Tablet Shipments Drop 7 Percent in Second Quarter of 2015 with Apple Posting Largest Decline

Apple saw the largest decline

“Longer life cycles, increased competition from other categories such as larger smartphones, combined with the fact that end users can install the latest operating systems on their older tablets has stifled the initial enthusiasm for these devices in the consumer market,”


Of Mice and Men: iPads, smartboards and how we acquire technology for education

in the latest news about scandals regarding technology acquisition for schools, it is only fair to ask ourselves:
how much involved do we WANT/NEED to be in the decision making process regarding such timely issue.
How much do we need to educate ourselves on 1. technology? 2. application of technology in education? compatible choices of technology, including performance, prices and brands? Do we discuss such issues or just let people above us and/or elected by us make the choices? What is your opinion?

What is your opinion about open source and alternative mobile devices?

The LA School iPad Scandal: What You Need To Know

conferences and related events regarding technology in education

Looking to attend and/or present at appropriate event regarding technology in education?
Please have a tentative list below.
Do you know an event, which is worth presenting/attending? Please contribute!

by Barry Dahl (Greg Jorgensen) - link to a list of conferences regarding e-learning:

campus technology conf. - boston -
educause - anaheim – October -
devlearn las vegas – October -
dist. learning - ann arbor -- ??
iste (intl soc. tech ed)  july – Atlanta -
aect (assoc education communications and tech) - oct 29 - 2 nov, Anaheim -
ascd (assoc of supervision and curricular dev) - november 1 - 3, las vegas -
salt (soc. of applied learning and tech) - august 14 - 16, reston, VA -
National Forum on Active Learning Classrooms  - august - u of m -
D2L Fusion - july – Nashville –
Sloan c - november disney world, florida -
QM - october 1-4, Nashville -
distance teaching and learning - madison - august 7 – 9 -
LERN  - san fran. - nov. 21 – 23 -

CCUMC – october 9-13 – Chicago –

The United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)