An acquisition done by Desire2Learn in November 2010 is extending its reach. The learning management system vendor has announced a new mobile developer program to encourage programmers to expand the functionality of the company's mobile platform, Desire2Learn Campus Life.
Determined to make introductory college science courses more manageable for students, two professors at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC, are developing a digital textbook based on the free, open-source learning management system Moodle.
A year after implementing an extensive high-definition video system in its arena, Xavier University in Cincinnati, OH has begun using a remote access application on mobile devices to show off the signage to potential sponsors and event producers. The result: more sponsorship sales and events.
Adobe has released updates to its Flash Builder 4.5 and Flex 4.5 development tools, adding support for Apple iOS-based devices (iPhone, iPod, iPad) and BlackBerry PlayBook.
Duoc UC, a technical and professional training center run by the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, will be using tools from Moofwd (pronounced "moo forward") to develop mobile applications that tap internal IT systems in the formation of new services.
Kaplan University has released a native iPad app that allows students to attend class through the mobile device.
Panasonic will release a ruggedized Toughbook Android tablet for enterprise customers later this year.
A Canadian university recently performed a simulation to see how well its network would hold up under the collective congestion of 100 Apple iPads running a multitude of common, bandwidth-hungry institutional applications.
Ed tech developer Kno has formally released a version of its electronic textbook app on Apple's iOS platform.
New York University Stern School of Business, which has been testing the use of coursepacks on Apple iPads and iPhones since fall 2010, is working with the publisher of those coursepacks to add additional materials.