Forbidden ... or encouraged? When planning for new initiatives that will introduce and/or utilize information and communications technologies (ICTs) in some way, a simple general rule of thumb is worth considering: The best technology is often the one you already have, know how to (and do) use, and can afford. In many places around the world, this technology is the mobile phone. This is not to contend that 'new' technology devices should not be considered -- far from it! ...
In July 2014, Vodafone UK commissioned Tinder Foundation to deliver the Mobile Devices project, a six-month study into the benefits of mobile data and devices for digitally excluded people. The project was informed by Vodafone’s 2014 report Mobile: A Powerful Tool For Digital Inclusion, which proposed a number of ways mobile devices and connectivity could help to drive forward digital inclusion. This report provides a qualitative evaluation of the Vodafone Mobile Devices project.
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This looks like an interesting new report on digital inclusion through mobile devices.
Flipped learning is more than just having students do homework during the school day. It’s more than just putting the onus on students to teach themselves. In fact, it’s neither of those things. Don’t be fooled by simple explanations of flipped classrooms that simplify a highly complex undertaking.
Smartphones are fueling a shift in the communication landscape for teens. Nearly three-quarters of teens now use smartphones and 92% of teens report going online daily — including 24% who say they go online "almost constantly."
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An interesting overview of US teens' evolving social media use, driven by mobile access
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