Oracle has released a new version of its PeopleSoft development and customization platform, PeopleTools. Version 8.52 includes enhancements to the user interface and reporting tools, as well as iPad support for all versions of PeopleSoft.
Institutions can now monitor student-athlete social media activity.
Pearson has released versions of its digital library of online courses for use on the Apple iPad.
Absolute Software has added theft recovery to its Computrace Mobile features for Android tablets.
Matchbox has developed an iPad app for reviewing and evaluating university admissions applications.
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee has seen more than 9,000 downloads of an app developed in-house that provides students with easy access to campus information.
Instructure has released a free mobile app for Apple's iOS that will facilitate communication among instructors and their students using Canvas, its Web-based learning management system.
When Northeastern University decided to expand its mobile applications to allow students, faculty, and staff to stay much better connected to the university, Alicia Russell, director of Northeastern's Educational Technology Center, considered ways to facilitate faculty members' use of mobile technologies and applications in teaching. Russell and other EdTech Center staff created a mobile learning strategy that would encourage faculty to go beyond simple apps for e-mail and games and explore the wide array of possibilities for integrating mobile technologies into their classes.
Florida Technical College started deploying Apple iPad 2 tablets to new students and faculty in late November, with plans to expand the program to returning students in December.
Oracle has released its Solaris 11 operating system (OS), which the company previewed last month at the Oracle OpenWorld 2011 event in San Francisco. Solaris 11 provides built-in virtualization capabilities for OS, network, and storage resources and is designed to run enterprise applications in private, hybrid, or public clouds. Oracle described it as the first fully virtualized, cloud OS.