Higher-Education Technology News

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


Universities Compete in Robosub Contest; Cornell Takes Top Spot

Cornell University took home the top spot and $10,000 in an annual "RoboSub" competition put on by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation and co-sponsored by the United States Office of Naval Research.

Survey: One-Third of Educational Time Spent Online

One-third of all educational time is spent online by Canadian post-secondary students, according to a new report from Intel Canada.

U Alabama Birmingham Delivers 250 Mbps Broadband to Residents

The University of Alabama at Birmingham has drastically increased the speed of its on-campus residential network, with an upgrade that has brought 250 Mbps connections to each resident in all five of its residence halls.

UCLA Students Building Small Satellite

In two to three years students at the University of California Los Angeles will be able to watch the launch of a satellite being built entirely on campus, thanks to grants from NASA and the National Science Foundation.



BYU To Host Chip Camp

Brigham Young University will host its first engineering and technology camp focused on computer chips, dubbed Chip Camp, next week.

Berklee Launching Online Music Degrees in September

The first semester of a completely online bachelor's degree program in music will kick off in September, when Berklee College of Music expands Berklee Online. The new program will offer two degrees, one in the music business and the other in music production.

Michigan State University Adopts e-Procurement

Michigan State University is enhancing the functionality of its Kuali Financial System with integration of a third-party purchasing service.

Blackboard Expands Transact Business with CardSmith Acquisition

Blackboard has acquired CardSmith, a competitor in the student debit card business.

Pace University STEM Summer Camp Teaches App Design

After participating in a two-week coding and design camp, 16 high school students from across New York recently debuted their own mobile apps as part of a two week summer camp designed to foster coding and design skills.

Report Sets Out To Redefine Future of MIT's Education

The Massachusetts Instute of Technology, a school renowned for its intrepid experimental nature — MIT Media Lab, D-Lab, MITx and OpenCourseware, to name a few experiments — wants to accelerate education innovation and "reimagine" its own future.