Turning On Mobile Learning in Latin America

This review examined seventeen initiatives and found that they typically fit into one of five profiles: experimental programmes launched at the university level; pilot programmes for children and adolescents in vulnerable populations; literacy programmes for youth and adults; programmes seeking to improve educational management; and programmes addressing specific issues such as assessment and test preparation, especially preparation for university entrance examinations.

At the policy level, mobile learning is still in its infancy. Restrictions on the use of mobile phones in schools are still widely imposed through government or institutional rules, though this situation is changing in some countries.

Nevertheless, mobile learning holds considerable potential in the region. In particular,
educators and policy-makers have shown interest in exploring how mobile technologies can
be used to address key educational issues such as literacy, educational access and retention.

Surveys & Reports
Sunday, January 1, 2012 (All day)
María Teresa Lugo, Sebastián Schurmann
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