Smartphone shipments reached a single-quarter high in the second quarter of 2014 with 295.3 million shipments, an increase of 23.1 percent over the same period in 2013.
OpenStax, which provides free, peer-reviewed undergraduate textbooks and supporting materials for colleges and universities, has set its sights on K-12 education for the first time.
Verizon kicked off its third annual Innovative App Challenge on Monday. The program challenges teams of middle and high school students to conceptualize and create mobile apps that solve problems in their schools and communities.
Odysseyware has converted its 60 most popular online courses to HTML5 to make them accessible via any mobile device.
Cincinnati area teachers are getting a heavy dose of STEM to pump up their math and science teaching methods in a multi-year program run by a cross-disciplinary team at the University of Cincinnati.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The Internet management tool was developed by a group of concerned parents who are also experienced technologists with a combined 40 years of experience designing end-to-end network security systems for large public- and private-sector organizations.
- By Christopher Piehler
The iPad came out of the Apple chute in 2010 like gangbusters, setting all kinds of sales records. Schools picked up on the iPad too. But the tablet is a fad, we argue; it will pass away in short order (two to three years) because it is neither a mobile device nor a work device – and folks (and schools, we should hope) want those two types of devices!
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
Extron Electronics has released the SMP 351, an H.264 streaming media processor for lecture capture and distribution.
Xyleme, a company that lets educators create and distribute digital lessons, is adding a new custom branded digital textbook app for iPad and Android.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Sibling's Blended Schools Network has joined the Blackboard Partnerships program to make all of its courses, lessons and units available through Blackboard's teaching and learning environment.