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dc.contributor.author Ford, M
dc.contributor.author Botha, Adèle
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-12T08:40:30Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-12T08:40:30Z
dc.date.issued 2007-05
dc.identifier.citation Ford, M and Botha, A. 2007. MobilED – an accessible mobile learning platform for Africa. IST-Africa 2007 Conference, Maputo Mozambique, 9-11 May 2007, pp 10 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/1777
dc.description Copyright: 2007 Authors en
dc.description.abstract MobilED is a 3-year international collaborative project aimed at creating meaningful learning environments using mobile phone technologies and services. The outputs were a set of learning scenarios that were successfully tested in schools and a prototype MobilED technology platform that provides mobile audio-wikipedia functionality. The MobilED audio-wikipedia utilises the basic texting capabilities of mobile phones and enables the user to send a text message (SMS) with a search term to Wikipedia. The server responds to the user-initiated query with a return call were the article is read using a speech synthesizer. Phase 1 consisted of exploratory research into the use of mobile phones in an advantaged private school and in a poor government school in Tshwane, South Africa. This paper reports on findings from the initial pilots in Year 1 of MobilED and proposes a way forward. It also explores the possibility of the mobile phone as the de-facto mobile learning platform for Africa en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher IST-Africa 2007 en
dc.subject Mobile learning en
dc.subject Mobile phones en
dc.subject Learning scenarios en
dc.subject Technology platform en
dc.subject Audio-wikipedia en
dc.subject Synthesizer en
dc.subject Information society en
dc.title MobilED – an accessible mobile learning platform for Africa en
dc.type Presentation en


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