03.05.2012 - Education Sector

New UNESCO Papers on Mobile Learning in Europe

The scale and diversity of mobile learning projects in the United Kingdom and Denmark indicate that sustained government investment is necessary to roll out large projects which effectively use mobile phones for learning.

 Secondary school teachers in Europe, beyond using mobile phones to enrich the delivery of education, have recently begun asking students to practice technical and critical thinking skills by designing their own mobile applications.

These trends and illustrative projects, among others, are detailed in the newly released papers about mobile learning in Europe.  The papers are an essential component of the broader UNESCO Working Paper Series on Mobile Learning.  The Series scans the global to provide concrete examples of how mobile technologies, due largely to their availability and affordability, can respond to unique educational challenges in different contexts; supplement and enrich formal schooling; and, in general, make learning everywhere more accessible, equitable, and personalized.

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