We have 2 sets of voting system things here, and only one gets used on an adhoc basic because of the time it takes to set things up like that.
My thing and interest is more in the internet browsing function of them, in that you can get a set in a classroom, the kids can share them fairly easily.
I think that ICT enhances learning, but only when used correctly by the correct people, it doesn't always make for a better education and that's not something I would ever say it did, apart from when the use of ICT helps someone (and I apologise if this comes over non-pc) who hasn't got the ability to perform normal functions perform as a person who has, Professor Stephen Hawking being one such example.
mattx (28th January 2010)
Is it just me, or is anyone else thinking "ipad" sounds like some sort of electronic sanitary towel?
This iPad is such a rich boys toy. Shame it won't have any practical use for business/true educational use being tied down to the iPhone OS.
Money on someone hacking it and forcing Android on it? That's something I'd pay for .
Response from adobe.
Apple's iPad -- a broken link?
POSTED BY ADRIAN LUDWIG ON JANUARY 27, 2010 5:00 PM
As I drove by Yerba Buena Theater in San Francisco this morning, I couldn't help but be impressed. Apple certainly has the ability to excite people with great products, and with the iPhone they even managed to generate momentum for an entire product category. So it's no surprise that the iPad looks like it's a pretty good new device.
It was really exciting to see some of the technologies that Adobe has contributed to, like PDF and ePub support, taking center stage in the launch. Adobe technology is at the center of virtually every print and digital workflow, so undoubtedly a lot of what youšll see getting delivered to the iPad will have originated in Adobe creative software.
But, as a picture posted on Engadget shows (below), and many others have reported, there's something important missing from Apple's approach to connecting consumers to content.
It looks like Apple is continuing to impose restrictions on their devices that limit both content publishers and consumers. Unlike many other ebook readers using the ePub file format, consumers will not be able to access ePub content with Apple's DRM technology on devices made by other manufacturers. And without Flash support, iPad users will not be able to access the full range of web content, including over 70% of games and 75% of video on the web.
If I want to use the iPad to connect to Disney, Hulu, Miniclip, Farmville, ESPN, Kongregate, or JibJab -- not to mention the millions of other sites on the web -- I'll be out of luck.
Adobe and more than 50 of our partners in the Open Screen Project are working to enable developers and content publishers to deliver to any device, so that consumers have open access to their favorite interactive media, content, and applications across platform, regardless of the device that people choose to use.
Apple's iPad -- a broken link? (Adobe Flash Platform Blog)
from a BBCClick tweet...
iPad a paradigm shift? No, Apple finds a way to sell a netbook to the gullible in instalments.
It all looks very nice and interesting, but who is the product marketed for? Apple haven't been clear on this at all. With no clear strategy it can only go one way unfortunately.
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