Higher-Education Technology News

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


Marist College Deploys Analytics for Retention

Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY has developed an open source predictive analytics model that uses big data to help identify students at risk of not completing their coursework.

U Maryland-Led MAX To Provide Advanced Cyberinfrastructure Platform for Research, Education

Mid-Atlantic Crossroads (MAX), a 100-gigabit, multi-state optical transport network operated by the University of Maryland, is establishing an advanced cyberinfrastructure platform for the research and education community.

Blackboard Acquires WebRTC Provider

Blackboard has acquired a provider of Web-based real-time communication technology, Requestec.

Houghton College Moving to Solar for More Than Half Its Energy Requirements

Houghton College, a small, Christian liberal arts college with about 1,000 students, is installing a 2.5 megawatt solar array on its campus in Western New York. The college broke ground on the project Wednesday.



Researchers: MOOCs as Effective for Learning as Traditional Courses

Massive open online courses can be as effective to help students learn as face-to-face classes — and the learning outcomes will be equivalent whether or not they're academically prepared for the class or whether they perform well or poorly on a pretest.

Campus Management Incorporates CRM into New Student Information System

Campus Management has unveiled a new student information system with constituent relationship management baked in.

New Scorecard Evaluates Online Programs in 75 Areas

The Online Learning Consortium, formerly the Sloan Consortium, has introduced a new version of its Quality Scorecard for Online Programs that examines nine broad areas, including institutional, faculty, student and technology support, teaching and learning, course development and structure, social and student engagement and evaluation and assessment.

Missouri College Overhauls Identity Management System

Fischer International Identity helped Jefferson College roll out a new identity management system in five weeks.

10 Universities Take NSF Awards To Tackle Secure Semiconductor Research

A joint partnership between the National Science Foundation and Semiconductor Research Corp. is funding nine research initiatives at 10 universities to develop new strategies for ensuring the security of semiconductors and other systems.

Boston U NSF Grant Will Turn Boston into Smart City

Boston University is receiving $800,000 from the National Science Foundation to research, prototype, and evaluate new kinds of "smart city" services for the city of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.