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June 15, 2009 / compassioninpolitics

Mobile Learning: Cellular Phones as Learning Tools

The Pittsburg Post Gazette reports:

Here’s a stat that will shock no one: Cell phone users in the United States have increased from 34 million a decade ago to more than 203 million, which comes very close to fulfilling the Supreme Court’s one man-one cell phone mandate. World-wide, there are an estimated two billion cell phones, which means an unfortunate 4.5 billion people go to bed every night without cell-phoning.

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This cell phone use data combined with their popularity with 5-12 students highlights the need to leverage cell phones in the classroom:

Thanks to this video on mobile learning and education from Ideas and Thoughts. The world of mLearning and mEducation is certainly growing. Pit

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  1. Sharon Boller / Jun 17 2009 2:03 pm

    Great video. As corporate America tries to figure out how to use cell phones in training, this provides interesting perspective.

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