Microsoft is cutting more than half the price off its Surface RT tablet for schools, colleges, and universities. Microsoft announced the temporary discount program at the ISTE 2013 conference taking place this week in San Antonio, TX, where the company is also giving away 10,000 of the tablets for free.
Instead of shoveling functionality from its website into a mobile app, the Fox School of Business built an app featuring only those tools that students need while on the go.
Tablets accounted for more than one-third of all client devices shipped to education institutions in the United States in the last calendar year. That volume represents a doubling of tablet purchases from the previous year, according to a new report. And the growth won't stop there.
Smart phones are expected to overtake feature phones in worldwide shipments for the first time this year. According to a new forecast, year-over-year growth in smart phones will approach 33 percent in 2013 and continue strong for the next five years.
Regis College has completed the implementation of a campus-wide wireless local area network (LAN) to support its large-scale iPad initiative and "classroom without walls" philosophy.
At the Tennessee Board of Regents, examining and disseminating mobile apps have become a new discipline.
Cornell University is rolling out a new mobile app to stay on top of facilities work.
A university based in Rapid City, SD, which offers traditional, online, and hybrid courses, has recently released smartphone apps to provide tools for students receiving Web-based instruction.
Adobe has released Connect Mobile 2.1, an update to the conferencing and collaboration tool for iOS and Android.
The University of Delaware's Center for Disabilities Studies has implemented a mobile iPad and iPhone app that helps its researchers improve the speed and accuracy of their data gathering and reporting in the field.