THE Journal's Mobile Computing + Augmented & Virtual Reality Resources

Here you'll find articles covering 1-to-1 computing, BYOD, augmented and virtual reality and all things mobile! Topics range from strategies for managing devices to news and reviews about new hardware and software.


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.

Streamlined Online Admissions Platform Helps Ohio District Accelerate School Choice Program

Using SchoolMint, the mobile and online student enrollment and school choice platform, CMSD was able to serve a record number of families in the 2015-2016 school year.

Kensington Debuts Security Charging Cabinet

The AC12 Security Charging Cabinet offers capacity and recharging for up to 12 mobile devices, including laptops, tablets and Chromebooks 14 inches and smaller.

'The Times They Are A-Changin' – Dylan Got It Right!

David Thornburg, our guest blogger, looks back and looks forward – and sees Chromebook’s DNA in the history of computing and forecasts all sorts of provocative software that this "new" platform will engender.

Illinois District Tries Google Cardboard-Viewed Reality

An Illinois district is pondering the addition of virtual reality to its curriculum after testing out the use of Google Cardboard with elementary students.

Windows Holographic Coming to Various Devices for 'Mixed Reality'

Windows Holographic, a Microsoft platform that allows the combination of virtual reality, holographic computing and real-world elements, is coming to various devices in the coming months, according to Microsoft. The expansion of this “mixed reality” platform, accessible through Windows 10, was announced last week by Microsoft Vice President Terry Myerson.

Global Personal Computing in K-12 Market Expected to Slow in 2016

Unstable economic conditions internationally are putting the brakes on the global personal computing market in the K-12 sector, according to a recent report by London-based research firm Futuresource Consulting.

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