Higher-Education Technology News

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


Bryant U Takes Backup to the Cloud

Facing a dramatic increase in the volume of data generated on campus, Rhode Island's Bryant University is rolling out NaviSite's NaviCloud Vault cloud platform for remote storage.

Enterprises Want Open Source SDN Technology from Commercial Vendors

When it comes to software-defined networking and network functions virtualization solutions, nearly all enterprise-level organizations prefer open source solutions, but three quarters of them want those open source solutions to come from commercial vendors, according to a new report from the OpenDaylight Project.

SAS Launches SAS Analytics U

SAS, a provider of business analytics software and services, has launched SAS Analytics U, an initiative intended to help support analytics students, professors and working professionals.

HackDuke Asks Programmers To Turn Their Skills to Social Goods

Duke University will bring together college students from around the country this week for HackDuke, an event designed to promote the use of technology for social change.



USC Team Develops Research-Based Educational Games

Researchers at USC's Game Innovation Lab are developing research-based games for education and social awareness.

Colfax High Students Learn Product Development with 3D Prototyping Thanks to Community College

Hailey Elias and two classmates at Colfax High School in California developed a prototype of a device that signals to skiers when they're doing what they shouldn't do — lean back. The prototype of the "Fast Forward" ski sensor was chosen by the audience as worthy of further exploration by Quirky during the March South by Southwest Conference in Austin, TX.

HBX platform

Harvard Business School Launching First Courses on HBX Online Platform

Harvard Business School is ready to dive into the waters of online learning. The institution will soon begin enrollment in the first set of courses to be offered on HBX, a new e-learning platform the school has been quietly developing over the past year and a half.

Texas Coalition Brings State into National LEAP Program

Several dozen colleges and universities in Texas have joined together to bring their state into a national education initiative called Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP), a program of the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

New Solar Installation Powers U Colorado Sports Facility

A new solar installation is powering an 11,064-seat multi-purpose arena at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Change the Homework, Improve Student Achievement

A new study from Rice and Duke researchers identified a relatively non-invasive approach to improving student achievement — one that doesn't involve gutting the curriculum or reinventing pedagogy. The researchers found that implementing subtle, technology-based changes to homework resulted in improvements in student performance on tests.