Higher-Education Technology News

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


LearnLaunch Accepting Applications for Third Round of Funding for Ed Tech Startups

LearnLaunch Accelerator, a Boston-based ed tech startup program, is accepting applications for its 2015 cohort.

Vendor Collaboration Enhances Utah State University Library Discovery Process

A partnership between EBSCO Discovery Service and Innovative is expected to enhance the access students and faculty at Utah State have to research resources.

Academic Partnerships Opens Latest Round of Online Learning and Teaching Grants

Educators in institutions that work with Academic Partnerships programs have about two weeks to apply for grants related to online learning research. The company expects to issue about $50,000 in grants up to $3,000 for individual proposals and up to $5,000 for collaborative research.



Survey: Admissions Officers and High School Students Differ in Support for 2016 SAT Changes

Kaplan Test Prep, a major provider of test preparation products for the SAT exam and others, recently asked college admissions officers and high school students what they thought of the upcoming changes to the test. The company found that admissions officers were generally more supportive of the modifications than the students, and the difference of opinion surfaced in several areas.

Syracuse U Uses Gamification To Encourage Student Development

The Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University has launched a new program this fall, called the Goodman Impress program, that lets students earn points for taking part in career-building extracurricular activities.

Online Learning Consortium Selects Award Recipients

The association committed to excellence in online learning will present awards at its international conference in Orlando.

New Chrome Plugin Allows for 1-Click Screencasting

MediaCore’s screencasting software Capture is coming to Chrome via a free browser plugin that records a user’s activity using the same technology as Google Hangouts.

University of Georgia Rolls Out New App

The app at the Athens, GA campus will do everything from letting students pay university bills to telling them where available parking spaces are and what’s for lunch at the cafeteria.

Gartner: Mobile Apps Open to Security Exploitation

Between device loss or theft, idle malware introduced via smartphone update requests, rogue hotspots and poorly-coded apps, IT leaders in education need to start girding themselves for an onslaught of security threats related to the mobile devices carried by students and staff. According to Gartner, over the next year and through the end of 2015, more than three-quarters of mobile apps will fail "basic security tests."