Higher-Education Technology News

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


This Flipped Class Is Studying Biology with a $10 Microscope and a Smart Phone

Take a smartphone, add $10 worth of plywood and Plexiglas, a bit of hardware, laser pointer lenses and LED click lights from a keychain flashlight and you have a DIY microscope worthy of use in college classes. At least, that's the idea of an instructor at the Missouri University of Science and Technology who is adding the do-it-yourself technology in her biology lab courses.

Loyola Students Lose Mailboxes, Gain Mail Alerts

Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore recently revamped its mail delivery operations and is now reclaiming enough room to add additional student seating in its College Center.

Mississippi Community Colleges Deploy Analytics to Reduce Online Dropouts

The Mississippi Community College Board has adopted a tool from an education analytics company in an effort to reduce dropouts among students in online courses.

The University of Virginia Opts For EBSCO's Library Search Tool

The university with a heavy emphasis on research converts to a retrieval system it believes will streamline content searches for faculty, students and researchers.



Texas State U Awarded $15 Million for STEM Professional Development

Texas State University San Marcos will provide professional development related to science, technology, engineering and math for teachers thanks to a $15 million grant from NASA.

Dassault Systèmes Unveils Solidworks Education Edition 2014-2015

Dassault Systèmes has released Solidworks Education Edition 2014-2015, which includes new tools and features designed to help students learn 3D design in the classroom.

NASA Awards $17 Million To Encourage STEM Ed at Community, Technical Colleges

NASA's Office of Education has selected 35 space grant consortia to share in more than $17.3 million in grants designed to improve student and instructor engagement in science, technology, engineering and math education at community and technical colleges.

U San Diego Reduces Backup Disk Storage Demands with Data Deduplication

The University of San Diego has implemented a data deduplication appliance with backup software for virtual environments to significantly reduce its disk storage needs for backing up the school's virtual machine data.

Florida Polytechnic U Develops New Supercomputing Center

Florida Polytechnic University is developing a new supercomputing center to support education and research in emerging technology.

East Tennessee State App Helps Students Hunt Down Parking Spots

Forget about wandering aimlessly through parking lots on campus wasting gas and time while looking for an open spot. There's an app for that — at least at East Tennessee State University, a school that takes its parking very seriously.