Higher-Education Technology News

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


Texas Community College Network Selects eProcurement Service for Cooperative Purchasing

The Texas Association of Community Colleges (TACC) is contracting with a new e-procurement company for volume purchasing.

IT Veteran Viji Murali Named to UC-Davis CIO Post

Higher ed IT veteran Viji Murali is stepping into the role of chief information officer and vice provost of information and educational technology at the University of California, Davis.

IBM and China Make Large-Scale Commitment to Big Data Education

If there's any place where big data ought to rule, that's China, a country where everything is done on a large scale. To help educate students on how to work with the data generated by a population of 1.37 billion people, IBM has announced an ambitious big data program to integrate its software, research, curriculum and other education-related resources into scores of China's institutions by the end of this year.

Cengage Brings Speech Capture Software to MindTap

Cengage Learning has partnered with YouSeeU to integrate its speech capture software with MindTap in an effort to help students improve their presentation skills.



Pexip, Enabling Technlogies Partner on Unified Communications Integration

Technologies, a unified communications systems integrator, to integrate traditional videoconferencing systems with Microsoft Lync.

Report: 10 Security Functions Coming to the Forefront

Information security in the education segment is becoming more demanding, and as a result the tools and tactics necessary for securing schools is churning. A recent presentation at Gartner's Security & Risk Management Summit laid out 10 "top" technologies and approaches security professionals should consider adding to their security portfolios.

NASA Undergrad Program Launches Student Projects Into Space

Through a new NASA-sponsored initiative, ten teams of undergrads will get the chance to perform scientific experiments on board suborbital platforms like rockets, Zero-G aircraft, and weather balloons.

Research: The Proof is In! Multi-Tasking in Class Reduces Test Scores

Contrary to what students might like to think, when they multi-task in class on non-academic activities, their test scores go down. And that's true for even the smartest students. Those are the initial results of a $439,000 study by a Michigan State University research project that was reported on in the September 2014 issue of Computers & Education.

Sloan Consortium Renames Itself the Online Learning Consortium

To better reflect its mission of advancing the quality of online learning worldwide, the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) has changed its name to the Online Learning Consortium (OLC).

Report: Open Access to Journal Articles Gaining Acceptance from Researchers

Journal authors report increasingly positive attitudes toward open access journals, according to a new report.