In an era when social media and mobile tools have become integral to campus life, the IT group at Purdue University (IN) is harnessing the technology to produce a growing suite of software, Purdue Studio Applications, all designed to enhance student learning.
Apple computers are making a big comeback on university campuses, driven by the surging popularity of the brand. For IT departments used to dealing with Windows-based PCs, this trend requires support staff to learn new skills and adopt new tools to support a growing range of platforms and devices.
Mobile devices and data-driven decision-making tip the scales in Gartner's midyear re-evaluation of top IT trends.
A device-management tool is helping Seton Hill University administer its mobile network via social media--using plain English.
Students' world of interaction, communication, and exploration is increasingly mobile and as that begins to pervade education, so the expectations of students are changing regarding their learning.
A professor at the University of Michigan has launched an iPad app that he originally developed to help large introductory college classes seem smaller and less intimidating.
Yale University has deployed a free iPhone app to provide students easy access to campus news and information.
iCampus is allowing a limited number of customers to get a sneak peak at its premium mobile platform package, dubbed iCampus Plus, which will be formally released in September.
Blackboard has updated its mobile app to accommodate test taking and to deliver alerts to students when changes happen to their courses without the learning management system app being opened.
Schools are finding ways to encourage mobile development on campus while maintaining centralized control of their brands.