Higher-Education Technology News

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


U Iowa Team Tackles Cheap Magnetic to Optical Data Transfer for Plastic Chips

Cheap, flexible computing devices may be one step closer to reality, thanks to researchers at the University of Iowa and New York University.

Montclair State University Turns to Banner for Student Services

New Jersey's Montclair State University is partnering with Ellucian to roll out a new student information system. The campuswide initiative will center on using Banner to drive programs such as student enrollment and student financial services.

U Michigan Prof Open Sources MOOC Teaching Materials

The course, Programming for Everybody, taught by Charles Severance (on the Coursera platform and at Dr. Chuck Online), introduces participants to Python programming and provides them with the tools to turn around and teach those concepts themselves — or simply to continue their own training in programming.

Research: Wearable Device Sales Set To Triple in 2014

The number of wearable computing devices sold in the United States will triple in 2014, according to a new forecast from market research firm International Data Corporation, to top 19 million shipments.



Canadian Universities Using Desire2Learn to Track Learning Outcomes in $6 Million Research Project

The University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada, is leading a consortium with the University of Waterloo, Wilfrid Laurier University, McMaster University and Mohawk College in a research effort to link pedagogy with learning outcomes.

edX Taps CourseTalk for Online Course Reviews

edX has teamed up with CourseTalk to provide a platform for course reviews that includes star ratings and in-depth comments.

Crestron Launches New Room Scheduling Touchscreen

Crestron is now shipping the TSS-752, a room scheduling touchscreen with a 7-inch widescreen color display designed to provide at-a-glance meeting and scheduling information.

Research: PC Shipment Sag Slows

Worldwide PC shipments declined 1.7 percent in the first quarter of 2014 as compared to the same period in the previous year, according to market research company Gartner. The decline is the smallest the segment has seen in the last seven quarters.

California Institution Taps Unicon for Sakai Services

California's Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is enlisting open source services company Unicon to support its Sakai learning management system.

Smart Technologies Unveils Interactive Flat Panel

Smart Technologies has introduced the Smart Board 6065, the first model in a new line of interactive flat panels for education.