Higher-Education Technology News

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


Netgear Adds New Wi-Fi Controller, Access Point for Higher Ed, K-12

Netgear has added the new ProSafe WC7600 wireless controller and ProSafe WN370 wall mount access point with power over Ethernet (PoE) to its line of ProSafe products for higher ed and K-12 schools.

Carvechi Debuts Online Collaboration Platform

Carvechi Technology has released a cloud-based collaboration platform, Collaboratory, featuring content sharing, digital whiteboards and voice over Internet protocol.

ReadCube Expands Tools for Research Article Management

ReadCube has expanded its suite of scholarly literature tools with a new release of the free ReadCube desktop application; ReadCube Pro, a premium add-on to the desktop version; ReadCube iOS apps; and SmartCite, a Word-compatible citation tool.

U Maryland Upgrades High Performance Computing Capabilities

Researchers at the University of Maryland are getting a computer upgrade. The computing cluster that's been in place since 2006 is being replaced with a new Dell-powered cluster that's 10 times more powerful.



U Manitoba Embraces Research Ethics

A university in Canada is bringing research integrity to the forefront by adopting two applications to help people figure out whether they've borrowed too liberally for their writing, misused data in their research or handled potential conflicts of interest.

Oxford Implements Hybrid Scale-Out NAS for High-Performance Computing

Oxford University has implemented a hybrid scale-out network-attached storage system to support its high-performance computing center for research.

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."