MyNotes - Cellphones into Classrooms
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I love the approach in this article...what opportunities are we missing as educators in U.S. K-16 schools by not taking advantage of the technology our children have access to in ever-increasing numbers?
Technology Director Turns Cellphones Into Classrooms - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education
- And, as in much of Africa, cellphones are ubiquitous. A 2007 study found that 98.5 percent of the country's university students had one.
- Instead of looking at such behavior as a disruptive use of technology, she argues, institutions need to embrace it.
- At Cape Town, the university is working to make recorded lectures mobile friendly, for instance, and Ms. Czerniewicz and her colleagues have designed an SMS mobile-learning tool that lets students in a course ask questions and compare notes, anonymously if they want to.
- It works on any cellphone, not just smartphones.
- In the university sphere, "there is a disjuncture between how we design for the use of technology and what students are already doing with technology," Ms. Czerniewicz says. "Higher education is missing an opportunity."
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