Nearly 25 million tablets were sold in the second quarter of 2012 (up from 18.7 million in Q2 2011), with Apple accounting for more than two-thirds of those shipments, according to preliminary data from market research firm IDC. Meanwhile, in the same quarter, worldwide smart phone shipments saw a similar dramatic increase--to 152 million units from 108 million in the same quarter last year--with Samsung by far the dominant player.
Equipping IT staff with the skills to manage new technologies, supporting the growing BYOD trend, and developing a campus-wide cloud strategy are among the top IT issues facing today's colleges and universities, according to a recent Educause report.
Hybrid teaching methods that combine interactive online learning with limited classroom teaching produce equivalent learning outcomes to traditional classroom teaching methods, according to new research released recently.
Interactive learning online produces essentially the same outcomes as traditional face-to-face education at the university level, according to a recent report from Ithaka S+R. The report suggested that educational institutions looking to reduce costs in the face of shrinking budgets can confidently turn to online education as a means of saving money without diminishing educational outcomes.
Tighter budgets in the education sector contributed to significant declines in desktop and notebook PC shipments in the United States in the second quarter. According to two new reports released this week, the domestic PC market was off by anywhere from 5.7 percent to 10.6 percent, with Apple and Lenovo showing the only gains among the top manufacturers.
The University of San Diego is offering educators and administrators the first accredited certificate in mobile technology tools, teaching, and metrics.
IT expenditures are on pace to exceed $3.6 trillion by the end of 2012, representing growth of 3 percent, according to a new forecast published this week.
The arrival of the "post-PC" era is leading users to turn to the cloud for their storage needs. In fact, by 2016, about a third of consumer digital content will be stored on cloud-based services.
Over the last two years, nearly half of faculty have moved away from a traditional lecture model and adopted a range of technology-driven teaching practices, according to new research released in the last week.
K-12 institutions are maintaining current levels of technology growth despite difficult budget conditions, according to a Software & Information Industry Association report announced today at ISTE 2012 in San Diego.