If it was just that easy… Mobile devices in Education is something that we really do feel passionate about across my team at Microsoft. Trying to find the right devices, and the right solutions, to provide value to the educational environment such that they are empowering tools for learning. In many cases that means also changing perceptions. On my team we have one person dedicated to mobility in Education but there are several of us who are sort of peripherally tied to the conversation as it bridges to unified communications, or in my case things like UMPCs.
I saw on Technorati that Tom Jackson linked to my Server 08 post. That lead me to a link he posted pointing to Robert Scoble’s kyte.tv site and an interview he did recently with Prof. Elliot Soloway. After you open the site click on the thumbnail “Teacher of The Year Part 1”. This is a conversation regarding how mobile devices can benefit Education, the changing perceptions, and possible patterns that will lead to integration. How better to start your weekend then a to get your mind churning on a fascinating and important issue?