Higher-Education Technology News

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


U Arkansas Works To Expand Online Reach

Not even a month after Wichita State University said it was teaming up with Blackboard to create a new approach for delivering student services, the University of Arkansas announced that it would be working with the education technology company to analyze the marketability of its online degree programs.

Babson College Adopts Cloud-Based Signage Management

Babson College has deployed an online platform to manage its digital signage in an effort to improve student engagement.

Red Hat Announces New Linux Container Projects

Open source software company Red Hat today announced several new Linux Container projects focused on streamlined application delivery and orchestration across bare metal systems, virtual machines and private and public clouds.

Mohave Community College Automates Student Verification With Regent Education

Mohave Community College is streamlining its student verification process with software from Regent Education.



9 Universities Help Farmers Increase Climate Data Yield

Nine universities in the Corn Belt region of the United States have teamed up to develop two online big data tools to make climate information available to the agriculture community.

Community College Uses Gaming To Bring Real-World Relevance to Courses

Lambton College is developing a pilot program to test out gaming in six of its courses — including first-year math, electrical circuits, and hair removal — to see if the use of game-playing improves attendance rates and student engagement.

Purdue Research Looks To Give Vision to Smartphones

Purdue University researchers are figuring out a way to make smartphones smarter. The goal is to enable the devices to "understand" and identify and tag objects that appear in a camera's field of view.

Blackboard Joins Internet2

Blackboard is joining nonprofit education technology consortium Internet2.

PlattForm Introduces Two Enrollment and Program Management Services

PlattForm, a provider of marketing services and enrollment solutions for colleges and universities, is launching two new enrollment and program management offerings: Attribrand and Academic Program Management (APM). 

U Florida To Build Teacher Network To Support Middle School Math

A "design and build" shop for education at the University of Florida just received a $250,000 grant to build a teacher network to go along with a new tool introduced in 2013 to help students with algebra.