Higher-Education Technology News

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


8 Mobile Competencies IT Will Need by 2016

Within the next two years, IT organizations will need to master a slew of mobile-related skills — many of them new or unfamiliar. They'll also need to have on hand the tools to execute and support increasingly important mobile technologies.

HP Launches 64-bit Atom Tablets

HP today announced two tablets powered by the 64-bit Intel Atom processor: the redesigned HP ElitePad 1000 and the new HP ProPad 600.

UMD Breach Exposes 309,000 Records

A data breach at the University of Maryland has exposed records from students, staff, faculty and others dating back to 1998.

Net Neutrality Gains Second Wind under Wheeler

Tom Wheeler isn't taking his latest net neutrality court loss in stride; he's fighting back. Yesterday, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed new rules for preventing what he called "improper blocking of and discrimination among Internet traffic."



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.