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.
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.
Informatics Director Kyle Bowen explains how Purdue U is once again "hacking the classroom" by tying together the disparate apps and devices students bring with them, all in an effort to improve the ways in which technology can enhance teaching and learning.
Display and projector vendor NEC has introduced a software tool that allows users to present and share content and collaborate across devices.
In the competitive world of student recruitment, schools must recognize that today's students are finding--and judging--them on their mobile offerings.
The Intel Atom Z3000 processor series (Bay Trail-T) is the company's first mobile multicore system on a chip and will be available in tablets and 2-in-1 devices running Android and Windows 8.
A new rechargeable, multi-function remote enables users to control presentation programs, including PowerPoint for Mac and PC and Keynote for iPad.