Education, Technology, Design, Innovation, Community
Posted by Jamie Oberdick on Jan 9, 2009 in Blog, TLT Speaker Series | 1 comment
Cell phones can aid students, educator argues
Michigan professor uses cell phones in interesting, innovative ways.
I started today reading a post at HASTAC on Approaching Global Literacy with Cellphone Technology. Cell phones are a bit of a no-brainer for the rest of the world: maybe our networks in comparison are just too archaic- and slowing adoption?. HASTAC says in part:
Cellphones have eclipsed computers, both desktop and laptop, as the most promising technology in emerging economies such as India, China and Africa, something that MILLEE embraced from its founding in 2004. In 2007, Businessweek writer Bruce Nussbaum reported that the One Laptop Per Child initiative should, after much fanfare, be called a failure, “Cell phones are far more popular as the means to connect to the net in much of the Third World,” wrote Nussbaum, “and cellphone-type devices rather than cute little laptops might have made much more sense.”
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