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JoomlaLMS Mobile App Released

JoomlaLMS — a learning management system built around the open source Joomla CMS — is now available as an Android compatible mobile app. An iOS compatible version should be available within a week, the company said in a statement.

Worldwide Smartphone Sales to Grow at Slower Pace in 2016

Global smartphone sales will continue to grow, but not in the double digits anymore, according to market research firm Gartner. Smartphone sales are expected to grow 7 percent worldwide in 2016 and reach 1.5 billion units. That is significantly down from 14.4 percent growth in 2015, but it’s still substantial growth.

Brainly Acquires OpenStudy

Brainly, a multinational social learning network for students and educators, has acquired OpenStudy, a similar, Atlanta-based, peer-to-peer study help platform. The combined companies are anticipated to offer students advanced online learning tools, for both inside the classroom and out.

Augmented and Virtual Reality: Where Is the Educational Value?

K-12 schools are beginning to see the educational value of virtual and augmented reality and are investing in these technologies even though price points are still aimed at higher-end markets.

Michigan Virtual School Reaches out for International Students

A Michigan school district with six schools, including one that delivers paid classes online for credit completion, will be opening its doors to international students.

Boxlight to Debut Laser Projectors at ISTE 2016

Boxlight is unveiling its new line of P12 projectors at the ISTE 2016 Conference & Expo in Denver, June 26-29. Attendees will be able to see live demonstrations of the touch projectors by visiting the Boxlight booth, which is No. 3311.

InfoComm 2016 Officially the Largest on Record

A record 1,000 exhibitors, including 211 new exhibitors, occupied the north and central halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center last week for InfoComm 2016. The annual audiovisual trade show and conference took up 527,105 net square feet of exhibition and special events space — also a show record.

Worldwide PC Market Expected to Slump in 2016 and 2017

Worldwide PC shipments are expected to decline by 73 percent year over year in 2016, according to a recent forecast by the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) “Worldwide Quarterly PC Tracker.”

Curriculum Crafter Joins NWEA Content Provider Program

Curriculum Crafter, a cloud-based curriculum planning tool, has joined the Northwest Evaluation Association's Instructional Content Provider program, which was created to help teachers find learning resources aligned to student results from the Measures of Academic Progress assessment.

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