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.

Activity Assist Manages School Field Trips, Events Online

The online platform creates a digital command center that makes it easy for administrators and teachers to coordinate activities, and for parents to grant permission and pay fees.

What We Learned from Seymour Papert

Seymour Papert passed away on July 31. He was 88. We share with you, in this week’s blog, what we learned from him: why children should learn to program.

HTC Vive Unveils New Catalog of VR Content

The Viveport platform expands HTC Vive’s application inventory and will include virtual reality content related to education.

Omaha Public Schools to Open Nebraska's First Virtual School This Month

Omaha Public Schools are gearing up to open Nebraska’s first virtual school for K–8 students this month.

Majority of Back-to-School Shoppers Plan to Buy Tech

Fifty-nine percent of Americans who have completed or plan to do back-to-school shopping this year expect to buy tech products or tech accessories — an increase of 12 percent over last year, according to research released today from the Consumer Technology Association.

Survey Finds 81 Percent of K–12 Teachers Shopping Online for Class

Back-to-school shopping is in full swing, and 81 percent of K–12 teachers say they now shop online for classroom items, according to a new survey released by SheerID, a verification company, and Agile Education Marketing.

App Assists Teachers With Integrating Digital Content Into Lessons

With the TES Teach with Blendspace mobile app, teachers can easily create engaging, interactive lessons from their iPads.

Worldwide Tablet Shipments Drop More Than 12 Percent in Second Quarter

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.

Learning Management System Market Expected to Grow $10.5 Billion in Next 5 Years

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.

Learner-Centered Design: Powering the Coming Golden Age of Educational Software

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.

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