Let's put some pressure on Apple to make its devices enterprise-friendly.
Students and faculty may love them, but IT personnel get a major headache when they try to integrate Apple tablets--and the company's TV technology--in an enterprise setting.
To protect sensitive data in the BYOD era, schools must take a more closed, corporate approach, blending network access control and mobile device management.
The "Mobile in the Classroom" initiative launched last year by mobile Web platform and services provider SiteMinis will grow as it enters its third semester, with the company opening potential partnerships for classroom utilization of its CliqLaunch mobile Web site platform to universities worldwide.
Recognizing mobile technology's ubiquity and reach into students' lives, its rapid technical evolution, and its unique transformative potential for education, the Tennessee Board of Regents has included mobilization as an important part of its strategic plan. As Associate Vice Chancellor for Mobilization and Emerging Technology, Robbie Melton oversees mobilization strategies and initiatives for TBR. Here, Melton shares how she works to build and extend TBR's model for strategic mobilization.
Classroom technology manufacturer IPEVO has released the WS-01 Wireless Station, a device that allows teachers to stream video and images from various IPEVO document cameras directly to the iPad.
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.