Higher-Education Technology News

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


U Penn Converts to Contactless ID Cards

The University of Pennsylvania has formally begun moving away from ID cards that use a magnetic stripe and to cards with embedded chips.

Online Course Creator Adds Monthly Plan, New Features

A software program that helps educators design their own lessons is launching a new monthly plan for would-be course creators that includes templates and self-publishing features.

Telefonica Launches First Spanish-Language MOOC Platform

Telefonica and Banco Santander have partnered on the worldwide launch of what is being billed as the world's first Spanish-language massive open online course platform, MiriadaX.

Arizona State Journalists Go Mobile

Arizona State University journalists will be able to take their reporting on the road with the acquisition of a mobile video transmitter.



Binghamton University Adds 200 Plus Online Certificate Programs

New York’s Binghamton University is working with an online education site to make its more than 200 online certificate courses available to students and state residents.

College Costs: State, Local Subsidies Cover Less, Students Pick Up Slack

Students are paying more of the share of their education's cost at the same time subsidies for public colleges and universities have hit a low for the decade. During that same period spending on students at community colleges has dropped to its lowest level as well.

Cal State Dominguez Hills Saves with Smart Sensor Lighting

As somebody walks down the halls of mixed-use building Welch Hall on the campus of California State University Dominguez Hills, ceiling lights automatically illuminate. A few moments later, after the person has passed by, the lights dim again. The result of that little bit of intelligence built into the lighting fixtures is a dramatic reduction in energy usage.

Ed Sector Worse than Others in Virtual Machine Security

Nearly every large organization has experienced some kind of "significant" IT security incident in the last year, such as a phishing attack, compliance policy violation or unsanctioned device or application use. These are some of the findings of a research project done by IDG Connect for ForeScout, a company that sells security products.

Oklahoma State U Adds ERP To Improve Student Experience

Oklahoma State University is upgrading its enterprise resource planning system in an effort to improve student experience and reduce operational support.

Marylhurst Automates Admissions Processes with Enrollment Rx

A 1,400-student university in Portland, OR is moving its administrative work to a cloud-based constituent relationship management program.