Entries from EnhancED tagged with 'mobile'

Building a Better Gross Anatomy Dissector with iBooks

Three years ago, medical students from Columbia University’s College of Physicians & Surgeons approached Gross Anatomy Course Director Professor Paulette Bernd, Ph.D. with an ambitious idea: to create a new dissector for the course. The group ended up creating an innovative ebook from scratch using Apple's iBooks Author.

A Document Scanner in Your Pocket: CamScanner

CamScanner is an app and cloud service that uses your smartphone's camera as a capable, on-the-go scanner. The software snaps, squares, crops, enhances, and PDFs single- or multi-page documents in seconds. Use the sharing features to post to your favorite...

Evernote: A Noteworthy Tool for Teaching and Learning

More than a simple note taking tool, Evernote offers a suite of tools to collect information and media from your web browser, email, smartphone and desktop and makes it available across all of these devices.

Sharing a Screen Simplifies Support

Over the years CCNMTL staff have assisted many instructors using course websites and tools. One of the most effective ways to help faculty members has been to sit down with individuals at a computer in our Faculty Support Lab (in...

Columbia Mobile Apps Round-Up

There has been a lot of buzz about mobile apps on college campuses lately: the New Media Consortium selected mobile apps as one of its key technology focuses for 2012, and the topic of mobile apps on campus has received...

New iTunes U App and Course Manager Released

Last week, Apple announced a major redesign of iTunes U with the launch of two new products. The first product is a dedicated iOS app, iTunes U, that provides access to the existing iTunes U content and to new content...

NMC Horizon Report 2011

The New Media Consortium has released its 2011 Horizon Report, the eighth in the annual series of reports identifying emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on teaching, learning, and creative expression in higher education. The report is produced...

Notable Improvements in New Dropbox.com Release

In 2009 we described the useful file management features that are part of Dropbox.com's online storage service. Since then, the service has released an update to the desktop component that promises improved performance and broader syncing and sharing options. A...

MoJo: Mobile Journalism

Mobile phone tools for capturing, editing and sharing video are growing in sophistication and are now able to produce high quality video easily in the field. Some products, like the ReelDirector app from Nexvio try to improve on Apple's iMovie...

MiFi Offers a Convenient Way to Connect to the Web

If you need to connect your computer, netbook or other devices to the Internet when you are traveling, in a remote location, or at a conference, MiFi may be your best option. MiFi is a brand name that is used...

Using Phones Smarter: As Mobile Lab

The past few months many of us at CCNMTL have been thinking a lot about the educational possibilities around mobile computing. Some of our Triangle Initiative projects and Earth Institute-related development efforts have leveraged mobile technologies for social impact. Mobileactive...

Create and Share Widgets with Widgetbox

Widgetbox is a self-service software platform that enables users to create and share widgets, the simple dynamic web applications that you find on web pages. Widgets can be windows and text boxes that you interact with like a quiz...

7 Things You Should Know About Mobile IT

EDUCAUSE's 7 Things You Should Know About Mobile IT describes how the use of mobile technology is impacting higher education. It briefly explains what the technology is, how it is being used at universities and why it is significant. With...

Google Apps: One Year In

After using the Google Apps service for one year, our department has collected some experiences that are worth sharing with anyone who might roll out the service for a work group.

NMC Horizon Report 2010

The New Media Consortium has released its 2010 Horizon Report. This annual report seeks to identify emerging technologies likely to have a large impact on research and teaching and learning. The report is produced as a collaboration between the New...

Dropbox: Simple Cloud Storage

Dropbox is quickly becoming a "must have" online storage service. In a few minutes, you can set up a Dropbox account and start synchronizing files among multiple computers and mobile devices. Offering a free 2GB of storage, Dropbox is an...

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