Higher-Education Technology News

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


UC Irvine Extension Tries Project-Based Learning in Certificate Program

A new online leadership certificate program at University of California Irvine's Extension will use direct assessment rather than classroom hours to measure student success.

Using Technology To Transform Institutions as They Transform the Lives of Students

Technology executives have a key role to play in the future of higher education by helping colleagues use data to craft a story about the value of postsecondary education, according to Freeman Hrabowski III, president of the University of Maryland Baltimore County.

The Promise of 'Small Data' on Campus

At the CT 2014 conference this week in Boston, one former CIO told attendees that education is not "about gathering terabytes of data and asking it to tell me the patterns." Instead, he argued for the potential of "small data" to create a personalized learning experiences that cut down on student frustration and confusion.

Albion College App Teaches Chemistry Bonding

A professor of chemistry at Albion College in Michigan has developed a new iOS app to help her students learn about chemical bonding.



New App Reverses 'Summer Melt' To Help Students Make it to College

College Bound, a St. Louis non-profit that helps high schoolers with "under-resourced" backgrounds get into college and earn a degree, is piloting a new mobile app that nudges students at key stages to persist in their college efforts.

North Orange County CC 'Regroups' Emergency Messaging

A multi-campus community college in Anaheim, CA has migrated to a new mass communication system to ensure that emergency messages get out in a timely way and through multiple channels efficiently.

Virginia's Ferrum College Moves to New Learning Platform

Ferrum College has adopted D2L's integrated learning platform, Brightspace, to replace its legacy learning management system.

Report: Smaller Vendors Make Inroads as Tablet Market Grows

The global tablet market grew 11 percent in the second quarter of 2014 as compared to the same period last year, according to a new report from market research firm International Data Corporation.

Chalk & Wire Optimizes Assessment Platform for Mobile Devices

Chalk & Wire has updated its assessment platform for higher education to work better on mobile devices.

California Southern U To Accept Third-Party Online Credits

California Southern University, a private institution that offers online degree programs, will be accepting transfer credits from a private company that provides online classes.