Mobile Computing Articles

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


Report: College Students Say Devices in Class Interfere with Learning, are Minor Distractions

Most college students admit that their use of smartphones, tablets, and laptops can interfere with learning, but very few consider it more than a minor distraction, according to a new report from Barney McCoy, an associate professor of broadcasting at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Akitio Ships Bus-Powered 512 GB Solid State Thunderbolt Drive

Storage manufacturer Akitio has shipped a fully bus-powered, external 512 GB solid state Thunderbolt storage system.

Apple Unveils iPad Air, iPad Mini with Retina Display

Apple has unveiled a new, lighter version of the iPad, the iPad Air, and a new iPad mini with Retina Display.

Faculty Review Windows 8 Tablet PCs

Faculty Review: Windows 8 Tablet PCs

A professor at SMU puts three Windows 8 tablet PCs through their paces in the classroom.

Blackboard Integrates Virtual Classroom, Releases Free Student Response System

At the Educause 2013 conference Wednesday, Blackboard revealed several new e-learning tools, including an integrated virtual classroom for Blackboard Learn, an updated mobile learning app, and a free student response system designed to work with phones, tablets, and traditional computers.

Ellucian Mobile Adds iOS 7 Compatibility Improves Support for SQL Server and Oracle Databases

Ellucian has updated its mobile campus app development platform, Ellucian Mobile. The company revealed the update at the Educause 2013 conference.



Customizable Campus Apps at the Speed of Now

Schools want apps that can be developed and revamped quickly--and engage students fully with their institutions. A new Blackboard platform aims to help.

RIT Takes Community Mapping Project to Rwandan High School Students

In a two-year pilot project, led by the Rochester Institute Technology, Rwandan high school students are taking part in a geographic information systems curriculum that puts them in the role of scientist as they collect and analyze data using Android-based phones and tablets.

Duke Co-Lab Invites Students to Write Their Own Technology

This "creativity incubator" promotes the idea of students taking ownership of campus technology; it also helps them make the connection between classroom learning and the nitty-gritty of real work.

New Intel-Based Dell Tablet Line Runs Android and Windows

Dell has launched a new line of tablets, called Venue, built on dual- and quad-core Intel Atom processors for as little as $150, with the option of upgrading to Core i3 and Core i5 CPUs.