Worldwide tablet shipments, including detachables and slates, reached 38.7 million in the second quarter of 2016, according to preliminary data from the International Data Corporation’s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker. That’s 12.3 percent less when compared to Q2 2015, as vendors begin to refocus their product lines and consumers hold off on purchases.
The learning management system market is expected to grow from $5.22 billion in 2016 to $15.72 billion by 2021, according to a new report by MarketsandMarkets, an India-based market research firm. That increase represents a compound annual growth rate of 24.7 percent.
Learners are not just short users. So, software designed from a User-Centered Design perspective is not always appropriate for those short users! This week’s blog, then, outlines a Learner-Centered Design approach to educational software development that should better meet the unique needs of learners.
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
Waterford Graded School District in Wisconsin is updating its 1-to-1 Chromebook initiative for students in grades 3-8.
The cloud-based learning platform itslearning will host a free tech webinar for K–12 educators and administrators at 1 p.m. EST (10 a.m. PST) Wednesday, July 27. The webinar, available on the itslearning website, will examine best practices in selecting and implementing learning technologies.
Ohio’s largest charter school and largest online K-12 school, the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow (ECOT), lost an attempt in court Monday to block a state audit of its attendance and state funding.
Mobile engagement company Modo Labs has released Modo Communicate, an extension to its mobile platform that can simultaneously deliver push notifications, in-app banner messages, text messages and e-mail from a central administration system.
Spectrum Industries has introduced a two-in-one Flex Lectern that combines an instructor workstation with a mobile device cart.
Blackboard has unveiled Moodlerooms 3.0, with enhancements designed to improve teaching and learning experiences for teachers, students and administrators.
Wisconsin high school students who engaged in online courses for two or more hours per week had better outcomes than students who engaged less than two hours per week, according to a study by REL Midwest and the Virtual Education Research Alliance.