Higher-Education Technology News

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


ScienceDirect Now Optimized for Mobile

Elsevier has launched a mobile-optimized version of ScienceDirect, its full-text scientific database.

55% More STEM Students Fail Lectures Than Active Learning Classes

Traditional lectures are failing students in STEM disciplines. According to a new meta-analysis published this week, a staggering 55 percent more students flunk purely lecture-based STEM courses than flunk courses taught with some sort of active learning component.

U Maryland Launches Supercomputer With the Power of 10,000 Laptops

A 300-teraflop supercomputer named Deepthought2 will now power research at the University of Maryland.

Are MOOCs Just Moneymaking Scams? Providers Challenged To Substantiate Grandiose Claims

Are online education providers serving the masses or just amassing wealth for themselves? That's the question the Campaign for the Future of Higher Education wants answered. The group today challenged the leaders of edX, Udacity and Coursera to a public debate "about the claims and promises being made by the online education industry about the quality of its higher education programs."



Trinity U Discovery Table Lets Student Prospects Engage with Touch

Prospective students at Trinity University in San Antonio have gained a unique way to spark potential fields of study and publicize campus activities as they wait for campus tours to begin.

Moodle Legacy Versions Get Security Updates, Bug Fixes

On the heels of the release of Moodle 2.7, new versions of older Moodle branches have received maintenance updates to address bugs and security vulnerabilities.

Regent U Adds Business Software To Expand Offerings, Improve Retention

Regent University Professional and Continuing Education is adopting business software designed for non-traditional institutions of higher education in an effort to increase growth and enhance current offerings.

Multi-Institutional Projects To Test Future Internet Architectures

Three multi-institutional projects are advancing their efforts to develop the architectures that may underlie the Internet of the future.

Charleston Southern Overhauls Library Search With New Tool

As part of an overhaul of its library database search, South Carolina’s Charleston Southern University is using a new custom tool, called DiscoverSearch, to give users greater control of their search parameters and the content they can find.

Eastern U Tackles Student Experience

Pennsylvania's Eastern University will implement new tools in an effort to improve operational efficiency and relationships with students.