Nearly 25 million tablets were sold in the second quarter of 2012 (up from 18.7 million in Q2 2011), with Apple accounting for more than two-thirds of those shipments, according to preliminary data from market research firm IDC. Meanwhile, in the same quarter, worldwide smart phone shipments saw a similar dramatic increase--to 152 million units from 108 million--with Samsung by far the dominant player.
Latino students in grades K through 2 are the focus of a program that will use iPads and other technology and a specialized curriculum to improve reading skills for more than 400 students in 15 markets through the efforts of the League of United Latin American Citizens and corporate sponsorship.
- By Mike Hohenbrink
Apple revealed that it sold more than twice as many iPads as Macs to educational institutions in the United States in its latest quarter while also experiencing record sales of Macs during the period.
K-12 teachers and administrators pinpoint five different areas that schools should be aware of when rolling out iPad initiatives.
- By Bridget McCrea
Desire2Learn has released updates to three of its mobile solutions: Desire2Learn Campus Life, Capture, and Assignment Grader. The updates were announced the this week at FUSION 2012, the company's ninth annual users' conference.
A start-up formed by two long-time cyber-security industry executives has gone into beta with two new products, including a new security tool that prevents mobile data loss.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Kentucky's Woodford County School District has adopted a new mobile identity and access management system in an effort to support its 1-to-1 iPad initiative.
Moodle HQ is ending development of native My Moodle mobile apps for iOS and Android.
This fall, faculty and students will no longer need access to a Blackboard institutional license to use Blackboard mobile applications--as long as they're willing to shell out $5.99 for the software or pay an annual subscription fee of $1.99.
Ingram's electronic textbook platform, VitalSource Bookshelf , is making its way to Blackboard Learn and Blackboard Mobile Learn.