Higher-Education Technology News

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


HBX platform

Harvard Business School Launching First Courses on HBX Online Platform

Harvard Business School is ready to dive into the waters of online learning. The institution will soon begin enrollment in the first set of courses to be offered on HBX, a new e-learning platform the school has been quietly developing over the past year and a half.

Texas Coalition Brings State into National LEAP Program

Several dozen colleges and universities in Texas have joined together to bring their state into a national education initiative called Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP), a program of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

New Solar Installation Powers U Colorado Sports Facility

A new solar installation is powering an 11,064-seat multi-purpose arena at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Change the Homework, Improve Student Achievement

A new study from Rice and Duke researchers identified a relatively non-invasive approach to improving student achievement — one that doesn't involve gutting the curriculum or reinventing pedagogy. The researchers found that implementing subtle, technology-based changes to homework resulted in improvements in student performance on tests.



Wichita State Expands Blackboard Work To Create One-Stop Shop for Student Services

Wichita State University has begun expanding its adoption of Blackboard products and services to provide better support for students, faculty and staff and put in place "the necessary infrastructure" for enrollment growth and support of accreditation activities.

2 MW Solar Plant To Save Energy and Dollars at Cornell

The energy business arm of facilities services company ABM is installing a 2 MW solar array on Cornell University's Ithaca, NY, campus.

OpenGL ES 3.1 Adds 3D Capabilities, Integrated GPU Computing

The Khronos Group this week released an update to the royalty-free OpenGL ES specification — a widely adopted OpenGL specification designed specifically for mobile devices backed by mobile hardware heavyweights like ARM.

Brief: HP Intros Printer for Wireless Printing in the Classroom

HP's new printer offers secure wireless printing from smartphones, tablets and other mobile devices.

U Arizona Boosts Site Accessibility with Audio Internet

One academic department at the University of Arizona is boosting Web accessibility for its students by providing audio navigation tools on its site.

Aspen University Launches 'Debt-Free' Degree Program

Aspen University has launched a new payment plan that it's touting as a way to earn a degree "debt free."