Higher-Education Technology News

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


Corel Offers Free Software for Teachers and Faculty Members

Corel has launched its new Teacher-Try-It Program at the ISTE 2014 conference in Atlanta.

Gale Adds 10 Digital Collections for Academic Libraries

Gale has added 10 new resources, comprising millions of pages, to its digital collections program for academic libraries.

Brief: New Software for iOS Screen Sharing on Any Computer

Sharing an iPad or iPhone screen just got easier, thanks to the new Mirroring360 software from Splashtop.

MSU Entomology Researchers Implement Dedicated Messaging Platform

The Applied Spatial Ecology and Technical Services Laboratory at Michigan State University's Department of Entomology has implemented a messaging platform to provide dedicated e-mail addresses, distribution lists and instant messaging for researchers.



McNeese State U Expands Online College Course Options

McNeese State University, part of the University of Louisiana System, has added a new online degree pathway intended to make education more affordable and accessible to adult learners.

LoudCloud Updates LMS with Collaboration, Analytics Features

LoudCloud has updated its learning management system, to version 4.0, which includes new collaboration, analytics, and adaptive learning features.

AspireIT Initiative Enlists Women To Engage 10,000 Middle School Girls in Computing Programs

The National Center for Women & Information Technology is scaling up its NCWIT AspireIT initiative, which enlists technical high school or college women in designing and leading computing programs for younger girls, to engage 10,000 middle school girls in learning computing concepts.

20 Institutions Join AAC&U Initiative to Increase STEM Diversity

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has selected 20 institutions for a new initiative called TIDES: Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM.

IBM's Battle of the Brains to Determine World's Top College Programmers

More than 120 teams from around the world will converge in Ekaterinburg, Russia for this year’s finals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), also known as the Battle of the Brains. The competition features 19 teams from the US.

3 D.C.-Based Institutions Partner on Nation's Largest Power Purchase Agreement

George Washington University, the American University and George Washington University Hospital have joined forces to launch a sustainable energy project that will bring 52 megawatts of solar power from North Carolina to the Washington, D.C.-based institutions.