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StaffRobert HeinyApp-Phone Revolution Changes Learning Options

App-Phone Revolution Changes Learning Options

“We are now witnessing the fastest evolution of a mass technology to date in what’s also unmistakably the emergence of the next big genre of computing: the multipurpose, endlessly modifiable “app phone. (…. They) have transformed the very character of the mobile phone business in only a couple of years. And they are beginning to encroach on the turf of laptops as well.”

Commenters temper the article with opinions about historic and competitive business precedents.

But, an inferred point remains: learners and educators appear in the midst of a fast change in options available for learning with Tablet and other mobile PCs and similar devices. These options appear beyond the vision, hopefully not awareness, of most certified public school educators.

Schlender, B. Perspective: The App-Phone Revolution Is Well Underway. So Where’s Microsoft? BNET. (Captured 12-12-09.)

Robert Heiny
Robert Heinyhttp://www.robertheiny.com
Robert W. Heiny, Ph.D. is a retired professor, social scientist, and business partner with previous academic appointments as a public school classroom teacher, senior faculty, or senior research member, and administrator. Appointments included at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Peabody College and the Kennedy Center now of Vanderbilt University; and Brandeis University. Dr. Heiny also served as Director of the Montana Center on Disabilities. His peer reviewed contributions to education include publication in The Encyclopedia of Education (1971), and in professional journals and conferences. He served s an expert reviewer of proposals to USOE, and on a team that wrote plans for 12 state-wide and multistate special education and preschools programs. He currently writes user guides for educators and learners as well as columns for TuxReports.com.

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