How many times have you heard "Our students are used to Google and Amazon… How could we ever match that here on campus?" Maybe now you can. Through a partnership with Indiana University, rSmart is offering OneCampus, a cloud-based service that gives institutions an easy way to transform older, portal-based systems into updated, cloud-based campus services that rival any online shopping experience.
A stunning series of announcements — the formation of KualiCo, a for-profit entity, KualiCo's acquisition of rSmart's SaaS business, and Navigator Management Partners's acquisition of rSmart's Kuali consulting business — has ushered Kuali into its second decade with big expectations for Kuali 2.0.
Gartner has looked at the digital future and found it in flux. During its annual symposium and ITxpo in Orlando, the IT consulting firm presented 10 technology trends expected to have "strategic impact" in most organizations, which may mean disruption to the business, users or IT; which may call for "major investment"; or which may pose unforeseen risks if ignored.
Could Google Glass help people who are deaf or hard of hearing participate in everyday conversations? A group at the Georgia Institute of Technology College of Computing has developed speech-to-text "Glassware" that does just that.
Casio has introduced C-Assist, a new, free mobile application that lets educators display content from their tablet or smartphone on Casio projectors.
Document imaging technology provider Ricoh will work with Blackboard to integrate its tools with the ed tech company's teaching and learning environments.
Microsoft has launched a new education program for its Surface Pro 3 tablets, offering discounts on bundles that include the Type Cover keypad.
Education technology company SchoolDude has entered the school security segment with the launch of CrisisManager, an application that allows administrators to make emergency plans available on users' iOS and Android mobile devices.
Vanderbilt University recently experimented with the use of smartphones as a mechanism to unlock access on campus.
Shipments of Apple's iPad have fallen off 13 percent so far this year. Meanwhile, according to a new report, Samsung's tablet shipments have increased 26 percent in the first half of 2014.