The other week I was lucky enough to secure a place at the Eduserv Mobile Symposium 2010 (note: all presentations from the day are now available online on their Presentations page). At least a couple of hundred of us gathered at the Royal College of Physicians in London, most of us from Universities across the […]
Tablet and slate devices are going to be the savior of the publishing industry! Does the publishing industry need saving? That’s an interesting question in itself with impassioned arguments on both sides of the fence. Personally I have noticed a trend towards electronic publishing for many years, in fact its hard to miss. The publishing […]
What does Apple’s latest iThing mean for education? Whilst Apple are certainly not the first to enter into the tablet market, it’s iPad could make a significant impact within education. The word tablet is often used to describe a mobile computer with a keyboard and a rotating screen which can fold back on itself. Mobile […]
Looking through the stats this morning for the University of Exeter websites, and something about the mobile usage caught my eye. Looks like Smartphones were the present of choice this Christmas!
Well it’s been a busy week for mobile. Google has finally released it’s much talked about phone, the Nexus One, together with much hype, a fair bit of criticism and the odd court case – odd being the operant word, perhaps opportunistic might be closer to the truth. Meanwhile over at the Consumer Electronic Show […]
Not been to Japan recently? Then you’ve probably not come across QR Codes … Quick Response Codes, to give them their full name, are a sort of advanced bar code, but instead of a series of vertical bars like traditional bar codes they are actually composed of black and white blocks in a square shape. […]
So far the tablet PC has not been popular. However, the tablet PC of the future will likely run it’s software ‘in the cloud’ meaning that all the complicated processing is performed on a computer sitting in a data centre rather than directly on the tablet PC. With the trend towards touch control interfaces continuing […]