Special Report

Mobile learning: Not just laptops any more

Posted on February 25, 2011

Last fall, nearly 50 percent of middle and high school students said they carried some type of smart phone.

Not all that long ago, the term “mobile learning” implied laptop computers and mobile carts that were wheeled from classroom to classroom. Now, as a growing number of students carry smart phones, tablets, and other mobile devices that can connect to the internet wirelessly through a cellular as well as a Wi-Fi connection, the definition of “mobile learning” is expanding—and with it, the possibilities inherent in the term.

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