Going Apple….

Mac to the Future – OC’s Mobile Learning goes Apple

White MacbookIn 2001, Oklahoma Christian launched a mobile computing initiative. This campus-wide 1-to-1 mobile computing program was the first in the state of Oklahoma and one of very few throughout the nation. Over the last six years, this program has helped to ensure that students have the technology necessary to combine digital fluency with the strengths of a liberal arts education.

Today, Oklahoma Christian University continues to look toward the future and the role of technology in teaching and learning. Understanding the technology needs and expectations of students and faculty continues to be the key to the success of this mobile learning initiative.

This summer, all faculty and all new students attending New Student Orientations will be issued a new Apple MacBook. Current students also will be given the opportunity to trade in their PC laptop for an Apple MacBook. This MacBook mobile learning initiative and the reliable campus-wide wireless infrastructure will allow OC to continue to provide opportunities for anytime, anywhere access to media-rich distributed course content.

IPhoneIn addition to the MacBook, the University will be able to offer students an option of either an Apple iPhone or iPod touch. The University is providing this option with the understanding that some students will not want to activate the iPhone with the associated service contract and costs, while others will prefer the iPhone and the added capabilities. The student will be responsible for the activation of the iPhone with the service provider.

The vision of incorporating instructional technology tools into teaching and learning is critical to our future success and the success of our graduates. We are excited about this new phase of mobile learning at Oklahoma Christian University and will continue to search for ways to enhance teaching and learning.

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Shuffles, Books, and Pros now available

Apple store updated:

  • Shuffle gets a gig
  • Books get faster
  • Pro’s get faster(multi-touch)
  • I cant update completely cause i am running a tight schedule.

Zune games look better than the DS

Yep. I found this:

Our DS’s(DS’es) are meant to play games. The Zune is meant to play music. Then why is the Zune’s games looking better than ours?

Why are these so nice looking? Ok lets push that to a side and look at the iPhone/iPod Touch. Why does it have no games? There should be games when the 3rd party apps come out but no. Surprisingly Apple have not included any game right?

At GDC 2008, Microsoft announced plans on enabling a community publishing pipeline for the Xbox 360 and Zune. Before this XNA wasn’t too popular. Ok so the Zune brand was launched as a mobile entertainment platform rather than a strictly audio platform and will continue to evolve and expand. But still! The DS should have better capabilities than the Zune!

Microsoft confirms Zune will play games by July 2008.

The Zune’s touchpad will hopefully make for a decent controller. Graphically, Zauri, the only game demoed via video, was simple in nature, but the addition of music library support could make for interesting shooter gameplay.

BBC iPlayer for iPhone and Touch

TUAW is reporting that the BBC iPlayer is coming to the Touch’s in a matter of weeks! This would be very interesting because this would be the first ever 3rd Party (official) app on the iPhone+iPod Touch.

iPod Shuffle 49$ 2GB for 69$

According to an e-mail from Apple the iPod Shuffle is now 49$. And the Shuffle 2GB is on its way for only 69$.

Check out the Apple Site for more.

Another quiet rollout from Apple.

32GB iPod Touch

Just got a mail from Apple saying that the iPod Touch has been released in 32 GB! This is great news. I might just go out and buy one! It wont be before long when the 32GB iPhone comes out