Higher-Education Technology News

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


Miami's St. Thomas U Adds Cloud Tools for Student Research

St. Thomas University has signed on with a private partner for hardware and academic resources to provide students with opportunities to learn about cloud computing.

University of Michigan Business School Deploying Visual Collaboration Software

The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is using Mersive's Solstice software to enhance visual collaboration in the classroom.

The Google Classroom home screen (prerelease) includes class cards that provide a summary of open assignments.

Google Developing Free LMS as Part of Apps for Education

Google is now taking applications for a limited preview of a new app called Google Classroom — a tool that brings learning management functionality to the Google Apps for Education suite.

Higher One Adds Real-Time Assessment Data To Campus Labs Baseline

Higher One has updated its Campus Labs Baseline assessment platform with a new tool to let professors see real-time data.



eXplorance Launches Instructor Feedback Hub

eXplorance, a producer of "learning experience management" tools, has launched bluepulse, a collaborative hub designed to allow students to provide instructors feedback throughout a course.

U Illinois Prof Places Herself into Flipped Courses

A faculty member at the University of Illinois has found the use of a technology that immerses her physical presence into her course presentations so effective, it has become "essential" to how she teaches now.

iGear Intros Customizable iPad Keyboard Case

The new iPad Flip Turn Case from iGear can be customized with an institution's logo in white or full color.

Free Game Programming Curriculum Invades Math Classes

Bootstrap, which has been around for about six years, is teaming up with Code.org and the New York City Foundation for Computer Science Education (CSNYC) to help educators learn how to teach students algebraic and geometric concepts with computer programming.

Blackboard Integrates Discovery Content for Higher Ed and K-12

Two education companies — Blackboard and Discovery Education — are working to integrate their technology and content offerings for both higher ed and K-12.

Facebook on three mobile phones

Can Facebook Make Better Students?

A new study out of Baylor University's College of Arts and Sciences suggests the social network can improve some aspects of students' academic performance and, in large classes, create a sense of connectedness that promotes active learning.