Software & Systems

MIT Opens Center for Mobile Learning with App Inventor Research

Google Education provided an undisclosed amount of seed funding for the opening of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Center for Mobile Learning, according to the Cambridge school.

Seton Hall To Roll Out Lenovo Android Tablets

This fall Seton Hall University in New Jersey will become the first university to roll out the brand new Android-based Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet to faculty and students.

 Kno Textbooks for iPad 1.6.1 adds support for zooming and rotating 3D objects.

Kno Adds Khan Academy Resources to E-Textbooks for iPad

E-textbook developer Kno has released Textbooks 1.6.1 for iPad, bringing new multimedia resources to the textbook reader, including videos from Khan Academy, and adding new support for interactive 3D objects.

Solaris 11 Express on Oracle Exadata Database

The Oracle Solaris 11 Express operating system is now available on the x86-based Oracle Exadata Database Machines X2-2 and X2-8.

Califone Releases Mobile Device-Capable PA System

Califone has unveiled the PA419 PA system, which includes a dock for iPhone and iPod devices to stream or download digital audio files.

U Central Lancashire Eases Network Access for Mac Users

The University of Central Lancashire in the United Kingdom is using GroupLogic's ExtremeZ-IP to eliminate file access and integrity issues for Mac users trying to save, edit, and access files on the university's Windows-based network.

Carnegie Mellon iPhone Bus App Brings Real-Time Data to Disabled Riders

A new free iPhone app from Carnegie Mellon University promises to let riders know when to expect their buses to arrive.

U Southern Miss To Distribute Android Tablets to Students

The University of Southern Mississippi will distribute Android-based tablets to outstanding students as part of a pilot program to determine the impact of the devices on academic achievement.

Web Help Desk Adds Support for Lion

Web Help Desk, an online cross-platform service desk management solution, now supports Mac OS X 10.7 Lion.

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Teaching with the iPad (and Angry Birds)

For some, the jury is still out on the potential of Apple's popular iPad tablet device as a learning tool. Not for Jenna Linskens, Kristi Shaw, Robert Wagner, and Marian University, the small Catholic and Franciscan school in Fond du Lac, WI where they all teach.