Education Technology News

The latest education technology news and trends for college and university ed tech professionals. Looking for more in-depth coverage of important topics? Visit our feature article pages!


Rochester Institute of Technology Pilots 'Classroom as a Learning Tool'

The Rochester Institute of Technology has teamed with a private partner to create a "classroom as a learning tool" pilot in an effort to create a space that encourages active learning.

Pearson Intros New Digital Texts for General Studies Courses

Pearson has launched a new digital text and learning tool, called REVEL, as a replacement to its current print textbooks and online learning tools for general studies courses in subjects like Psychology and Sociology.

Canon Introduces Five New Portable Projectors

All of the new projectors weigh about six pounds and use the company’s DLP BrilliantColor display technology to deliver 3,000 lumens of brightness and a 2,300:1 contrast ratio.

Helix Launches Retention System

A new technology should be able to identify red flags that indicate students may be having academic problems and come up with action plans almost immediately.



Instructure Launching Free Learning Object Repository, Canvas Commons

Instructure has launched a limited pilot of Canvas Commons, a new learning object repository that integrates with the Canvas learning management system.

Canterbury Will Evaluate Library Collection With New Assessment Tool

The University of Canterbury in New Zealand will use ProQuest’s Intota Assessment tool to make decisions on its library collection.

BenQ Unveils MH630 Projector

Supported by a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, the unit also offers full HD 1080p resolution and 3,000 ANSI lumens of brightness.

U California, Davis To Add 16-Megawatt Solar Plant

The University of California, Davis will build a solar power plant that will be the largest in the UC system and will meet 14 percent of the university's energy needs.

U Maryland-Led MAX To Provide Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Platform for Research, Education

Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX), a 100-gigabit, multi-state optical transport network operated by the University of Maryland, is establishing an advanced cyberinfrastructure platform for the research and education community.

Marist College Deploys Analytics for Retention

Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY has developed an open source predictive analytics model that uses big data to help identify students at risk of not completing their coursework.