We’ve come up with a rough spec for kit.
- Capacitive touchscreen (multitouch)
- Android 2.3 or higher (for no better reason that what the two assessor are using on their phones and already know – no sense making more barriers than needed! It’s an approach which has worked well for us before with things like WordPress)
- 3G (for those occasions we’re out and about without wifi)
- Camera & Video/Audio recording (essential for evidence gathering and more or less standard anyway)
We’re looking mid-range in terms of physical size – don’t want something that’s a big to cart around as a laptop, but do want something that offers enough extra screen real estate to offer a real advantage over a phone.
A bit of background reading dropped into my inbox my coincidence the same day, about the Kindle Fire we’ve been hearing so much about. Not entirely a positive review, but highlights some of the issues to be aware of.
As we intend to loan the kit out to learners we’ve also put ‘robust’ as a desirable quantity and we’re not looking to spend more than about £250 per tablet.
Getting learners involved from the get go we’ve set up a shared Google doc and set them off looking for quotes based on that spec!
Thought and experiences welcome…