Columbus, OH—April 11, 2012 – Beni American University (BAU) has signed a two year partnership with usePULSE to supply its university students with low-cost PULSE Android tablets starting fall 2012. The touch screen tablets will be used by Beni American University students (BAU) to conveniently access its web/mobile based learning resources. BAU services students in Nigeria and has plans to expand to other West African countries. BAU vision is to ensure that education is made available without boundaries to qualified students of all backgrounds, ethnicity, age, gender, religion and income.
This two year technology partnership comes at a time when PULSE is building an unprecedented long term value with its streamline vision of re-imagining the personality of education in African universities. The BAU partnership is just one of the many deals the IT startup anticipates closing in 2012.
So, Raspberry pi, the open, credit-card-sized, $35 single-board computer launched today and sold out within hours. It’s a great, affordable product, with its creators aiming to “stimulate the teaching of basic computer science in schools.”
Specs-at-a-glance: 700 Mhz / 256 MB Ram / Linux / SD Card / RCA video out (straight to your tv)* / Standard 3.5mm (headphone) audio out* / ethernet jack. *HDMI option for audio + video.
What do you guys think of it? I’m hoping our future software devs in Africa get to take advantage of it… and it works its way into our school curricula. I’m admittedly very detached from the education market on the continent, so if anyone in the group knows the right people to support such an initiative, please let make them aware of the product. Regardless, do share your thoughts below.
via Ikezi Kamanu