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Thread: Rupert Murdoch in the classroom? New Amplify Android launched

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    Default Rupert Murdoch in the classroom? New Amplify Android launched

    News Corp has just launched a €300 Android tablet called Amplify. The target is pupils in schools and there is a suggestion in one report that they believe there may even be a Government grant from the Race to the Top programme to enable schools to purchase the Amplify.

    Please notice the two front facing cameras in the tablet. It seems they want to use motion tracking on distracted students. News Corp will also support structures for managing data on pupils.
    By far the more worrying issue for me is that they plan to issue curriculum software as well.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/06/business/media/news-corp-has-a-tablet-for-schools.html?ref=media&_r=0

    (We had some interesting posts on this thread a while back on the issue of technology and education in the context of homeschooling. http://www.politicalworld.org/showthread.php?t=5088&highlight=homeschooling )
    Last edited by Spectabilis; 07-03-2013 at 05:32 PM.

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    This is what it looks like:


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