The Sydney Morning Herald of Sydney, Australia, reports that students at hundreds of Australian schools may soon be sporting handheld computers as part of a trial to test the viability of the devices for future schooling initiatives. A three-year trial being run by University of Tasmania’s education faculty has been granted $250,000 in state and federal government funding and is believed to be one of the largest research project of its kind worldwide. A university spokesman said one of the main drivers of the project was to narrow the discrepancy in computer access for students between home and school …