Panama's National Secretariat for Science, Technology, and Innovation (SENACYT) has adopted a program to enable 100,000 children to access digital technologies at school.
High schoolers aged 16 to 17 are among the most technologically well equipped of any age group in the United States, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project.
Taking into account all end-user computing devices — traditional PCs, smart phones, and tablets — Google's Android is already by far the most dominant single operating system out there. In 2012, Android devices made up more than 22 percent off all device shipments worldwide. According to market research firm Gartner, its share will nearly double by the end of 2014.
The level of technology integration in schools has remained relatively static over the last year and is still significantly lower than the ideal, according to the Software and Information Industry Association's (SIIA) sixth-annual national survey measuring progress toward building a framework that embraces technology and e-learning in United States educational institutions.
Blackboard's mobile team has taken what's it learned about developing apps for education environments and created a tool that allows non-developers to slam together their own apps.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
In its third year of a 1-to-1 iPad program a California Catholic high school will be adding a new level of security and management with an enterprise-level mobile management service.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Special education teachers can now connect and share custom resources with classroom aids, therapists, and parents through private online communities.
Microsoft is cutting more than half the price off its Surface RT tablet for schools, colleges, and universities. Microsoft announced the temporary discount program at the ISTE 2013 conference taking place this week in San Antonio, TX, where the company is also giving away 10,000 of the tablets for free.
Students at 47 Los Angeles area schools will receive iPads when they return to school in September, and by the fall of 2014, every K-12 student and teacher in the district should have a device.
Tablets accounted for more than one-third of all client devices shipped to education institutions in the United States in the last calendar year. That volume represents a doubling of tablet purchases from the previous year, according to a new report. And the growth won't stop there.