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Phil Reddall

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Hudl – Is this the start of the BYOD mainstream revolution?


Tesco's is stepping into the Tablet market with a new offering; the Hudl.

It's no iPad... but then does it need to be?

At £119, it is significantly cheaper than many other tablets. There are many feature-benefit arguments, technical discussions and even brand arguments that can be set, for or against the newcomer.

However what interests me is the staggeringly low (comparitively) cost, especially whe n you consider people will be able to use clubcard vouchers as part payment,,,,

So my question is this; Is this a game changer? Are we about to see a step-change in the mass market uptake of tablet devices?

If so then that may have rammifications for organisational learning. There are without doubt early adopters already forging a path for the rest with BYOD learning content, and (signifiucantly) there are even more organisations peering in with interest waiting to see what happens.....

Does Tesco's new venture mean that all those watching are one step closer to taking the plunge?

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  1. Hudl may be the EU game changer

    Phil, you are right. Hudl has the potential to be a game changer.

    Look at APAC countries where Indonesia and Thailand have one-tablet-one-child programs, that's opened up education for all, dependent of course on content being available and above all, interesting.  It's only the teachers that are holding the sea back.

    But considering corporate training, the cost of the tablet isn't the issue, it's the baby boomer generation that still run corporates, especially HR and training departments.  We need Generation i to get embedded in there and demand to oust the PowerPoint jockeys and the Chalk & Talk dynosaur trainers.  Between them these three categories stand in the way of mLearning progress.  

    They hold our economy back, soon Generation i will demand lifelong learning for employability, they will be the driver, not just the cheap tablet.

    And only today I saw Spoc heralded as the next phase in the Smart Learning journey. See 

    Yes Spoc's a logical progression, but still we need corporates to follow acedemia who've globally embraced mLearning and are capitalising upon its potential. 

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