Mobile Computing Articles

Welcome to Campus Technology's article listing page for mobile computing in higher education institutions.

Not Your Mother's Portal — A New Architecture to Access Campus Info

The traditional campus portal has long served us well to navigate and link to what we need. But today's students have grown up in a culture of mobile devices, finding what they need with simpler search protocols, usually with just one click. So is it time to dump the portal and invest in more up-to-date technology?

Splashtop Debuts Airplay Receiver for Mirroring iOS Devices

Splashtop has launched Mirroring360 Airplay Receiver to allow users to mirror media from iOS devices to any other device.

New Text Messaging Platform for Student Support

A new text messaging platform allows students to connect with faculty and staff via two-way text message communications.

Why We Should Build Classes Around Mobile Tech

A University of Maryland communications professor sees mobile technology as key to engagement, learning and student success.

Mobile Journaling App Helps Students Document Field Learning

Tying together timelines, note-taking, geolocation and multimedia, The Traveler provides a cutting-edge mobile journaling experience for students working in the field, starting with the ability to record and visualize their pathways.

Smartphones Find Use as Campus Safety Tool

Although 98 percent of students say they feel somewhat or very safe on campus during the day and 81 percent report they feel the same at night, six in 10 students say they would use an app for personal safety, according to a new survey from Bandwidth and BlueLight.

Cengage Intros MindTap Apps for Digital Content

Education publishing company Cengage Learning has launched native mobile app editions of its digital content platform, MindTap.

Southern Illinois U Edwardsville Adopts Campus Safety App

A 2,660-acre Illinois school has expanded its security technology on campus with the addition of a safety app that lets users create "virtual safety networks" while in transit or alone on campus.

U Oklahoma Libraries Launches Navigation App

Patrons at the University of Oklahoma Libraries can now navigate the system's collections, exhibits and campus landmarks via smartphone.

Ball State Achievements team

Achieving Student Success Through Gamification

To improve retention and outcomes for Pell grant students, Ball State University developed a mobile app that uses gamification to incentivize positive activity outside the classroom.

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