Normandale prof: Give me Sophia, Inkling over NOOKstudy

After I posted my off-the-cuff reservations about the NOOKstudy program presented by the Barnes & Noble bookstore at Minnesota State University – Mankato, I got this message from Christopher Danielson of Normandale Community College’s math and statistics department:

The Nook Study doesn’t impress this college math instructor at first glance.

I keep on top of this stuff and the systems with the most potential to be “game changers” are Inkling (textbooks for iPad) and Sophia (free online social learning site).

I wrote briefly about the latter recently:

Sophia available today

New online learning tool coming soon

And here’s the Inkling he was talking about.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yX4i9K6upqU&playnext=1&list=PL21B1E5FBFC1F2404

(I’m no techie, so you’ll have to judge for yourself.)