Duke University Libraries has launched a new service, called Duke OverDrive, which lets students, faculty and staff download e-books and audiobooks to their personal mobile devices, including iPhones, iPads, Nooks, Android phones and tablets and Kindles.
The University of Washington Tacoma is hoping to improve retention with a daily support message sent to each student's mobile device.
Technologies like Google Glass have great educational potential — with or without the high-priced hardware.
Gartner has unveiled a new report forecasting that cognizant computing, which the company says is the next phase of the personal cloud movement, "will become one of the strongest forces in consumer-focused IT" in the next few years to "have an immense impact across a range of industries, including mobile devices, mobile apps, wearables, networking, services and cloud providers."
Worldwide device shipments, including mobile phones, PCs, tablets and unltramobiles, are on pace to increase 4.2 percent this year over last to reach 2.4 billion units, according to the latest forecast from market research firm Gartner.
Apple's latest iTunes U release adds new tools for building and experiencing educational content on an iPad.
The wearables market was dominated by activity trackers in the first quarter of 2014, outpacing sales of smart watches by a margin of 4-to-1.
In Case of Crisis, a mobile safety app from Irving Burton Associates, is now integrated into Mosaic, Blackboard's app platform.
Students arriving on campus this fall will carry with them an average of seven devices.
AirWatch by VMware is rolling out new functionality for its AirWatch Teacher Tools classroom management suite.