Higher-Education Technology News

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


Center for Excellence in Distance Learning at Wiley College Selects Preferred LMS for HBCU

The Center for Excellence in Distance Learning at Wiley College, leader of the alliance of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, has selected a learning management system for its online courses.

Next XPrize Pursues Literacy for Students Worldwide

A new XPrize will award one team $10 million to develop the most effective software and content for helping children around the world teach themselves how to read, write and do arithmetic.

Microsoft Certification Exams Now Available Online Thanks to Pearson

Exams for two kinds of Microsoft certification can now be taken online from remote locations.

Prof Uses Google Glass To Deliver Feedback on Student Assignments

Prof Uses Google Glass To Deliver Feedback on Student Assignments

A finance professor has found Google Glass to be an effective way to improve feedback to students.



U California Approves Fuel Education Online Courses as Prerequisites for Entry

A University of California review board has said 95 online or blended courses provided by Fuel Education satisfy requirements necessary for entry to the university system.

Wayne State To Cut Tuition, Pursue Student Success

At new program at Wayne State University in Michigan will give students a financial break. The "Spring/Summer Tuition Break" initiative offers students a 30 percent tuition discount in those semesters if they tackle a full load in the previous fall and winter semesters and carry a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

UCSB Security Researchers To Help Too-Trusting Smartphone App Users

Little is known about the "trust relationships" that exist among users, the smartphone platform and the surrounding ecosystem, including smartphone apps and the app markets. But a research team at the University of California Santa Barbara has received a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to research the topic.

U Nevada Las Vegas Takes Delivery of TOP500-Ranked Supercomputer

An Intel-built supercomputer that ranks on the TOP500 and Green500 lists has arrived in Las Vegas from Oregon, where it will serve the needs of researchers at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Washington State Community Colleges Piloting a Faster, Cheaper Degree Program

Community colleges in Washington State are lowering the time to and cost of a degree with a new online program that combines a competency-based model with open educational resources.

Treehouse Debuts Training on Apple's New Coding Language

Treehouse Learning has released 71 videos that will introduce students to Swift, Apple’s new coding language, and an Android app.