Mobile Computing Articles

Welcome to Campus Technology's article listing page for mobile computing in higher education institutions.


Canvas Adds Free Android App

Instructure has released Canvas for Android, a free app that allows students and faculty to access the company's learning management system from Android mobile devices.

Blackboard Goes Native with Student Debit Cards and Mass Notification Settings

Blackboard has developed two native mobile apps, one that allows users to access functions for managing their campus debit card accounts, and the other to manage their campus mass notification subscriptions.

Studying Data to Spur Better Campus Apps

George Washington University developed--and continues to fine-tune--its mobile app by listening to the data.

4 Tips for Mobile Success On Campus

Here are four ways to make sure your college is ready to host the many different mobile devices that are making their way onto campus.

Tablets Seeing Stronger Adoption Than Expected

Driven by stronger-than-expected Android tablet sales and new developments from Apple, adoption of tablets worldwide is growing faster than previously predicted.

Android Set To Increase Dominance of Smart Phone Market

Google's Android operating system is cruising toward total dominance of the smart phone market globally. According to new research, Android will power 68.3 percent of all smart phones shipped in 2012--up nearly 20 points from 2011--while Apple's iOS remains at a healthy but unmoving 18.8 percent market share. On the horizon, both Android and iOS will be challenged by Microsoft Windows-based handsets.



Smart Devices Continue Surge, Hit New Record

More smart connected devices--desktops, laptops, tablets, and smart phones--shipped in the latest quarter than in any other quarter in history, topping 303.6 million units, growing 27.1 percent from the same period last year, according to a new analysis and forecast released by market research firm IDC. The strongest gains were seen by the three leading manufacturers: Samsung, Apple, and Lenovo.

Mobile Apps That Make IT's Life Easier

Six IT professionals share their favorite tools for tackling both tech and everyday tasks.

Surface Tablet with Windows 8 Pro Arriving in January

Microsoft has revealed details about its forthcoming Surface tablet device running Windows 8 Pro.

Strong Acids and Shakespeare Sonnets: Making Mobile Apps for Liberal Arts

Unimpressed by the digital textbooks their students are using more and more, these two profs have set out to augment learning with small but potent mobile apps.