Now come the questions.
- Will it work OK in the real world, with dust, glare, and rain?
- Is the battery life REALLY 10 hours?
- Who will buy them - kids wanting a cheap multimedia computer, housewives, businesses?
- What's it FOR?
In our office on Planet Earth, we are wrestling with Microsoft's Live@Edu and its interoperability requirements with Moodle, hoping to have it ready for enrolment, less than a month away. The hardware for our lecture video trial is being installed now, with a similar timeframe. And today we discovered that the lecture capture/broadcast software doesn't like the brand of HD videocam our AV Dept has just purchased - 20 of them! Our secure online test environment has passed final system testing, and the quizzes for the new intake assessments will be trialled next week. Just in time...
Oh yes, and we're starting a programme of training workshops for the Moodle latecomers, and setting up their courses before classes start on the 22nd of February. Plus seminars/talks on Turnitin and Respondus - oops, that's me, I'd better get organised!
We live in interesting times...