Thursday, February 3, 2011

How Smart Phones Could Change K-12 Education

“They enable more than just anytime, anywhere learning. They enable everywhere, all the time learning,” said Elliot Soloway, a professor at the University of Michigan, speaking of mobile phones. Soloway goes on to explain how laptops and netbooks are a thing of the past for today’s students. It’s all about portability. He says, “Portability trumps everything…portability provides learning in context.” With smart phones becoming more and more affordable, how long will it take until every kid in school has one? Will there come a day when students will choose to do their assignments on the mobile device in their pocket instead of the computer, or even piece of paper in front of them?

Read the full article at The Journal

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