We've just started work on EDU 2.0 for mobile devices, and we're going to target the iPhone in version 1. I'm not sure whether it's going to be native or browser-based; PhoneGap might be a way to get the best of both worlds.
The first version will support four main areas of the site - classes, assignments, messages and calendar. Here's a sketch:
- "Classes" will list the classes you're teaching and taking.
- "Assignments" will show your due and past due assignments.
- "Messages" shows your inbox.
- "Calendar" shows today's calendar with a weekly view as well.
It's not clear how much data users will want to enter from a mobile device. For example, I can imagine a student browsing a lesson or taking a quiz, but it's hard to imagine a teacher creating a lesson or a student submitting a freeform essay question.
Once we get version 1 out, we'll get plenty of feedback on which additional areas of the site are most visited from a mobile device.