Higher-Education Technology News

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


Kurogo Mobile Campus Updates Interface for Non-Technical Users

Modo Labs has updated its mobile communications platform, Kurogo Mobile Campus, with a new admin console.

Arizona State Launches Learning Platform for Search for Intelligent Life

A course for non-science majors that explores the search for life on other planets developed by educators at Arizona State University is going into production for use by other institutions and may be offered in MOOC form for individuals in the future.

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Open Source Commons in a Box Keeps Academics Connected

Though they all ultimately had the same employer, up until about four years ago, researchers and scholars working within the City University of New York system may not have known about each other, even if they worked worked in the same discipline.



Interfolio Launches Online Tenure and Promotion Platform

Interfolio has released an online platform for promotion and tenure committees designed to improve the efficiency, transparency and consistency of the promotion and tenure review process.

Montclair State University Turns to Banner for Student Services

New Jersey's Montclair State University is partnering with Ellucian to roll out a new student information system. The campuswide initiative will center on using Banner to drive programs such as student enrollment and student financial services.

U Iowa Team Tackles Cheap Magnetic to Optical Data Transfer for Plastic Chips

Cheap, flexible computing devices may be one step closer to reality, thanks to researchers at the University of Iowa and New York University.

U Michigan Prof Open Sources MOOC Teaching Materials

The course, Programming for Everybody, taught by Charles Severance (on the Coursera platform and at Dr. Chuck Online), introduces participants to Python programming and provides them with the tools to turn around and teach those concepts themselves — or simply to continue their own training in programming.

Research: Wearable Device Sales Set To Triple in 2014

The number of wearable computing devices sold in the United States will triple in 2014, according to a new forecast from market research firm International Data Corporation, to top 19 million shipments.

Canadian Universities Using Desire2Learn to Track Learning Outcomes in $6 Million Research Project

The University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, is leading a consortium with the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, McMaster University and Mohawk College in a research effort to link pedagogy with learning outcomes.