I’m in Banff Canada for the next few days attending the Learning Analytics and Knowledge conference. (twitter hashtag #lak11) (good daily summary on Doug Clow’s blog)I’ll still try to blog each day even though it’s freezing here! (I’m from Florida)
This really interesting article is an interview with Tim Cook from Apple. The key point is that Apple really wants to sell more smart phones, for a lower price. This matches what Google has been saying too. Schools are a big target for both companies. It has been proven that brand loyalties are established before the age of 24 therefore getting your smartphone into a student’s hands is a big deal.
Another interesting development is Motorola is creating this new product space called a Webtop. Basically it’s a screen and keyboard that you plug your smartphone into. This allows you to use it sort of like a regular computer.
So maybe students will bring their smartphones to school, and plug them into a screen and keyboard. That’s a cheap way to get a 1:1 environment right?