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.
Storage manufacturer Akitio has shipped a fully bus-powered, external 512 GB solid state Thunderbolt storage system.
Apple has unveiled a new, lighter version of the iPad, the iPad Air, and a new iPad mini with Retina Display.
A professor at SMU puts three Windows 8 tablet PCs through their paces in the classroom.
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 has updated its mobile campus app development platform, Ellucian Mobile. The company revealed the update at the Educause 2013 conference.
Schools want apps that can be developed and revamped quickly--and engage students fully with their institutions. A new Blackboard platform aims to help.
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.
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.
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.