic, Quanta, AMD

The Open Compute Summit saw news from multiple technology companies eager to join a movement that's changing the components that make up datacenters.

What Will Drive Technology Adoption in Colleges and Universities This Decade

The latest Horizon Report from the New Media Consortium and the Educause Learning Initiative has identified the top six trends that will drive changes in higher education for the remainder of this decade.

Western Governors U Joins National Network To Grow STEM Teaching Force

Western Governors University has been selected as a partner in 100Kin10, a national network that aims to train 100,000 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers over 10 years.

Stanford PERTS Seeks Research Proposals for Mindset Challenge

Stanford PERTS is seeking research proposals for a new initiative, called the Mindset Challenge, which aims to find ways to boost student motivation and outcomes in online learning environments. Deadline for proposals is April 1.

Udemy Reaches 2 Million Students

Online course provider Udemy has reached the 2 million-student milestone, only five months after it reached the 1 million-student mark.