Higher-Education Technology News

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


New App Reverses 'Summer Melt' To Help Students Make it to College

College Bound, a St. Louis non-profit that helps high schoolers with "under-resourced" backgrounds get into college and earn a degree, is piloting a new mobile app that nudges students at key stages to persist in their college efforts.

North Orange County CC 'Regroups' Emergency Messaging

A multi-campus community college in Anaheim, CA has migrated to a new mass communication system to ensure that emergency messages get out in a timely way and through multiple channels efficiently.

Virginia's Ferrum College Moves to New Learning Platform

Ferrum College has adopted D2L's integrated learning platform, Brightspace, to replace its legacy learning management system.

Report: Smaller Vendors Make Inroads as Tablet Market Grows

The global tablet market grew 11 percent in the second quarter of 2014 as compared to the same period last year, according to a new report from market research firm International Data Corporation.



Chalk & Wire Optimizes Assessment Platform for Mobile Devices

Chalk & Wire has updated its assessment platform for higher education to work better on mobile devices.

California Southern U To Accept Third-Party Online Credits

California Southern University, a private institution that offers online degree programs, will be accepting transfer credits from a private company that provides online classes.

U Penn Converts to Contactless ID Cards

The University of Pennsylvania has formally begun moving away from ID cards that use a magnetic stripe and to cards with embedded chips.

Arizona State Journalists Go Mobile

Arizona State University journalists will be able to take their reporting on the road with the acquisition of a mobile video transmitter.

Online Course Creator Adds Monthly Plan, New Features

A software program that helps educators design their own lessons is launching a new monthly plan for would-be course creators that includes templates and self-publishing features.

Telefonica Launches First Spanish-Language MOOC Platform

Telefonica and Banco Santander have partnered on the worldwide launch of what is being billed as the world's first Spanish-language massive open online course platform, MiriadaX.