Higher-Education Technology News

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


Utility Lets Google Apps for Ed Handle Authentication

A company that creates products for managing devices in a bring-your-own-device environment has developed a network access control utility that allows an external login through Google Apps for Education to be used for authentication of each device and user.

Sony, Panasonic Reveal 1 TB Archival Optical Disc Roadmap

Sony and Panasonic have revealed their latest disc-based storage roadmap, with 300 GB and larger Archival Disc media set to ship beginning next year.

North Dakota State U Rolls Out Certificate-Based WiFi

In an effort to improve usability, manageability and security of its WiFi network, North Dakota State University has implemented XpressConnect Enrollment System, automated device enablement technology from Cloudpath Networks.

Facing Loss of Accreditation, City College of San Francisco Revamps Technology

A California community college is working hard to address a variety of needs on campus — particularly in the realm of student services — in order to meet accreditation requirements.



LRAD Rolls Out Long-Range Mobile PA System

LRAD has debuted a new mobile PA system that boasts the ability to blast intelligible audio over a 2-square-mile area.

Moodle 2.6.2 Update Resolves Security Issues, Fixes Minor Bugs

Three Moodle updates were released over the weekend, addressing security issues and bugs and adding some minor feature enhancements.

Turnitin Launches Grade Anything for Assessing 'Virtually Any' Assignment

Turnitin has launched Grade Anything, a tool designed to check for originality and provide feedback on assignments in any file type and even on assignments that require no file.

Penn State Researchers Collaborate with 16-Tile Visualization Wall

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University's Huck Institutes of Life Sciences have a new tool to visualize and collaborate on data thanks to the recent installation of a 16-tile visualization wall.

edX Opens Up Membership Structure, Adds 12 Organizations

edX is opening up its membership beyond its initial 32 charter institutions. With its new membership structure, the online course provider will bring colleges, universities and other organizations into the fold as regular members, including 12 new institutions announced today.

Mid-Atlantic Crossroads, Fujitsu Test 800 Gbps Network

Mid-Atlantic Crossroads and Fujitsu Network Communications have partnered on a field test that has transmitted data from Baltimore, MD to McLean, VA at 800 gigabits per second.