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The iPad for Professors: Evaluating a Productivity Tool After One Year
April 7, 2011

The ProfHacker has published a number of posts about Apple's first-generation iPad. Now that Apple has started selling the second-generation version, they thought it was time for the authors…

The Digital Swiss Army Knife
April 7, 2011

Scott Perkins ( perkinss@acu.edu ) is Director of Research at Abilene Christian University. Michael Casdorph ( mcasdorph@georgiahealth.edu ) is Director of Instructional Support an…

[Mobile Perspectives: On iPads] Why Mobile?
April 7, 2011

Mary Ann Gawelek ( gawelek@setonhill.edu ) is Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Mary Spataro ( spataro@setonhill.edu ) is Director, Center for Innovative Teaching, and Phil Komarny ( komar…

[Mobile Perspectives: On e-books] E-Reading: The Transition in Higher Education
April 7, 2011

David McCarthy ( dmccarthy@book.com ) is Director of Product Management for Digital Education at Barnes & Noble. Comments on this article can be posted to the web via the link at…

The Educational Potential of Mobile Computing in the Field
March 29, 2011

Key Takeaways Giving students hands-on experience of field work with mobile tablet PCs loaded with visualization software facilitates active learning and integration of complex …

An Average Day with Mobile Technology
March 29, 2011

Key Takeaways How does a technology-phobic literature major become a mobile computing addict ? Self-instruction and experimentation push the boundaries on what mobile technol…

Spotlight on Mobile Computing—Evaluating a Campus-Wide Mobile Learning Initiative: Lessons Learned from ACU's First Three Years
February 17, 2011

Abilene Christian University continues to explore innovative uses of mobile technologies in higher education. Deploying devices to all underclassmen has created unique opportunities to assess the…

7 Things You Should Know About iPad Apps for Learning
February 9, 2011

Applications designed for the iPad offer interactive content that takes advantage of touch-screen navigation. The iPad combines robust computational functionality with a screen large enough to …

7 Things You Should Know About Android
December 8, 2010

Android is a Linux-based, open-source operating system designed for use on cell phones, e-readers, tablet PCs, and other mobile devices. Android has been selected by many hardware manufacturers…

All In the Delivery
August 31, 2010

As publishers and analysts again wonder if e-books are about to take off, the growing popularity of rental options may play as important a role as technology. …