Tagged with mobile learning

One-to-One Computing Drives Growth in EdTech Market

One-to-One Computing Drives Growth in EdTech Market

Advances in K-12 learning technology and the popularity of one-to-one initiatives is expected to bring about big gains in the education IT market over the next three years.  A new report,  Education Technology Market in North America 2015-2019, published by global technology research and advisory company Technavio, indicates that the education technology market could reach … Continue reading

1-to-1 Laptop Initiatives Linked to Higher Scores

A new study, analyzing results of fifteen years’ worth of research studies, found that efforts by K-12 schools to implement 1-to-1 laptop deployments has , on average, had a statistically significant positive impact on student test scores in English/language arts, writing, math, and science. The study also found some modest evidence of other positive benefits … Continue reading

Partnering with Educators

Partnering with Educators

For educators, there is so much more to a partnership than simply signing a contract. They seek resellers who are partners, not just during the sales pitch, but throughout implementation and the next budgeting cycle. Rachel McCoy with MDR Business Development for Marketing Solutions offered insight at EdNET 2015 about how companies can meet those … Continue reading

Google Accused of Tracking Student Data

Google Accused of Tracking Student Data

Last week the Electronic Frontier Foundation filed a complaint with the FTC accusing Google of monitoring the online activity of students who use its Chrome browser. According to the EFF, Chromebooks sold to schools through Google’s education program have had their “Sync” feature enabled, which has allowed Google to track, store, and data mine records … Continue reading

Powering the 21st Century Classroom

Powering the 21st Century Classroom

With mobile devices so prevalent and essential in today’s classrooms, schools must ensure that accessible power is available to students at all times. To address this challenge schools are beginning to turn to the next generation of school furniture and equipment – technologically-enabled tables, chairs, podiums, shelving, and other furniture. Power-enabled furniture and equipment have … Continue reading

School Connectivity in 2015

School Connectivity in 2015

In early November of 2015, CoSN (in partnership with AASA and MDR) released the results of their 3rd Annual E-Rate and Infrastructure Survey regarding wireless connectively in schools throughout the United States. The survey’s respondents hailed from a diverse mix of school sizes and locations, but common themes and challenges were identified for all ed-tech … Continue reading

Chromebooks Gaining on Tablets in Education

Chromebooks Gaining on Tablets in Education

As schools continue to invest in technology, the amount of devices found in the classroom is surging. Last year, the revenue for desktops, laptops, tablets, and two-in-one computers shipped to K-12 schools and higher education institutions in the United States amounted to $7 billion, according to estimates for IDC. In total, about 13.2 million systems … Continue reading

eLearning vs. mLearning

eLearning vs. mLearning

Although eLearning and mLearning tend to be used synonymously, the two modes of learning differ in many respects. The “e” in eLearning is “electronic.” So eLearning is any form of learning that is delivered using electronic devices like the computer via channels like the Internet. However, learning can also be delivered via the Intranet/Extranet networks. … Continue reading