Higher-Education Technology News

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


Syracuse U MOOC To Build Skills in Mainframe-Scale Enterprise Computing

People seeking a better understanding of enterprise computing strategies have the chance to attend a free, self-guided, self-paced open online course hosted by Syracuse University's School of Information Studies.

West Chester University

West Chester U Tackles Student Demand for WiFi in Campus Housing

With more than 5,000 residential students clamoring for more WiFi access, Pennsylvania's West Chester University is rolling out an Aruba 802.11ac wireless network across every campus housing facility, with the goal of turning the majority of its dormitories and student apartments into all-wireless environments by the fall 2014 semester.

PA College Gets $1 Million Grant for STEM Teacher Training Program

To help increase the number of qualified secondary STEM instructors, Westminster College in Pennsylvania has received a $1 million grant for its IQ STEM teacher training program.

Lantronix Launches PAL Program To Bring Mobile Printing to the Classroom

Lantronix has launched the Print and Learn program, an initiative designed to help educational institutions deploy tools to print directly from mobile devices to printers in the classroom.



Study: Digital Media Erodes Ability To Read Emotional Cues

The social skills of students who use digital media may be declining, according to a new study from researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Cloud Research Consortium Receives $10 Million Grant

The National Science Foundation has awarded a $10 million grant to a national consortium for cloud computing research and development.

Arizona State Adds Safety Mobile App, Allows for Virtual Escort

The community at Arizona State University will be able to use a new mobile app that allows them to communicate with the campus police department.

Digitization Project Will Enhance Collection of Biodiversity Specimens

The University of Florida will lead a consortium of seven institutions in a $7.5-million project funded by the National Science Foundation to digitize biodiversity collections.

RuffaloCody Acquires Noel-Levitz

RuffaloCody, a company that specializes in enrollment management and fundraising, has just expanded its expertise in the higher ed space acquiring competitor Noel-Levitz.

Acer Debuts New Chromebox CXI Series

Acer has unveiled its latest line of devices running the Google Chrome operating system. The Acer Chromebox CXI series are compact devices that the company touts as "ideal for education."