Blackboard has updated its emergency alert system for K-12 schools. The latest release of the system, Blackboard Connect, expands accessibility features and also adds automated weather alerts.
Cisco Systems is the latest vendor to enter the tablet device market and, like other players, the company is looking at its entry as an alternative to traditional Windows-based PCs.
- By Jeffrey Schwartz
Microsoft showed off Communications Server "14" last week at Tech-Ed in New Orleans.
Videoconferencing is helping schools cut travel costs and save on professional development. In fact, one regional organization reported it's saving more than $100,000 on annual professional development costs alone thanks to Internet-based teleconferencing.
- By Scott Aronowitz
Collaborative technologies like video and telepresence aren't just changing they way people work, learn, and communicate. They're also having an enormous impact on networks and will, in the near future, force radical changes in architecture, according to Cisco's Marthin de Beer, who delivered the opening keynote address at the InfoComm 2010 conference Tuesday in Las Vegas.
Memphis City Schools (MCS) in Tennessee has completed two major upgrades to its technology infrastructure, both aimed at improving overall efficiency and subsequent cost savings and creating enhanced educational opportunities offered by advancing technology.
- By Scott Aronowitz
Google's latest update of its mobile operating system offers two features the iPhone doesn't -- tethering and Flash support.
A company that sells enhanced 911 (E911) applications has developed a smartphone app for campuses that transmits location details from the mobile phone during the call.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The Iowa Communications Network, established in the 1990s, is providing hundreds of classrooms in the state with two-way and one-way video communications, affording public and private schools the opportunity to expand learning opportunities for students.
- By Denise Harrison
An infusion of nearly $2 million has been awarded to Abilene Christian University to help it expand its mobile learning programs, including a K-12 teacher professional development initiative focused on the use of mobile technologies in teaching.