News Update
Breaking Stories in Higher Ed


  • Desktop PCs To See Further Decline in 2012

    Shipments of traditional computers will fare worse in 2012 than previously expected, according to a newly revised forecast issued by market research firm IDC. A "challenging" back to school season in the United States is just one of the factors that will drive an overall decline in both desktop and portable systems domestically for the second year running.

  • New Global University To Be Both Free and For-Profit

    A former digital media czar and small town mayor are working together to launch a new fully online university that will be free for students. The two founders, CEO Curtis Pickering and President Scott Hines, said they expect to open World Education University at the end of October or beginning of November 2012.

  • California State University Prepares To Launch Online Program

    The second-largest university system in the United States, California State University, is launching a new, fully online program called Cal State Online, which will offer a selection of undergraduate degree completion and professional master's degree programs.

  • Virtual Classroom Service Now Available for Free

    The online teaching and learning platform WizIQ is offering a free one-year membership for K-12 and higher education teachers and their students at qualifying institutions.


Professional Resources

  • A Guide to Smarter Data Protection
    Sponsored by: GovConnection
    The availability and integrity of information, or lack thereof, can directly impact revenues and profits. Those responsible for the backup and recovery of student data are responsible for three key objectives: recovery, efficiency, and agility/adaptability.

  • Top 5 Learning Mgmt. System Must Haves
    Sponsored by: McGraw Hill
    Many institutions are turning to learning management systems (LMS) to provide a more enriched learning and instructional environment for their students and faculty, but are doing so without a true guideline on how to pick the right LMS or what benefits can come from making that decision.