Computers Vs Smartphones in Schools

By Jessica Colaço
  Published 23 Feb 2011
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Computers in Schools - Wouldn't smart phones be better? With all the hype around getting laptops, desktops, big computers of any kind into Kenyan schools, what about mobile phones? Might smart phones, with their easy of use and growing screen size be a better tool for students? Say one iPhone per child or one iPad per teenager? Smartphones for schools could be more viable (cost, personable, and battery life) than computers. Yet computers have the form factor, training programs, and applications for education. Join Wayan Vota, a noted expert on ICT and education to explore the role of mobile phones (and computers) in Kenyan education on Friday March 4th, at the iHub. Smartphones for Education a conversation with Wayan Vota Friday, March 4th, 9-11am @iHubNairobi Bishop Magua Centre George Padmore Lane Nairobi, Kenya As a bonus, we'll be giving away an IDEOS Google phone and Solio solar chargers, and have drinks and snacks to power your thoughts. But only if you sign up for the event.
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