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.


New National Council on Digital Convergence Forms, Releases 'State of the Industry' Report

A new National Council on Digital Convergence has formed, and it includes a cross-section of K–12 administrators from urban, suburban and rural school districts from across the Midwest and East Coast. The 10-member council, sponsored by the Denver-based ed tech company Modern Teacher, is also planning to release a “State of the Industry Report on Digital Convergence” in the very near future.

Impact of Devices on Children's Sleep a Major Concern for Researchers

Increased access to and use of mobile digital devices at bedtime among children and teens is a “major public health concern,” according to a recently published meta-analysis by British researchers.

Ed Dept. Launches $680,000 Augmented and Virtual Reality Challenge

The United States Department of Education (ED) has formally kicked off a new competition designed to encourage the development of virtual and augmented reality concepts for education.

Pearson Pilots Mixed Reality Educational Resources

Pearson is developing and piloting mixed reality content for use in secondary and postsecondary schools.

Implementation Issues are Research Worthy, Too!

Consistent with our blog’s theme of "Reinventing Curricula," we feel that research itself needs reinvention! Straight cognitive research isn’t enough if our goal is to design "effective, scalable and sustainable [educational] policies and programs." In this week’s blog post, then, we explore a new R&D methodology — Design-Based Implementation Research.

Samueli Academy Virtualizes CAD Software for Student Chromebooks

Samueli Academy, a public charter high school in California, has implemented virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) technology to let students access computer-aided design software from their Chromebooks.

San Diego Unified Forges Ahead on Chromebook 1-to-1

San Diego Unified School District has gone public with its work related to running 1-to-1 programs for 47,000 of its 132,000 students.

MasteryConnect Adds Evidence Capture to Teacher App

MasteryConnect has added an evidence capture feature to the teacher app it released in July.

Moodle Mobile App Adds Offline Functionality

The mobile app that allows access to the open source learning platform has launched a new version, 3.1.3, that makes it easier to use in areas with little or no web access.

IBM Launches New Education App for iPad

IBM is launching its first education app for iPads. IBM Watson Element for Educators is designed to enable a new level of engagement for teachers by providing a more comprehensive view of each student, including data on interests, accomplishments, academic performance, attendance, behaviors and learning activities.

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