Contrary to what students might like to think, when they multi-task in class on non-academic activities, their test scores go down. And that's true for even the smartest students. Those are the initial results of a $439,000 study by a Michigan State University research project that was reported on in the September 2014 issue of Computers & Education.
To better reflect its mission of advancing the quality of online learning worldwide, the Sloan Consortium (Sloan-C) has changed its name to the Online Learning Consortium (OLC).
An academic department at the University of California Berkeley has shifted to a cloud solution in order to give students virtual access to statistical applications.
Worldwide device shipments, including mobile phones, PCs, tablets and unltramobiles, are on pace to increase 4.2 percent this year over last to reach 2.4 billion units, according to the latest forecast from market research firm Gartner.
Apple's latest iTunes U release adds new tools for building and experiencing educational content on an iPad.
A Washington, D.C. organization is suing three universities and one college to challenge what it considers "unconstitutional speech codes in academia." That includes attempts by one school to censor a faculty blog critical of the administration and trustees.
PolyVision this week launched a new surface that's designed both for projection and for writing.
New updates to Credo’s research tool, Online Reference Service, are making it easier for smartphone and tablet users to search for materials. Accessibility features and language support is also being added.
AirWatch by VMware is rolling out new functionality for its AirWatch Teacher Tools classroom management suite.
Gale has added 10 new resources, comprising millions of pages, to its digital collections program for academic libraries.