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Teaching America’s First Course on Mobile Phone Learning

Teaching America’s First Course on Mobile Phone Learning

This is an article from the EDUCAUSE Quarterly, Volume 33, Number 3, 2010. The authors report on their experiences in setting up a class on mobile technology. While graduate students they were "pondering issues of computer literacy and computer access that still challenge the educational realm. We realized that in many communities around the globe mobile phone ownership has helped people bypass some digital divide issues. From Africa and Asia to the Americas, rural, impoverished communities or those with limited computer literacy have affordable technology in their hands and use it to great effect.1 The technology of choice is the mobile phone because it gives people the ability to communicate and connect with friends and family, schedule appointments and reminders, and play games." The... Show More


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