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Pupils more nuanced than media on smartphones in school, according to new research

eLearningworld News The researcher Torbjörn Ott at Gothenburg University has analysed the smartphone’s social aspects and as a tool for learning in his doctoral thesis Mobile phones in school: From disturbing objects to infrastructure for learning.  The result shows that pupils give a very nuanced image to the use of smartphones in school. On one side it can be used for cheating, disturbing by playing online games and use social media etc. during class, but… Continue reading

Latest News: UNESCO educate 100 teachers in mobile learning to empower women and girls

eLearningworld News from Nigeria The general goal is to empower women and girls in literacy where the first step is to educate 100 teachers to use mobile learning. The project is run by UNESCO in co-operation with Nigerian authorities and the media company NAN. The eLearning lessons focus on Basic Science and Technology, Mathematics and English targeting both non-formal education and students from formal education. The UNESCO Project Coordinator, Hajiya Safiya Mohammed says: “The project… Continue reading

Latest News: New research on the benefits with Mobile Learning

eLearningworld News from the Science World New research from the Brookings Institution about using mobile devices and wireless technology for learning shows that it is perhaps the most powerful driving-force to transform and develop school education. As the author of the report Darrell M. West, vice President and founding director at Brookings Center for Technology Innovation writes: “Yet despite the emergence of digital learning, most countries still design their educational systems for agrarian and industrial… Continue reading

Latest News: Can technology bridge the Century-long Gap in Education?

eLearningworld News from the World Developing countries still have average levels of education in the 21st Century that were achieved in many western countries by the early decades of the 20th Century. With a business-as-usual approach it would take 100 more years until these countries educational level would catch up Europe, Northern America, Australia and Japan, according to UN. The shortcut bridge to accelerate the development is built by the increasing use of mobile phones.… Continue reading