Higher-Education Technology News

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


Pexip, Enabling Technlogies Partner on Unified Communications Integration

Technologies, a unified communications systems integrator, to integrate traditional videoconferencing systems with Microsoft Lync.

Report: 10 Security Functions Coming to the Forefront

Information security in the education segment is becoming more demanding, and as a result the tools and tactics necessary for securing schools is churning. A recent presentation at Gartner's Security & Risk Management Summit laid out 10 "top" technologies and approaches security professionals should consider adding to their security portfolios.

NASA Undergrad Program Launches Student Projects Into Space

Through a new NASA-sponsored initiative, ten teams of undergrads will get the chance to perform scientific experiments on board suborbital platforms like rockets, Zero-G aircraft, and weather balloons.

Research: The Proof is In! Multi-Tasking in Class Reduces Test Scores

Contrary to what students might like to think, when they multi-task in class on non-academic activities, their test scores go down. And that's true for even the smartest students. Those are the initial results of a $439,000 study by a Michigan State University research project that was reported on in the September 2014 issue of Computers & Education.



Sloan Consortium Renames Itself the Online Learning Consortium

To better reflect its mission of advancing the quality of online learning worldwide, the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) has changed its name to the Online Learning Consortium (OLC).

Report: Open Access to Journal Articles Gaining Acceptance from Researchers

Journal authors report increasingly positive attitudes toward open access journals, according to a new report.

Berkeley Pushes Student Stats Apps to Phoenix NAP Cloud

An academic department at the University of California Berkeley has shifted to a cloud solution in order to give students virtual access to statistical applications.

Penn State Students Perform Energy Audit for Local Business

Energy engineering students at Pennsylvania State University recently audited the energy usage of a local business through the school's Pennsylvania Technical Assistance Program.

Report: Smartphone Surge Continues as PC Decline Slows

Worldwide device shipments, including mobile phones, PCs, tablets and unltramobiles, are on pace to increase 4.2 percent this year over last to reach 2.4 billion units, according to the latest forecast from market research firm Gartner.

Colgate U Adopts Emergency Coordination Service

A New York university has chosen a Web-based application from a New York vendor to help coordinate response during emergencies.