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.
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.
Users of the open-source learning management system Moodle will now be able to access course information and other features from their mobile devices.
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.
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.
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.
South Korean health training facility Daegu Health College has implemented a mobile application platform designed to meet the growing mobile demands of its students.
Arkansas State University is in the second semester of its iPad Initiative, which provides iPads for experimentation in a number of courses and university departments.
Texas Instruments has released two new apps for iPad that bring the functionality of its TI-Nspire graphing calculators to iOS.
The Android operating system saw triple-digit growth in the number of mobile phones shipped in the last year, while iOS--which runs on Apple's iPhone--also experienced significant increases in shipments. Nearly half a billion Android smart phones shipped in 2012, as iOS devices hit about 136 million.