Mobile Computing Articles

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


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Boosting Cell Signals for a Better-Connected Campus

When cellular carriers cannot solve coverage problems on campus, universities turn to signal boosters to fill in the gaps.

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Free iPhone App Brings LSU Admissions Team Together for Conference Calls

After struggling to hold meetings over conference bridges and Skype sessions, Louisiana State University's team of admissions counselors have found an app that helps them conduct conference calls easily and keep in touch at all times.

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The Tools of Change

Technology is fundamentally changing the practice of teaching and learning in higher education.

People are Shocked — Shocked! — When They Learn Just How Much Mobile Data They Share

When people learn just how often their smartphone apps share their information with third parties, they put a stop to it.

Report: College Students Know When Texting Is Inappropriate, Do It Anyway

College students understand when it's inappropriate to read or send text messages, such as while sitting on the toilet or having sex, but many of them can't resist the temptation to do it anyway, according to a new study from Penn State researchers.

U Pittsburgh Updates Portal with OneCampus Platform

Students, faculty and staff at the University of Pittsburgh now have one-click access to campus services and information via any device.



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FCC Seeks Comment on What 'Emergency' Means for School Mass Notifications

Can schools and colleges consider every mass notification they send out an "emergency?" That's the question at the heart of a request filed with the Federal Communications Commission by Blackboard.

Researchers Find Use for Smartphones in 3D Model Creation

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh have discovered they can use a simple smartphone as a measurement device in the creation of 3D models.

U San Diego Deploys Intelligent To-Do App for Students

The University of San Diego has launched Insight, a to-do app designed to help students stay organized in their personal and academic lives and plan for the future.

EBSCO Launches App Catalog for Discovery Services

EBSCO has launched Orbit, an online catalog of apps designed to enhance EBSCO Discovery for library users.