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Mobile learning to ensure Education For All in South Africa

UNESCO and Nokia have signed an agreement on October 20, 2010 to promote the use of mobile technologies to further the objectives of Education For All. Initially, Nokia will contribute between five and ten million Euros.

Mobile phones – now almost ubiquitous amongst secondary school pupils – provide new and exciting opportunities to support and develop learning and teaching. The Mobile Learning for Mathematics project in South Africa is a great example of the benefits mobile technology can bring to education.

The Mobile Learning for Mathematics project is a public-private partnership.

To read more go to Nokia Coversations by Clicking Here!

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Using cell phones in the classroom?

A SOUTH African education company has figured out a way to allow children to access electronic books (e-books) even when they do not have access to desktop computers.

 A University of SA survey of Gauteng high school pupils showing 75,4% access the internet via cellphones, suggests the ability to open a textbook using a device many pupils have, opens up great possibilities.

Star Schools, which provides extra tuition to 37 000 children nationally, and 22 000 by distance tuition, is to launch this technology nationally through its technology division, My Star, this month.

To read more go to the original article in Business Day on allAfrica.com by Clicking here!