Higher-Education Technology News

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


Montana To Build Statewide Data Warehouse to Connect K-12, Postsecondary Student Data

The Montana Office of Public Instruction has partnered with IBM and ConnectEDU to develop a statewide data warehouse that will store electronic student transcripts for K-12 students and connect them with postsecondary data for Montana high school students who go on to postsecondary education in the state.

OTOY Offers Free 3D Rendering Software for Students

Students can now access OTOY's OctaneRender 3D rendering software, including OctaneRender plugins for Blender and Autodesk's 3ds MAX (and, shortly, Maya), for free.

Instructure Selects Higher Ed Canvas Grant Winners

Instructure has chosen the winners of its Canvas Grants program, an initiative designed to encourage technological innovation from within the higher education and K-12 communities.

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PC Market Hit by 'Most Severe Contraction on Record'

The PC market tanked last year, but not quite as badly as expected. Overall PC shipments fell 9.8 percent in 2103, slightly better than the 10.1 percent decline previously forecast by market research firm IDC.



Indiana University Fine-Tuning Kuali OLE With Mellon Foundation Grant

Indiana University has received an $882,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for the Kuali Open Library Environment (OLE), an open source library software system that helps research and academic libraries oversee and provide access to their growing collections.

U Florida Boosts Sports Production Control Room

Broadcast journalism students at U Florida are boosting their sports production experience, thanks to two new instant replay systems recently added to the school's control room.

Dragon Dictate for Mac 4.0 Adds Pre-Recorded Audio File Transcription

Nuance Communications has released Dragon Dictate for Mac 4.0. The latest update adds transcription capabilities, allowing for speech-to-text conversion from pre-recorded audio files.

Students Master the Mainframe in IBM Competitions

Even though mainframes are about to celebrate their 50th birthday, they aren't going away any time soon. And that's why IBM has expanded its "Master the Mainframe Contest" to include a world championship intended to entice young people to consider learning more about workings of these general-purpose, very large, very fast servers.

Bellevue College Upgrades Network to Support Mobile and Classroom Tech

Faced with an escalating number of mobile devices on campus, Washington State's Bellevue College has deployed a unified wired and wireless access network based on Aruba's Mobile Virtual Enterprise architecture.

Forecast: Billions Will Have High-Speed Mobile Broadband Within 5 Years

High-speed mobile broadband is poised to explode within the next five years. According to a new forecast, by 2019, subscriptions to LTE and LTE-Advanced will reach into the billions.