Higher-Education Technology News

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


National Science Teachers Association Launches 2014 Teacher Awards

The National Science Teachers Association has kicked off its 2014 Teacher Awards Program, with 20 different awards for more than 50 teachers at stake.

iPad Course Delivery Platform Lets Users Customize Multimedia Lessons

A new mobile course delivery platform, Junction, has just launched for iPad. The app and corresponding service lets educators create or customize courses using materials such as text, video, and online learning resources.

Airwolf Rolls Out Expandable Entry-Level 3D Printer for Education

Airwolf 3D has started shipping a new entry-level 3D printer that comes in around $2,300 and boasts a build envelope of 1,100 cubic inches.

Helix Education Makes LMS Platform More User-Friendly for Instructors

Improvements to the Helix LMS are intended to allow instructors to spend more time interacting with students and less time on "back-end" technology.



Raytheon, UMass Lowell Establish New Research Institute

Raytheon will contribute $3 million and perhaps as much as $5 million over the next 10 years to establish a new research facility at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

U Texas Students, Faculty Get Dedicated Collaboration Space

Instructors, librarians and students at the University of Texas at San Antonio have a new, decked-out classroom dedicated to collaboration. "GroupSpot," as it has been named, sits on the second floor of the main library and is intended to be used by faculty for their courses during the day and by students the rest of the time.

NEC Takes DisplayNote Software to the Cloud

NEC Display Solutions of America is making its NEC DisplayNote Software available in the cloud.

Fluke Updates Wi-Fi Survey and Analyzer Tools for 11ac

As new Wi-Fi standard 802.11ac begins to make inroads into schools, Fluke Networks is introducing updated editions of its tools for designing and troubleshooting wireless networks.

Universities Compete in Robosub Contest; Cornell Takes Top Spot

Cornell University took home the top spot and $10,000 in an annual "RoboSub" competition put on by the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Foundation and co-sponsored by the United States Office of Naval Research.

Survey: One-Third of Educational Time Spent Online

One-third of all educational time is spent online by Canadian post-secondary students, according to a new report from Intel Canada.