Mobile Devices Deliver Learning in Africa
Educators are finding innovative ways to bring education to students in remote areas using cellphones, laptops, and MP3 players.
School-age children across Africa often don’t have access to a formal education. They may live in remote rural areas or in violence-plagued regions too dangerous for teachers to visit. Others can’t spend a full day in the classroom: They have to work or are heading households left without adults because of the ravages of AIDS.
But educators are finding increasingly innovative ways to bring education to such students in various countries in Africa, using mobile technologies to deliver curricula in ways that go beyond what many school districts are doing with portable devices in the United States.
Cellphones, laptop computers, MP3 players, and even solar-powered radios are all being used creatively both to bring education to students and help teachers...
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