Thursday, November 29, 2007

Trivia: Egyptology on the go

Gear Log

Yeah, yeah, this latest generation of cell phones can sure do some impressive stuff, but as countless proponents of edutainment gaming titles have taught us time and again, a technology ain't worth its weight in silicon until it becomes a harbinger of serious learnin'.

Japan's Cyber University (Sequoia Institute, eat your heart out) is taking charge of the matter by harnessing the power of cell phones to offer college courses on the go. The first class at the university--which is, incidentally, owned by mobile provider, Softbank--to be offered via cell phone is "Mysteries of the Pyramids" (sounds like it should be taught by Robert Stack). According to Engadget, it will be available as a streaming Power Point presentation viewable on mobile devices

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