Higher-Education Technology News

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


Phablet Sales To Top Mobile PCs This Year, Tablets in 2015

Global sales of phablets, smartphones with screens between 5.5 and 7 inches, will top sales of portable PCs in 2014 and surpass sales of tablets in the next year, according to a new forecast from market research company International Data Corp.

Florida National University Broadens Online Continuing Education Offerings

Florida National University (FNU) is working with Ed4Online to make available a spate of self-paced open enrollment programs, offering continuing education credits to professionals.

U Michigan Adds Office of Digital Ed and Innovation To Improve Tech Use

The University of Michigan has added an Office of Digital Education and Innovation in an effort to help faculty use technology and digital programs more creatively.

Social Network Connects Students with College Recruiters

Part Facebook, part e-portfolio, a new online service is connecting graduating high schoolers with college and career recruiters and letting students create shareable multimedia portfolios in the hopes of dazzling them.



Oxford Launches Multi-Year Communications Upgrade

Even that doyenne of tradition, Oxford University, needs to stay on top of the technology demands of its students and staff. The UK-based university recently launched a three-year project to upgrade its communication infrastructure.

Carnegie Mellon Gets $5.6 Million for Security Scholarships

The Carnegie Mellon University recently received a $5.6 million grant through the CyberCorps Scholarship for Service, a federal program that provides scholarships to students who expect to become federal information assurance professionals.

Aerohive Networks Personalizes Mobile with Proximity-Based Tech

Proximity-based mobile interactions are moving out of the realm of science fiction and into the education, healthcare and retail markets.

College Essay Tool Tracks Student Progress Via Cloud

There’s a new tool on the market for helping students and parents navigate the college admissions process, especially the sometimes-daunting essay requirements, for more than 1,000 schools.

U Iowa Grows a Green Roof

U Iowa Grows a Green Roof

The University of Iowa recently opened its new $126 million interdisciplinary biomedical research center, which sports what it claims is a first for the state: a green roof.

Carnegie Mellon Researchers Learn 3D Image Tricks

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have created a new photo editing system that allows users to take objects in 2D images and turn them into 3D models that can be turned over and flipped around, exposing sides that are not part of the original image.