Higher-Education Technology News

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


Zyrobotics Intros TabAccess for Assistive Tablet Access

Technology startup Zyrobotics has introduced a device called TabAccess, which is designed to help people with limited fine motor skills use Android and iOS devices.

Bard Looks To Advance Experimental Humanities

Bard College's digital humanities initiative — called Experimental Humanities — is getting a boost from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Microsoft Office Mix Turns PowerPoint Presentations into Online Interactive Lessons

Microsoft today released a preview version of Office Mix, a new PowerPoint addon that lets teachers create rich media presentations and interactive lessons and share them online.

Global Projector Market Sees Growth While U.S. Stays Flat

In the first quarter of 2014, the worldwide projector market grew 7 percent compared to the same period last year, reaching 1.87 million units, according to market research company Futuresource Consulting. In the U.S., however, market volume increased just 2 percent.



New Bio Labs for Online Courses Feature 3D, Animation

eScience Labs has introduced the second edition of its introductory biology lab kit, an online platform featuring 28 labs designed for non-majors in first and second semester online or hybrid courses.

Stanford Engineers and Columbia Journalists Get Magic Grants To Fund Tech Journalism

The "Magic Grant" winners have been selected, and eight teams from Palo Alto's Stanford University and New York City's Columbia University will be working on projects that use technology to transform how media content is created, delivered and consumed.

Miami's St. Thomas U Adds Cloud Tools for Student Research

St. Thomas University has signed on with a private partner for hardware and academic resources to provide students with opportunities to learn about cloud computing.

The Google Classroom home screen (prerelease) includes class cards that provide a summary of open assignments.

Google Developing Free LMS as Part of Apps for Education

Google is now taking applications for a limited preview of a new app called Google Classroom — a tool that brings learning management functionality to the Google Apps for Education suite.

University of Michigan Business School Deploying Visual Collaboration Software

The Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan is using Mersive's Solstice software to enhance visual collaboration in the classroom.

Higher One Adds Real-Time Assessment Data To Campus Labs Baseline

Higher One has updated its Campus Labs Baseline assessment platform with a new tool to let professors see real-time data.