Higher-Education Technology News

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


Educause and UCF Launching Blended Learning MOOC

Educause is teaming up with the University of Central Florida to offer a free massive open online course on Instructure's Canvas Network.

Scenario Learning Updates Safety and Compliance Portfolio

Scenario Learning is expanding its higher education product line with two new online safety and compliance solutions.

Penn State Names Academic Leader for Online Programs

Pennsylvania State University has named Renata Engel associate vice provost for online programs.

Crowdfunding Site Raising Capital for ASU Student Projects

Among the initiatives that have received funding through PitchFunder is one intended to bring clean water to Bangladesh, another to teach empathy and still another to help send design students on a working spring break.



U Cincinnati Builds 'Canopy' with Upgraded Blackboard

The university is looking to gain increased reliability, improved tools for online interaction and more collaboration capabilities with the new system, which it has dubbed "Canopy."

Casio Intros 3,100-Lumen Ultra Short Throw Projector for Education

Casio's new ultra short throw projector features WXGA resolution and lampfree design.

distance education versus lecture: graph sowing poll results before and after the debate

Is It Time To Dismantle the Lecture Hall?

In this debate, the question might not be so much about whether online education is effective, but whether it could be any worse than the existing model.

Educause President and CEO Diana Oblinger to Retire

After a decade of service to the higher education technology association, Educause President and CEO Diana Oblinger has announced she will retire in March of next year.

U Central Florida Scaling Up with Nanotechnology Master's

"Our goal is certainly to be preeminent. You add the entrepreneurship component and the other training, and the students coming out of this will be well poised" to enter impending the trillion-dollar nanotechnology market, said Ross Hinkle, vice provost and dean of administration for the university's College of Graduate Studies.

Carnegie Mellon Installs Free Tesla Charger for Public Use

A high-power wall connector for Tesla electric cars has been installed for public use at Carnegie Mellon University's Electric Garage facility, a former gas station that houses electric vehicle research.