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Cell-phone college classes face hurdles

By Dennis Carter, Assistant Editor
September 8th, 2009

In what is becoming a growing trend, campus technology officials expect most college course material soon will be accessible on mobile devices -- but IT departments first must make all course web sites readable on the iPhone, Blackberry, and other smart phones prevalent among students.


Louisiana Community & Technical College System and Ball State University were two of the first American institutions to offer courses via cell phone, although not every course was made accessible. Campuses of every size are considering the move to cell-phone-enabled classes, but some IT administrators see the variety of different smart-phone interfaces--from Windows to Google Android,

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  • Cell-phone college classes face hurdles

    By Dennis Carter, Assistant Editor
    September 8th, 2009

    In what is becoming a growing trend, campus technology officials expect most college course material soon will be accessible on mobile devices -- but IT departments first must make all course web sites readable on the iPhone, Blackberry, and other smart phones prevalent among students.


    Louisiana Community & Technical College System and Ball State University were two of the first American institutions to offer courses via cell phone, although not every course was made accessible. Campuses of every size are considering the move to cell-phone-enabled classes, but some IT administrators see the variety of different smart-phone interfaces—from Windows to Google Android,

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