03 Apr '11, 10pm

Are iPhones really a must?: The principal might wish to do a return-on-investment analysis or consider alterna...

I REFER to reports on Pioneer Junior College's plans to help every student get an iPhone after creating a special app "to facilitate communication between the school, staff and students as well as enhance teaching and learning". Is it really prudent to invest in an iPhone at such a great expense to parents and/or the taxpaying public? The principal might wish to do a return-on-investment analysis or consider alternatives that could enhance communication between the school and the students more productively: Such as enhancing the expanded networking, using Facebook, Twitter or Skype and other less costly, more user-friendly technologies. If the objective is to release notes and other data, then the iPhone is not the way to go. There are other simpler and less luxurious alternatives to undertaking this. Can't such data be downloaded from the school's and Ministry of Educatio...

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