Mobile Learning Technology Concept Development
Through Mobile Learning technology concept development, UNESCO aims to identify specific mobile technologies to support the achievement of Education For All, in order to understand what works and why.
Mobile technologies are an attractive and easy means to maintain literacy skills and gain constant access to information. They are affordable, can be easily distributed and thus hold great potential for reaching marginalized groups and providing them with access to further learning and development. Mobile technologies facilitate distance learning in situations where access to education is difficult or interrupted because of geographical location or due to post-conflict or post-disaster situations.
UNESCO is open to new partnerships like the one with Nokia which clearly draws on the principle that a cell phone is not only a device, but a door to greater education and information. The activities under this partnership began in May 2011.