Well, of course, I knew this was coming. I'm rather surprised it hasn't happened earlier. A school in Birmingham, UK, is rolling out a pilot project with PSPs -- they are going to use them to teach history:
School that will teach history on a PlayStation
"Pupils are being handed gaming consoles to help with their studies.
Teachers believe the Sony PlayStations will motivate youngsters studying French, history and geography.
The hand-held devices can carry educational video and audio clips as well as notes and pictures."
It sounds like the PSP is going to be used as a media device and a browser. Obviously they can author and hear podcasts, Flash video clips, and other Web 2.0 consumables. Something I'll try to watch closely.
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