Why would you want to give away your products to your employees? Robert X. Cringely has the answer:
Follow up on any problems. The fact that Apple sees the iPhone as a hugely important platform for the future can be seen in the company’s decision to give a top-of-the-line iPhone to every Apple employee, even part-timers. This is frigging brilliant. EVERY Apple employee becomes an iPhone evangelist. EVERY Apple employee participates in ongoing stress testing and customer feedback. You can bet that every technical problem will be addressed quickly, simply because the entire company will be experiencing these problems. (My emphasis)
Question: How would you achieve this in, say, an organisation which provides education?