It would seem course materials, textbooks, and professorial fireside chats are going the way of the newspaper--online. But this Japanese college takes things a step further, offering courses over the phone. Cyber University will live-stream a PowerPoint slide show, accompanied by the instructor's lecture through your cellie's tiny screen and speaker. Imagine sitting on the Tokyo subway, annoying (or intriguing) your fellow passengers with a scholarly discourse on the Egyptian pyramids or (insert obscure scientific topic here).
Yes, of course there's a catch. Like Apple and so many others, for now they've got an exclusive contract with one, and only one, service provider. It's their version of a test-drive, but makes you wonder: is the University's mission to adapt to the changing needs of learners really headed in the right direction?
Read the full AP story at SFGate.