Mobile Computing Articles

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Next XPrize Pursues Literacy for Students Worldwide

A new XPrize will award one team $10 million to develop the most effective software and content for helping children around the world teach themselves how to read, write and do arithmetic.

Prof Uses Google Glass To Deliver Feedback on Student Assignments

Prof Uses Google Glass To Deliver Feedback on Student Assignments

A finance professor has found Google Glass to be an effective way to improve feedback to students.

UCSB Security Researchers To Help Too-Trusting Smartphone App Users

Little is known about the "trust relationships" that exist among users, the smartphone platform and the surrounding ecosystem, including smartphone apps and the app markets. But a research team at the University of California Santa Barbara has received a $1.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to research the topic.

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Mobile "Edutainment" Means Serious Learning at Georgia Regents University

For GRU, developing mobile technology that both entertains and instructs is not just a theoretical goal — it's a whole new approach to education.

Report: 4 in 10 Wristworn Devices Will Be Smartwatches by 2016

Four out of 10 devices worn on the wrist will be smartwatches by 2016, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner. That prediction follows a swell in the smartwatches available to consumers as the number of companies offering the devices has increased from just two a year ago to seven with a device either currently on the market or about to ship.

Syracuse U Uses Gamification To Encourage Student Development

The Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University has launched a new program this fall, called the Goodman Impress program, that lets students earn points for taking part in career-building extracurricular activities.



University of Georgia Rolls Out New App

The app at the Athens, GA campus will do everything from letting students pay university bills to telling them where available parking spaces are and what’s for lunch at the cafeteria.

Gartner: Mobile Apps Open to Security Exploitation

Between device loss or theft, idle malware introduced via smartphone update requests, rogue hotspots and poorly-coded apps, IT leaders in education need to start girding themselves for an onslaught of security threats related to the mobile devices carried by students and staff. According to Gartner, over the next year and through the end of 2015, more than three-quarters of mobile apps will fail "basic security tests."

Report: Students Believe Tablets Will Transform the Future of Higher Ed

The vast majority of undergraduate and graduate students believe tablets will transform the future of higher education, but most still rely on laptops and smartphones for school work, according to a new study conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Pearson.

Howard U To Test 'Social Safety' App

Washington, D.C.'s Howard University will be beta testing a new mobile app still in development that's intended to provide "social safety," on college campuses.