Higher-Education Technology News

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


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."

College's Student Success Portal Handles Admin, Communication Functions

A newly designed online portal is letting current and prospective Southwestern Michigan College attendees handle a range of administrative, financial, and curricular functions, in a system expressly designed for mobile use.

E-Textbook Dissatisfaction Grows as Students Progress Through School

Nearly half of undergrads who participated in a recent survey have been assigned an e-textbook for a course, but they're not all that happy about it on the whole.

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OpenStax College Adding 10 New Textbooks by 2017

Rice University's OpenStax College will add 10 new titles to its catalog of free textbooks by 2017, thanks to $9.5 million in grant funding from the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Rice alumni John and Ann Doerr and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation.



Cornell Xray Imaging Lab Uses Kickstarter To Provide Low Cost Advanced 3D Imaging

The director of Cornell University’s 3D computed tomography imaging facility hopes to raise funding to provide low-cost imaging to nonprofits and enhance its digital library of 3D assets open to anyone interested.

Gartner: IT Leaders Need To Improve Reporting on Security Investments

With the advent of malicious software that can be purchased online and an underground infrastructure that can be used to set off targeted attacks, cyber security threats are becoming more "democratized," and therefore more likely to gain visibility beyond the walls of the data center. That can lead to more enlightened thinking among executive management about investing in security measures, said Research Director Lawrence Pingree during a Gartner security and risk management summit being held in Australia this week.

EBSCO Adds New Subject Sets To Its e-Book Collection

EBSCO Information Services has added 12 new e-book subject sets to its complete library that now numbers more than 200 sets.

Carnegie Mellon Team Grabs the Most Flags in DEF CON Competition

There are hackers, and then there are victors. Carnegie Mellon University's computer hacking team, the Plaid Parliament of Pwning, has for the second year running taken first place in a Capture the Flag competition at the DEF CON hacker convention.

Software-Defined Networking Set for Massive Growth

Software-defined networking is gaining momentum and is forecast to experience a massive increase in adoption by data centers and enterprise networks, according to a new report.

Fresno State Intros Tablet Program with Device Grants for Students

California's Fresno State is introducing a new tablet program as classes begin and providing grants to help students purchase devices required for "tablet-only" courses.