Higher-Education Technology News

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


USC Digital Repository To Preserve Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Collection

The University of Southern California Digital Repository will manage and preserve 320 terabytes of audiovisual material created by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences over the last 50 years.

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200 Million Smart Phones in Active Use in North America Alone

The era of double-digit growth in smart phone adoption is coming to a close as devices approach the saturation point, which in turn will lead to drops in prices, according to new research. In North America alone, some 200 million smart phones are already in active use — one for about every 2.75 people residing on the continent and about one-seventh of the world's total active devices.

Gartner: Worldwide Server Market Growth at 2.1 Percent

Worldwide server shipments last year grew 2.1 percent compared to 2012, while revenue declined 4.5 percent, according to IT research firm Gartner.

NEC Adds 4 DLP Projectors to M Series

NEC's new portable 3D-ready projectors include a number of eco-friendly features and can transmit images from mobile devices.



Average Tuition for an Online Bachelor's Program: $43,477

$43,477 is the average cost for an online bachelor's degree in the United States, according to data released by Hanover Research. An online master's degree cost about half as much.

NIH and George Washington University Tapping Internet2 for High-Speed Genomics Research

Scientists at George Washington University's Colonial One High Performance Computing Center are piloting ultra-high-speed 40 Gigabit per second data transfers from the National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NLM), thanks to both organizations' links to the Internet2 network.

3D Printers Support Science Research at U Houston

Researchers at the University of Houston are working on plans to create a therapeutic device, with a 3D printer, which would be used to help treat children with cerebral palsy.

Starfish Releases Advising Module

Starfish Retention Solutions has launched a new module, Starfish Advising, designed to work with an institution's existing degree audit system and help advisors as they assist students.

New OpenID Connect Standard Extends Digital Identities Across the Web

A new standard for Internet security and privacy has been ratified by the OpenID Foundation. 

BenQ Launches Two New 3D-Ready Projectors

BenQ has released a pair of new projectors, the MH680 and MH740, designed for multiple applications. Both projectors feature 1080p resolution and are 3D PC and Blu-Ray ready.