Higher-Education Technology News

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


Blackboard Learn Adds Professional Profiles for Students

Blackboard Learn has added professional profiles for students in an effort to help connect them with job and internship opportunities.

Wingate U Streamlines Library Search With EBSCO

In an effort to improve its library search capabilities, Wingate University in North Carolina has chosen EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) from EBSCO Information Services as its centralized search technology.

No Growth in Science and Engineering Graduate Enrollments

STEM education seems to have hit a wall, at least at the graduate level. Graduate enrollments in science and engineering among American citizens and permanent residents actually declined for the first time in the last decade, according to new data released by the National Science Foundation. Meanwhile, enrollments for temporary visa holders increased in the same period.

U Arizona IBM-Powered Supercomputer Joins Ranks of Top500

A very large, very fast cat has visited the University of Arizona in the form of a new research supercomputer nicknamed "El Gato."



Stanford Report Shares Snapshot of Online Learning

A new report from Stanford University examining the use of online technologies and methods for delivering education says that 1.9 million people around the world have registered for one or more of the public courses taught by the California university's faculty.

JoomlaLMS 1.3.2 Improves SCORM Compatibility, Adds AICC Compliance

JoomlaLMS has released an update to its learning management system. JoomlaLMS 1.3.2 is now compatible with Joomla CMS 3.2 and includes a number of functional improvements.

Wasp Rolls Out Two IT Asset Tracking Solutions

Wasp Barcode Technologies today announced MobileAsset v7 and MobileAsset.EDU, two fixed-asset tracking solutions that allow IT departments and education institutions to manage items such as software, furniture, media equipment, and more.

PAR To Become Independent 501.c.3

The Western Interstate Commission of Higher Education (WICHE) and its Predictive Analytics Reporting Framework (PAR) program have announced plans for PAR to become a separate 501.c.3 nonprofit organization by the end of this year.

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Instructure Launches White-Label Distance Learning Platform

Instructure has launched a new service for schools, colleges and universities that lets them host their own branded distance courses and course catalogs online — Canvas Catalog.

U Albany Students Prototype Dashboards for External 'Client'

Proclaimed the "sexiest job of the 21st Century," by Harvard Business Review, fledgling data scientists may soon need to show they know how to apply what they're learning before hordes of additional students flood the field. That's exactly what four students at the University of Albany College of Computing and Information did when they undertook a data visualization project for the state's Metropolitan Transit Authority.