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dc.contributor.author Butgereit, L
dc.contributor.author Botha, Adèle
dc.contributor.author Van Niekerk, D
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-04T09:58:17Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-04T09:58:17Z
dc.date.issued 2009-12
dc.identifier.citation Butgereit, L, Botha, A and Van Niekerk, D. 2009. Using cell phones to improve language skills: the Hadeda project. 1st International ICST Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries (AFRICOMM 2009), Maputo, Mozambique, 3-4 December 2009, pp 1-11 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-963-9799-85-1
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/3931
dc.description 1st International ICST Conference on e-Infrastructure and e-Services for Developing Countries (AFRICOMM 2009), Maputo, Mozambique, 3-4 December 2009 en
dc.description.abstract Language skills are essential for education and economic development. Many countries (especially in Africa) have more than one official language and even more unofficial languages. Being able to express oneself effectively in the written word is required for tertiary education. Unfortunately, cell phones are often blamed for the degradation of language skills. There have been many studies blaming cell phone usage and instant messaging as being responsible for the lack of language skills of children, teenagers, and young adults. Hadeda is a facility where teachers and parents can create spelling lists for pupils and children using either a cell phone or an internet based workstation. Hadeda then generates a fun and enjoyable cell phone midlet (computer program) which pupils and children can download onto their personal cell phone. Hadeda pronounces the words with electronic voices and the pupils and children can then practice their spelling on a medium they enjoy. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher AFRICOMM 2009 en
dc.subject Hadeda project en
dc.subject Languagae skills en
dc.subject Mobile phones en
dc.subject Cell phones en
dc.subject Cell phone midlet en
dc.subject AFRICOMM 2009 en
dc.title Using cell phones to improve language skills: the Hadeda project en
dc.type Presentation en


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