Higher-Education Technology News

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


Research Seeks to Produce Communication and Networking out of Thin Air

The "Internet of Things" is taking tiny, unfettered leaps forward in a research project underway at the University of Washington.

Culver Stockton College Cuts Electricity Use with Energy Management Platform

Culver-Stockton College has deployed an energy management platform in an effort to reduce costs.

Report: Smartphone Shipments To Top 300 Million in Third Quarter

Smartphone shipments reached a single-quarter high in the second quarter of 2014 with 295.3 million shipments, an increase of 23.1 percent over the same period in 2013.

Ithaca College Communications School Deploys StrongBox for Digital Content Preservation

Long-term content preservation is a major requirement at the Roy H. Park School of Communications at New York's Ithaca College. With academic programs ranging from television-radio and journalism to integrated marketing communications and documentary studies, the institution generates many terabytes of digital content.



WebAssign Unveils Ready-To-Go Assignments

Online instructional tool provider WebAssign has launched Course Packs, assignments designed for specific textbooks.

UC Santa Barbara Cryptologists Vow To Build Stronger Encryption

A University of California Santa Barbara cryptologist has been awarded $499,000 by the National Science Foundation to pursue work related to secret key cryptography.

U Penn Nanofab Lab Quickly Erects Admin App on Public Cloud Platform

A fabrication lab at the University of Pennsylvania turned to a cloud platform to build an application for managing the operations of a new lab in "just a few weeks."

CEEMs hands-on engineering experiment

Summer Institute Teaches Engineering to Cincinnati STEM Educators

Cincinnati area teachers are getting a heavy dose of STEM to pump up their math and science teaching methods in a multi-year program run by a cross-disciplinary team at the University of Cincinnati.

New Wireless Network to Serve More Than 25,000 Devices Per Day at the University of Miami

Faced with a substantial increase in mobile devices within varied academic, research, residential and clinical care environments, the University of Miami and its affiliated health organization, UHealth-University of Miami Health System, are rolling out a wireless infrastructure upgrade with technology from Aruba Networks.

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U Penn xLAB Lets Students Develop New Entertainment Experiences

Imagine a show that responds when children place their action figures in front of the television in order to see their favorite characters. When something happens on the broadcast (like a superhero getting knocked down), the action figure reflects that by falling over too. Or what about a room that flashes in team colors when your football team scores a goal or a yoga mat that displays where to place hands and feet and then restarts a video once you're in the right position?