Mobile phones as a social means of education

Mobile phones can be used in education just as computers can. They can for instance serve as social tools that pupils use to develop one another’s projects. Mobile phone games can also enhance learning. Finnish schools have started using mobile phones as a proper learning tool. Professor Jari Multisilta from Pori University Consortium has been studying the potential educational uses of mobile phones since the late 1990s. This was when the first WAP phones and communicators were introduced, which allowed for the production of simple contents on mobile phones. According to the professor, a major future application for mobile social media will be in the area of on-the-job learning and group work.



About Giorgio Bertini

Director at Learning Change Project - Research on society, culture, art, neuroscience, cognition, critical thinking, intelligence, creativity, autopoiesis, self-organization, rhizomes, complexity, systems, networks, leadership, sustainability, thinkers, futures ++
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