Higher-Education Technology News

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


Social Media Tool Monitors for Possible Problems

A technology company in Halifax is testing software that analyzes social media commentary to identify potential risks worth alerting law enforcement and schools about.

MentorLinks Funds STEM Tech Development at 10 Community Colleges

Ten community colleges make up the latest cohort in MentorLinks, an initiative to help them improve, expand and build their technology programs

Adapt Courseware Expands Repository of Adaptive, Multimedia Content

Adapt Courseware, a provider of adaptive learning content and resources, has broadened its content repository with new interactive tools, video lectures, practice exercises and assessments in 10 academic disciplines.

Carnegie Mellon Builds New Computing Cluster for Education and Research

Carnegie Mellon University is building a new computing cluster, named Narwhal, which will be used for education and research related to large-scale computer systems.



AT&T Funds STEM Programs for High School Students at Lehigh U and Carnegie Mellon

In support of education focused on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines, AT&T has contributed $25,000 each to two Pennsylvania Governor's School programs at Lehigh University and Carnegie Mellon.

Desire2Learn Adds ShareStream Media Management

Desire2Learn has partnered with ShareStream to integrate the company's asynchronous video tools into its learning platform.

D2L Intros Revamped Platform 'Brightspace' with Adaptive Learning

Desire2Learn is using the stage of its annual user conference, Fusion 2014, to shorten its moniker and announce a new branding for its set of education applications.

Pearson Workforce Education Courses Using New Online Enrollment

Pearson is updating its switching to web-based enrollment management for its workforce education courses, a change expected to impact more than 200 colleges and universities and nearly four million learners.

UW-Madison Using MOOCs To Draw New Students

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is returning to Coursera for seconds next year when it undertakes delivery of six new massive open online courses on the MOOC platform during 2015-2016.

NYU School of Engineering Launches Summer STEM Programs

It's raining STEM in New York City this summer. Several programs are underway, involving a quarter of the New York University School of Engineering full-time faculty, 90 NYU student "fellows," dozens of K-12 teachers and hundreds of middle and high school students participating in camps, workshops, courses and research projects to immerse participants in science, technology, engineering and math activities.