Mobile Computing


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.

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.

Spectrum Intros Mobile Device Cart/Lectern Combo

Spectrum Industries has introduced a two-in-one Flex Lectern that combines an instructor workstation with a mobile device cart.

Blackboard Introduces Moodlerooms 3.0

Blackboard has unveiled Moodlerooms 3.0, with enhancements designed to improve teaching and learning experiences for teachers, students and administrators.

Low but Steady Engagement in Online Courses Better Than Diminishing Engagement

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.

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