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.


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.

Waterford Graded School District Expands Chromebook Initiative

Waterford Graded School District in Wisconsin is updating its 1-to-1 Chromebook initiative for students in grades 3-8.

Free Webinar for K–12 Educators and Administrators to Cover Best Tech Practices

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.

Lifeliqe, HTC Vive Partner on VR for Education

A company that sells an app allowing students to explore biological creatures, botanical compositions, machinery, environments and other entities has signed on with a virtual reality company to make those same interactive models available to its users.

Ohio's Largest Charter School Loses Attempt to Block Attendance Audit

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.

Modo Labs Introduces New Messaging Platform

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.

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