Monday, September 20, 2004


On the surface, this article about mobile learning in Korea looks like good educational technology news. And there is some good stuff about reduced textbook costs and better learning access, but it's always frustrating for me to see great technology used for delivering the same old boring stuff:
"The PMP-100 is equipped with a 3.5-inch liquid crystal display monitor and storage capacity of 20-40 gigabytes, which can store up to 100 hour-long lectures."
So we've gotten to the point where we can connect everyone wirelessly (although this device is apparently not networked, which seems odd), store umpteen gigabytes of data on tiny hand-held devices, record images, sound and video...and the best educational applications they can think of is to deliver lectures and duplicate existing textbooks?

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