Mobile Computing Articles

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The New Varsity Letters: BYOD = NAC + MDM

To protect sensitive data in the BYOD era, schools must take a more closed, corporate approach, blending network access control and mobile device management.

SiteMinis Opens 'Mobile in the Classroom' Initiative to Institutions Worldwide

The "Mobile in the Classroom" initiative launched last year by mobile Web platform and services provider SiteMinis will grow as it enters its third semester, with the company opening potential partnerships for classroom utilization of its CliqLaunch mobile Web site platform to universities worldwide.

Strategic Mobilization: A Model for the Future

Recognizing mobile technology's ubiquity and reach into students' lives, its rapid technical evolution, and its unique transformative potential for education, the Tennessee Board of Regents has included mobilization as an important part of its strategic plan. As Associate Vice Chancellor for Mobilization and Emerging Technology, Robbie Melton oversees mobilization strategies and initiatives for TBR. Here, Melton shares how she works to build and extend TBR's model for strategic mobilization.

New IPEVO Device Lets Document Cameras Stream Directly to iPad

Classroom technology manufacturer IPEVO has released the WS-01 Wireless Station, a device that allows teachers to stream video and images from various IPEVO document cameras directly to the iPad.

Smart Connected Devices Hit Record Levels Even as PCs Decline

In the last year, both desktop and portable PCs experienced declines in both mature and emerging markets worldwide. Meanwhile, smart phones and tablets carried the "smart connected device" category to new highs, topping 1 billion units worldwide.

MIT Media lab To Help Design Contest Winners Develop Mobile Apps

Ten teams of middle and high school students have won a national mobile app design competition and will now work to refine their creations with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab.



Native App Provides Complete Moodle Accessibility to Mobile Learning Devices

Users of the open-source learning management system Moodle will now be able to access course information and other features from their mobile devices.

Campus Apps With a Personal Touch

While most colleges now have a mobile presence, cutting-edge schools are creating personalized apps and mobile-optimized websites that delivered customized info to user groups.

University of York

Welcoming BYOD on Campus

The Support Office manager at the University of York discusses the importance of fostering a culture that embraces mobile devices, while also setting realistic expectations.

Blackboard Mobile Central Adds Transit Info Partner to Platform

Transit information available on the Blackboard Mobile Central application has been enhanced through a partnership with TransLoc, a company that specializes in providing real-time information for transportation systems.