Futurelab, an education innovator has published a new handbook for students of UK, which will allow students to use mobile phones, PDAs and pocket PCs for learning.
Handhelds-Learning with Handheld Technologies is packed with practical advice and is a must for any school or local authority considering using mobile devices for learning. The handbook is a result of 2-year research programme, involved 26 schools across two local authorities. These handheld devices have the potential to enable personalised, collaborative learning, and facilitate new relationships between teachers and pupils as well as between home and school. Additionally, these handheld devices will encourage teachers to use the wide range of digital content that can be accessed from a handheld to enhance teaching. Video clips, digital photography, voting or data collection software incorporated into lessons helps to engage pupils with different learning styles and therefore enables learning to be more personalised.