"...That might be the connection between texting and “work” writing — one form might feed and facilitate the other.
“Our students write more than any generation in history,” Gabrill said. “They have to be doing something right.”
As mobile phones become more and more prevalent in the Global South, their uses keep expanding, from banking to healthcare provision. Why not extend the use to education?
Granted - in many contexts, the concern is more about a healthy environment to grow up in, in all senses of the word, then ensuring they have the latest smartphone techonology - and rightly so. But I will suggest that the spread of digital writing can open opportunities for education in a different package, especially, perhaps, in adult literacy.