Higher-Education Technology News

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


20 Institutions Join AAC&U Initiative to Increase STEM Diversity

The Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) has selected 20 institutions for a new initiative called TIDES: Teaching to Increase Diversity and Equity in STEM.

IBM's Battle of the Brains to Determine World's Top College Programmers

More than 120 teams from around the world will converge in Ekaterinburg, Russia for this year’s finals of the ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), also known as the Battle of the Brains. The competition features 19 teams from the US.

Mobile Application Management To Supplant Mobile Device Management

As BYOD continues to gain traction, enterprise mobile device management is being pushed aside in favor of more user-centric mobile application management (MAM). According to a new report, MAM — which itself comes in a variety of forms —  will overtake MDM as the dominant mobile management mode within the next five years.

3 D.C.-Based Institutions Partner on Nation's Largest Power Purchase Agreement

George Washington University, the American University and George Washington University Hospital have joined forces to launch a sustainable energy project that will bring 52 megawatts of solar power from North Carolina to the Washington, D.C.-based institutions.



Indiana U Implements Software-Based Videoconferencing for Virtual Classrooms

Indiana University has implemented a software-based video conferencing solution to enable interactions between teachers and students in virtual classrooms using existing IT infrastructure.

Sonic Foundry Updates Mediasite 7

Sonic Foundry has unveiled a new version of Mediasite 7, the company's video publishing and capture platform.

Ricoh Introduces New Portable Whiteboards Projectors and Video Conferencing System

Ricoh Americas has unveiled a new interactive whiteboard, a digital projector that works with walls and other fixed surfaces, and a video conferencing system as part of the slate of offerings released at the recent InfoComm AV show.

Peerless-AV Debuts Outdoor 4K Video Kiosk

Peerless-AV has unveiled an outdoor kiosk enclosure for 4K ultra HD video displays, which it claims is the first such kiosk available.

4 Universities Receive Electric Vehicles for Internet of Things Research

This summer, Colorado State University, University of Pittsburgh, University of Washington and the University of Wisconsin-Madison will each receive four electric vehicles for a variety of sustainable research projects, including reducing the campus's carbon footprint; using vehicle sensor data; and broadening the understanding of the Internet of Things.

'Global Race Toward Exascale Computing' To Drive Substantial HPC Growth Through 2018

The market for high-performance computing systems held steady in the first quarter of 2014. While the trend toward cheaper systems caused a substantial decline in factory revenues for manufacturers, the short- and mid-term outlook calls for substantial growth, even in high-end systems.