Higher-Education Technology News

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


Report: Students Expect Future Universities To Be Flexible, Accessible, Career-Oriented

Students expect universities to be more accessible, flexible and focused on jobs, according to a new survey commissioned by Laureate International Universities and compiled by Zogby Analytics.

Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to Train K-12 Teachers for Online Instruction

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (TAMUCC) will now train educators in designing and teaching courses for the Texas Virtual School Network (TxVSN).

Report: 75 Percent of Mobile Breaches Result of App Misconfigurations by 2017

Three-quarters security breaches originating on mobile devices will be the result of application misconfigurations by 2017, according to a new forecast by market research firm Gartner.

North Central U Deploys CRM for Student Recruitment

North Central University, a private, undergraduate college in Minneapolis, is implementing a cloud-based constituent relationship management solution to improve internal and external communications.



Upstate NY Colleges Offer Tax-Free Zones

Upstate New York is experimenting with a program to encourage economic growth by eliminating all taxes for companies that team up with a state college or university, and Cornell University has its first customer.

University of California Develops New Tool for Data Management Planning

A new tool developed by the University of California and several partner organizations helps researchers create data management plans and comply with federal requirements tied to research funding.

1 in 10 Students Enrolled Exclusively in Online Courses

A little more than 12 percent of all post-secondary students are enrolled exclusively in online courses or online degree programs. According to the latest figures released by the National Center for Education Statistics, another 13 percent are taking at least some courses online.

Rice Takes Project-Based Learning to Lower Level STEM Classes

Rice University is using a new $1.9 million grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute to apply inquiry-based strategies to introductory science courses to encourage freshman undergraduates pursuing STEM-related majors.

University of Florida Manages 3,000 Web Sites With TerminalFour CMS

The University of Florida is unifying its 3,000 Web sites with a digital engagement and web content management platform from TerminalFour.

UT Austin Expands Freshman STEM Research Program With $2.4M Grant

Thanks to a $2.4 million grant, the University of Texas at Austin is growing its Freshman Research Initiative program, which seeks to lure students into science-related fields by providing research opportunities for freshmen.