February 26, 2004
Setting the tone for new way to learn
Cell phones could soon become an unlikely teachers' ally thanks to an Edinburgh art tutor's brainwave, reports the scotsman.com.
A new system using the same technology that allows people to download ringtones or get the latest football scores on their mobile, will allows pupils to do their homework using their Nokias and Ericssons.
Students will be able to receive information on particular subjects on their phones - helping them to get their studies done while they sit on the bus or walk down Princes Street on a Saturday afternoon.
"Pupils visiting, for example, the Duke of Wellington monument in Princes Street, or Greyfriar's Bobby, as part of their homework, will be able to text a number and download information on the subject. All the facts will be stored on a database at the school".
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