Thursday, 27 October 2011

Read the #mobile education report and join @gsma for #mlearning projects

The GSMA's Mobile Education project (launched in early 2011 with the objective of addressing market barriers and accelerating the adoption of Mobile Education solutions around the world) has recently published a paper "The Mobile Proposition for Education" and other interesting papers downloadable from http://www.gsmaembeddedmobile.com/mobile-education/ describing some key educational scenarios where the use of mobile-enabled handheld technologies can deliver significant benefits. It also describes the assets and expertise the mobile ecosystem (i.e. mobile network operators, handset manufacturers, systems and solutions providers) can offer to support education.

The scenarios are:

  • Vocational education and training,
  • Consistent connectivity for children,
  • Out of classroom education and collaboration,
  • Professional learning and development,
  • Literacy skills,
  • Supporting students with learning difficulties and disabilities

These scenarios are illustrated with real world examples of how mobile technologies are transforming teaching and learning in many contexts and countries.

For those interested, there is also a report on the mLearning landscape, focusing on mLearning in Japan, France, Spain and UK, with examples from these areas. That report can be viewed here.

GSMA is still looking for mobile education case studies and educational institutions which would be interested in working with mobile network operators on pilot projects. So get your bid in!

To find out more about the project and to share your mobile education experiences, good practice and ideas please contact / email mobileeducation@gsm.org.