Moving ahead with education

Cellphones help us keep in touch, take photos, listen to music and tell us where to go. Now they’ll educate us too.

01 July 2009

As mobile market penetration grows across Africa and “mobile” because more ubiquitous, mobile learning is gaining ground. Mobile learning, also known as m-learning, is simply the delivery of learning over mobile platforms. Earth-shattering? No. Essential to delivering education in Africa? Yes.

Says Elliott Masie, visionary for the Masie Institute: “Mobile devices will evolve to be the primary computing device in the Third World, as well as in the Second and First Worlds, over the next four years.”

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