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Higher Education

Stories that feature technology-related projects, initiatives or curriculums in higher education in the United States.

In a virtual panel discussion Friday, several professors shared their experiences with having students use generative AI for writing assignments and recommended that students be allowed to learn by trial and error.
A public community college in New York will use money from the Economic Development Administration to build a new Applied Technology Education Center and develop classes in automotive technology.
Montgomery County Community College received an award from Cisco Networking Academy, a global IT education program, for an associate degree program in information technology.
Officials say the new corporate-sponsored lab will serve as a focal point for construction technology research and education, training students on Trimble’s geospatial, construction and software tools.
An educational consultant describes several specific examples, such as having students analyze and improve chatbot-generated essays, coach the chatbot to do better, and test what AI can and can’t do.
Responding to a fatal shooting on campus last month, officials at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are exploring technological solutions to monitor campus and make it more secure.
The University of Maine at Augusta is working with the Maine Department of Labor on a cybersecurity and IT registered apprenticeship program to recruit, train or upskill employees for those fields.
As more universities make use of the anonymous social networking app Fizz to keep students connected, some officials have questions about cyber bullying, misinformation and other malicious online behaviors.
As general artificial intelligence threatens to upend years of advice telling students that coding was the essential skill of the future, new skills might come to the fore, such as the ability to think conceptually.
Soelect, a startup that makes components for EV batteries, is working with area community colleges to host courses in quality control, battery testing and battery manufacturing at its facility in Greensboro.