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Mobile Computing


Alief ISD Adds Mobile App To Augment Student Information System

Alief Independent School District will provide mobile access to parents and faculty across the southwest Houston, TX school district.

Smart Phones To Surpass 1 Billion Units This Year

One out of every seven human beings in the world will get a new smart phone this year. According to a new forecast from market research firm IDC, more than 1 billion new smart phones will make their way into consumers' hands in 2013, the first time it will reach that mark in a single year.

Los Angeles iPad Program Leaves Keyboards off the Table

In its rush to get iPads into the hands of its 650,000 students, Los Angeles Unified School District left out one thing: external keyboards.

Bill Gates Said a Stupid Thing About Learning

Bill Gates commented that "constructionism," a theory of how people learn, is "bull***t." While he may well be the richest man in the world, that was a stupid thing to say — and it is a dangerous thing to say. Read on to find out why it was stupid and is dangerous.

Bringing Student Assessments to the iPad

Kansas school district develops a multifaceted, proprietary database platform to help teachers more efficiently administer and review student assessments.

Microsoft Looks To Scale Up Mobile with $7.18 Billion Nokia Buyout

Microsoft will acquire Nokia's devices and services business for $7.18 billion in cash.

Outlook for Tablets Lowered Even as Education Segment Helps Propel Growth

Tablets are facing strong competition from an unexpected segment of the computing industry: smart phones. Just as tablets have chipped away at PCs in recent years, in coming years larger smart phones will cut into some of the growth previously forecast for the tablet market, according to a new report.

Parallels Access for iPad Treats Remote Windows and Mac Applications as Native iPad Apps

Parallels has introduced Parallels Access for iPad, which lets users remotely access their Windows and Mac applications from an iPad and use them as if they were native iPad apps.

K-12 Consultancy Pushes 5 Steps for 1-to-1 Success

A company that consults in K-12 on how to integrate technology with curriculum has developed a five-stage process for preparing schools to tackle 1-to-1 programs.

Eurocom Offers Education Discount on High-End Mobile Workstations

Eurocom has kicked off a new education program offering discounts to students, teachers, and institutions on its workstation-class laptops and all-in-one systems.

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