Mobile Computing


Report: Changes Coming to the Way iPads Are Deployed in Schools

iPad deployments in education environments may soon be easier, according to a recent report in MacRumors.

Slowdown Expected in K-12 Mobile Device Growth for 2015

The market for mobile computing devices in K-12 worldwide has grown by 18 percent, according to new analysis by Futuresource Consulting.

Why Has Technology Failed To Substantially Improve Student Achievement?

Using the “productivity paradox” from the business world, we can understand why student achievement has not benefitted from technology use.

7 Best Test-Prep Apps for Students

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of the best apps to help students prepare for standardized tests.

Adaptivity Tops Gartner Ed Strategic Tech List

Even as education spending is expected to inch up two percent this year to reach $67.8 billion worldwide, the way in which school districts, colleges and universities are spending that money is evolving to reflect the growing digital nature of teaching and learning, according to Gartner. In a new report, "Top 10 Strategic Technologies Impacting Education in 2015," the business IT consulting firm ranked 10 innovations and tech trends that it believes the education CIO should plan for in 2015.

Learnosity Integrates MyScript for Handwritten Math Assessments

Learnosity has integrated handwriting recognition technology from MyScript, which recognizes more than 200 mathematical characters and symbols, to its new suite of assessment tools to allow students to write and solve equations with handwritten input.

FreshGrade Debuts Parent Engagement iPad App

FreshGrade has released a free new iPad app, also called FreshGrade, designed to help teachers efficiently capture, document and share student learning with parents in real time.

California Senator Introduces Bill to Protect Privacy of Mobile Device Users' GPS Data

Senate Bill 576, authored by Senator Mark Leno, requires vendors to give consumers a clear notice explaining how their location information will be used and shared when they install a new app. It also stipulates that app users give express consent before their geolocation data can be collected and shared.

Wearable Computer Market Will Grow 38 Percent in 2015

In a recent interview, Annette Zimmermann, research director at Gartner, shared her outlook for the wearable mobile device market in 2015 and beyond.

Gartner: Worldwide Market for Refurbished Smartphones to Be Worth $14 Billion by 2017

In North America and Western Europe, the market for refurbished phones is forecast to be worth around $3 billion in 2015, growing to $5 billion in 2017.

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