higher education news
As cyber workforce gap widens, one California college receives distinction
Now named a Center of Academic Excellence, Long Beach City College is helping fill a workforce gap that one educator called "almost laughable."
Five reasons schools need to address cybersecurity now
Commentary: Administrators should stop putting off IT security, and build a comprehensive plan today, says edWeb.net’s Stacey Pusey.
State coordinates first K-12/higher education Hour of Code
Hundreds of organizations celebrated the coding event this year, but North Dakota officials say they their state pulled off a unique feat.
Montana State's flexible research network is improving security and reducing costs
Administrators say a new intent-based network securely and efficiently meets needs across the entire campus.
Group of 650 schools partners with College Consortium for online course-sharing
Many small, independent colleges will now have access to a wider variety of courses at discounted prices.
How Clemson keeps cryptominers off its supercomputer
One of the most powerful computing clusters owned by an American university has attracted at least a few opportunistic students.
Augmented, virtual reality major opens at Shenandoah U. next fall
The new program is less about coding, organizers say, and more about "designing the human experience."
DeVos says FAFSA app did 'the impossible' for student financial aid
A new app for the Free Application For Student Aid is simplifying a process that has historically aggravated users, the education secretary said.
Columbia, IBM launch two blockchain accelerator programs
The programs, one for students and the other for companies with products already under development, each have 10 spots up for grabs.
Cryptocurrency mining continues on university campuses
University of Michigan CIO Ravi Pendse says the illegal activity can disrupt computer systems and amounts to theft of university resources.