Mobile Computing


Absolute Software Adds iOS Theft Management Service

A security technology company has implemented a new theft management service that may interest schools running iPad programs.

Apple Under Pressure in Tablet Market as Samsung, Microsoft, ASUS Head Upward

Even as Apple's iPad shipments surge worldwide, its dominance of the tablet market is less secure than it once was. In the first quarter of 2013, its market share dipped just below 40 percent, as Samsung, ASUS, and Microsoft moved upward.

HTML5 Moodle Mobile App Comes to Android, iOS

Moodle HQ has released an all-new HTML5-based mobile app for both Android and iOS.

Are American Schools Going Backward? Can We Learn from Singapore?

A program in Singapore is bringing smartphones into the classroom as part of an effort to transform instruction to an inquiry-based model. The results? Let's just say the United States needs to take note.

Report: Students Use Smart Phones and Tablets for School, Want More

Most elementary and secondary students are using mobile devices in their studies, either in the classroom or at home. And, according to a new study, the majority would like to be able to use them more in class.

TabPilot 2.0 Expands Controls for Android Tablet Management

Tablet Learning Systems has upgraded its Android tablet management system, a Web-based interface that allows teachers to lock down, manage, install apps remotely, and configure Web links for individuals and groups of student tablet users in the classroom.

Report: Parents See Benefit of Mobile Tech, Want Schools To Take Better Advantage

A new survey from the Learning First Alliance and Grunwald Associates suggests that parents of young children, girls, and students who are required to use portable or mobile devices in school are more likely to see the educational potential of such devices.

JAMF Launches iPad Classroom Management Tool

JAMF Software has released a management tool for the iPad that puts teachers in control of the material students see on their mobile devices in the classroom.

Using Data to Drive Educational Change: The Bad, The Good, and The You-Decide

Student performance data is playing an increasingly important role in America’s classrooms. From scientifically based research to survey data to clickstream learning analytics, the volume of data is most definitely increasing. The question, of course, is this: for the better?

Facing Down Network Issues in a Massively Mobile District

With nearly 8,400 school-owned and bring-your-own devices (BYOD) running at any given time, the IT team at Eanes Independent School District knows a thing or two about the value of high uptime. In fact, this Austin, TX-based district has spent the last three years tweaking its WiFi setup to the point where it currently boasts 99 percent uptime and widespread access across nine schools.

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