Higher-Education Technology News

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


Researchers at MIT, U of Connecticut Develop Faster, More Efficient Data Caching Designs

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Connecticut have developed new approaches to data caching that have been found to speed execution time for massively multicore chips by six to 15 percent and produce energy savings of 13 to 25 percent.

Northern Arizona University Upgrades Directory Service

Northern Arizona University is rolling out the UnboundID Identity Data Platform to support nearly one million entries in its directory stores of student and employee data.

U Houston System Intros Free AP Exam Prep and Teacher Training MOOCs

The University of Houston System is launching its first three massive open online courses, two of them targeted to high school seniors preparing for advanced placements tests and one for K-12 teachers.

U Wisconsin System Launches Commercialization Seed Fund

The University of Wisconsin System has created a seed fund that will help commercialize ideas and technology developed at UW campuses.



NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering To Launch Online Continuing Ed Program

The New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering is collaborating with a private partner to launch an online continuing education program in March.

George Brown College Adds 3D Projectors to BIM Lab

Students at George Brown College are using new projectors in the school's BIM lab to study construction design and digital modeling.

Kaplan Online Students To Hit Online Bookshelf for Texts

Kaplan University's online program will be using digital content supplied by Ingram Content Group.

Carnegie Mellon U Taps Private Partner for Machine Learning Research

Carnegie Mellon University has entered into a five-year, $10 million agreement with a private partner to research machine learning and interface technology in an effort to improve personalized user experiences.

UCLA Launches Crowdfunding Platform for Faculty, Student Organization Projects

The University of California, Los Angeles has launched a crowdfunding platform designed to help raise money for faculty and student organization projects.

European MOOC Platform Nearing 500,000 Enrollments

Launched last October, European MOOC platform iversity.org has now reached nearly 500,000 enrollments in its 28 massive open online courses.