Higher-Education Technology News

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


Space Junk Gets Academic Focus at U Maryland

The study of space garbage has found an academic home. The University of Maryland says it has established the Center for Orbital Debris Education and Research to act as a hub for academic, industry and government research collaboration on the topic of space debris.

Carnegie Mellon: Put Lawyers To Work Automating Privacy Compliance in Big Data Systems

Turning lawyers into programmers may not seem like the most obvious way to ensure that big data systems comply with an organization's privacy policies. But that's one of the outcomes figured out by a team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon and Microsoft Research in a recent project.

Florida Virtual Campus Launches State-Wide Online Course Catalog

The Florida Virtual Campus has launched the Distance Learning Course and Degree Program Catalog in an effort to improve student access and success.

Indiana U Extends Central Authentication Service

The Central Authentication Service at Indiana University now includes new identity and access management (IAM) features such as two-factor authentication, password policy management and federated identity.



U Tulsa Implements Campus-Wide Enterprise WLAN

The University of Tulsa has upgraded to an enterprise-class wireless local area network, which will provide ubiquitous wireless coverage across two campuses and other distributed buildings.

University of Utah Aims to Boost Research Efforts with Data Analytics System

The Pharmacotherapy Outcomes Research Center (PORC) at the University of Utah plans to use its new data analytics system to perform advanced data mining, queries and analyses.

Tablet Competition Heats Up: Samsung, Apple Vie for Top Spot

Apple and Samsung accounted for a full 71 percent of tablets shipped in the first quarter of 2014. Apple remained in the top spot for the quarter, though Android as a whole accounted for slightly more than half of all new tablets shipped through March, according to early results.

Georgetown U Goes Paperless To Streamline Applications

Georgetown University has gone public with its recent adoption of an online application system to replace its manual paper-based process.

Surface Pro 3 Gets 12-Inch Screen, Upgraded Processors

Microsoft has taken the wraps off its next-generation Windows-based tablet, the Surface Pro 3. The latest iteration will feature a much larger and higher-resolution screen plus the latest fourth-generation Intel Core processors.

Stanford Opens New Energy-Efficient Research Computing Center

Stanford University has opened the Stanford Research Computing Center to serve the computational needs of researchers through an energy-efficient shared facility.