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Articles about mobile computing and mobile learning by the ECP editorial team.


Research: Nearly 1 in 10 K-12 Teachers and Students Globally Will Own a Mobile Device by 2017

Nearly 10 percent of all K-12 teachers and students will have a mobile device by 2017, according to a new report from Futuresource Consulting. In 2012, just three percent of K-12 teachers and students owned mobile devices, according to the company.

Report: Tablets Soar as PCs Drop

Global tablet sales continue to climb in 2013 as PC shipments lag behind according to a pair of new forecasts from market research firm International Data Corporation (IDC).

Report: Mobile Devices Will Be Smarter than Their Users by 2017

Handheld devices will be smarter than the people who use them by the year 2017, according to new research from Gartner.

IDC Sounds off on Tablet Market Share in Education

Tim Cook's announcement that 94 percent of all tablets in education were iPads raised more than a few eyebrows. But is there more to this story? Read on to find out.

Texas School District Goes 1:1 with Tablet Designed for Education

Midland Independent School District has implemented a 1:1 tablet initiative for all 1,600 of the district's sixth grade students and plans to implement more as part of its multi-year 1:1 initiative.

Berkeley Executive MBA Program Helps Launch iPad Learning Platform

The business school at the University of California, Berkeley will be deploying a new mobile learning platform in its executive MBA program.

College Students Admit Devices Interrupt Learning

A new report finds that most college students say that their use of mobile devices in class can interfere with learning, but very few consider it more than a minor distraction.

Faculty Review Windows 8 Tablet PCs

Putting Windows 8 Tablet PCs to the Test

A Southern Methodist University professor test drives three Windows 8 tablet PCs in the classroom.

Delaware High School Launches Mandatory BYOD Initiative

Delaware's St. Elizabeth High School has launched a mandatory bring-your-own-device policy for the 2013-2014 school year in an effort to expand the use of technology.

Gwinnett County Public Schools Invests $28 Million to Create 'Flexible' Learning Environment

Georgia school district invests $28 million in a five-year project that aims to create a 'flexible' classroom where instruction that takes place inside and outside the physical classroom.

Rural Arizona District Goes 1-to-1 with Android Tablets

A rural school district in the middle of the Arizona desert has just deployed a 1-to-1 program in 15 classrooms.

Intel Launches Multicore SoCs Supporting Android and Windows 8 Mobile Devices

Intel's Atom Z3000 processor series (Bay Trail-T), the company's first mobile multicore system on a chip, will be available in tablets and 2-in-1 devices running Android and Windows 8.

Report: College Campuses Prime Target for Mobile Device Thieves

College and universities are the fifth most popular location for thefts of mobile devices to occur in the United States, according to a new report from security provider Absolute Software.

Alief ISD Adds Mobile App To Augment Student Information System

Alief Independent School District will provide mobile access to parents and faculty across the southwest Houston, TX school district.

Los Angeles iPad Program Leaves Keyboards off the Table

In its rush to get iPads into the hands of its 650,000 students, Los Angeles Unified School District left out one thing: external keyboards.

Outlook for Tablets Lowered Even as Education Segment Helps Propel Growth

Tablets are facing strong competition from an unexpected segment of the computing industry: smart phones. Just as tablets have chipped away at PCs in recent years, in coming years larger smart phones will cut into some of the growth previously forecast for the tablet market, according to a new report.

Your iPad Rollout Could Get You Sued

A thicket of legal issues has sprung up in response to modern 1-to-1 and BYOD programs. In every rollout, schools have some tough choices to make.

Privacy Concerns Drive Teens' App Downloads and Usage

American teens are concerned enough about their privacy to let their concerns drive app download choices. According to a new survey conducted by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, more than half of teens (51 percent) who have downloaded apps to their mobile phones and tablets have avoided certain apps over worries about privacy.

A Small District's Journey to 1-to-1

An instructional technologist tells the story of how Edenton-Chowan Public Schools (NC) have started down the road to a 1-to-1 environment, and how their initiative has improved teaching and learning.

Buffalo School Deploys Tablet Management for 1-to-1 iPad Program

As part of a program to provide Apple iPads to all of its students, St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute has deployed software to manage the tablets.

Report: Smartphones Outsell Feature Phones for First Time

Worldwide sales of smartphones rose to 51.8 percent to surpass sales of feature phones for the first time in the second quarter of 2013, according to a new report from market research firm Gartner.

Intel Intros Android-Based Education Tablets

Intel has launched two new Android-based tablets designed for education.

Karen Billings: SIIA Study Shows Tech Holds Steady, BYOD on the Rise

Technology integration and BYOD continue to be a priority for K-12 and higher education, according to the latest SIIA research. See what opportunities lie ahead for education providers.

Florida's PARCC: Cold Feet in a Hot State

It appears that Florida has gotten cold feel with regard to its participation in the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).

Android, iOS, Windows Phone All Make Gains in Second Quarter

Smart phone shipments increased by more than 50 percent in the second quarter of 2013, with the top 3 operating systems — Google's Android, Apple's iOS, and Microsoft's Windows Phone — all seeing double-digit gains.

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