Russell Buckley, “one of the leading experts on mobile marketing in the world,” concludes his 10 predictions for 2009 with “Mobile Learning.” He explains why, and writes:
“Incidentally, if you’re interested in this whole “mobile meets learning” area, a great resource is Judy Breck’s blog, Golden Swamp. Check it out.”
The posts I have written here at GoldenSwamp on the topic are available in the Mobile Learning category.
I have reposted my picture here of my iPhone asking a green gnome “Who is your daddy” because it suggests that this tool to deliver learning is blind to prejudice. The setting students are in does not create or diminish expectations for them; the device simply delivers knowledge. And as Russell says,
In the meantime, many of these target kids already have access to a mobile, albeit one per family or even one per village, but the point is that they already are connected to a digital device today. So take the principle of the OLpC project and combine all that goodness with the mobile and we have something that’s already capable of changing the world. And once you start educating ordinary people, they’re less easy to indoctrinate with propaganda and fanatical messages, so in a way, the mobile could be responsible for sowing the seeds of world peace, if that doesn’t sound too hippyish.