Japanese College Tracks Student Attendance, Drinking Habits, via iPhone
Man those students at Aoyama Gakuin University in Japan are pretty lucky. All the students there are getting iPhones. The college started giving away iPhones to all 550 members of the faculty and student body today to test out their attendance via iPhone tracking system. In the fall the system is set to be initiated fully. The college is also planing on expand things allowing students to take simple tests, submit homework, and review class related videos.
The cost of the new iPhones will not be incurred by the students or the school. iPhone provider Softbank Mobile Corp is kindly providing all the phones.
Not mentioned is the potential of more invasive tracking of student drinking habits, who's sleeping with who, where the "cool" places to shop are, etc, but hell, free iPhone!
[via the mainichi daily news via engadget]