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Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Free iPhones and iPod Touches to Freshmen

Texas university giving freshmen iPhones and iPod touches

Alright ACU. I like it. Anytime, anywhere information, classrooms, and learning. Even if students have to pay the $20/month data package, it is worth it.

Depending on SDK programs, the phone will have numerous applications for college students. What I think would be great is for the students to create the SDK apps they need, and perhaps that others might need, as course requirements.

Live blog classes? Twitter-feed classes? Hhhmmm.

Mobile computing is not coming soon. It is here. How many years will it take k-12 schools to accept it? I say at least 6 more years...2014. Until this time, teachers will need to be subversive to use the technology of the students.

What do you think, Liz? How about everyone else? Good idea or problematic.

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At 12:32 PM, Blogger Liz Kolb said...

Definitely a move in the right direction! I wish K-12 schools could give out iPhones/iTouches, especially in low SES areas. Sorry it took me so long to respond, my alerts are a little behind.


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