Higher-Education Technology News

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


Community College Taps Open Source Software for Student Success

Stanly Community College is using Student Success Plan (SSP), open source case management software from Unicon, to better engage at-risk students and promote student success.

Report: Worldwide Software Sales Top $407 Billion in 2013

Software shipments worldwide rose 4.8 percent year over year to hit $407.3 billion in 2013, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner. Riding a 6 percent growth rate, Microsoft continues to dominate the sector with sales of $65.7 billion, more than twice second-place company Oracle, which raked in just under $30 billion in the last year.

Digitalis Debuts Portable Planetarium

Digitalis Education Solutions has launched what it's claiming is the smallest portable planetarium currently available, the Digitarium Iota.

Report: Corporate-Sponsored Research Just as Accessible as Government Research

A new study has found that industry-sponsored research is no more likely than federally sponsored research to be bound by exclusive licensing and that it tends to produce more patents and licenses.



Rapid Insight Launches Analytics for Community Colleges

Rapid Insight, a provider of predictive analytics and data intelligence software, today launched QuickStart, an analytics solution for community colleges.

Syracuse Amps Up Research Computing With Network Upgrade

Syracuse University is amping up its resources for compute-intensive academic research with upgrades to its OrangeGrid and Academic Virtual Hosting Environment (AVHE).

Paul Smith's College To Develop Competency-Based Ed with Breakthrough Models Incubator

Paul Smith's College will launch a program to develop competency-based education ideas as part of the Next Generation Learning Challenges.

U Wyoming Launches Project To Improve Assistive Technology Use at Wyoming Schools

The University of Wyoming Wyoming Institute for Disabilities has launched a pilot program designed to help improve access to assistive technologies in Wyoming schools.

MindEdge and Cognii Taking an Adaptive Approach to Essay Assessment

MindEdge and Cognii Taking an Adaptive Approach to Essay Assessment

Online training and courseware provider MindEdge is partnering with Cognii, which specializes in assessment technology for essay-type answers, to use adaptive technology with multi-concept assessment.

Northwestern, U Toronto Tapping Evolv Data to Understand Workplace Trends

Both Northwestern University and the University of Toronto will be doing research using data from a company that produces a workforce performance application.