Software & Systems


Some Educational Apps Go Missing as Apple Purges Images of Confederate Flags from the App Store

Apple today began pulling apps out of its iOS and Mac app stores that display a Confederate flag. Educational apps, it seems, aren't immune from the broad ban —  at least some of them.

Acer Intros Chromebase All-in-One Desktops

Acer is expanding its line of Chrome OS machines with two new all-in-one desktops. The Acer Chromebase DC221HQ series features two models, one with 10-point multitouch technology and one without.



Greater Lawrence Tech School Implements Web-Based Access to Windows from Chromebooks

Greater Lawrence Technical School in Andover, MA has implemented a Web-based tool to let students access Windows software from their Chromebooks.

Del Mar College Cuts Transcript Evaluation Time to Within 48 Hours

Transcript evaluation at Del Mar College once took several weeks to complete.

LiteManager Adds Support for Linux, Mac OS

LiteManager has updated its remote support and classroom management tool, also dubbed LiteManager, to include screen sharing and support for Mac OS and Linux.

Ball State Students as Developers: Not Just Technology Users

Ball State University is known for offering its students not only the experience of using the latest technologies, but also the chance to develop them. CT spoke with Ball State University's Senior Software Engineer for Developing Technologies, Kyle Parker.

New Lightweight VR Glasses Offer 120 Hz Refresh, 110-degree FoV

A Chinese company will begin shipping virtual reality glasses this week that weigh 4 ounces, considerably lighter than other VR offerings.

4 Lessons Learned from Virtual Application Management Rollouts

In a session at the Citrix Synergy conference in Orlando, FL, IT leaders from the universities of Central Florida, South Florida and Florida shared their experiences rolling out and maintaining virtual application management technology.

5 Ways to Create a 'Post-PC Environment'

Education technology is moving toward a “post-PC environment,” where software will be online, students will access everything they need from one cheap device and BYOD will stand for “bring your own data,” according to Duane Schau, director of client services at Indiana University.

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Resetting the Student Attention Clock

The length of time an average university student could concentrate on a task without becoming distracted back in 1973, according to a survey published at the time, was between 10 and 20 minutes. A 2006 survey by Diana Oblinger, current president of Educause, determined that the average student attention span had shrunk to around seven minutes.