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Low-Cost ICT Devices for Educational Systems in the Developing World

Back at the turn of the century, education was gripped by the diffusion of amazing hand-held devices for children. These tools, at first considered an expensive and delicate novelty, soon became standard for every child in wealthy education systems and from there defused around the world to nearly every classroom.

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This is actually a description of slate tablets in the early 1800′s, but it could aptly describe the technological revolution we are seeing in education today with low-cost ICT devices.
The rise of ICT devices

Low-Cost ICT Devices for Educational Systems in the Developing World

Back at the turn of the century, education was gripped by the diffusion of amazing hand-held devices for children. These tools, at first considered an expensive and delicate novelty, soon became standard for every child in wealthy education systems and from there defused around the world to nearly every classroom.

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This is actually a description of slate tablets in the early 1800′s, but it could aptly describe the technological revolution we are seeing in education today with low-cost ICT devices.
The rise of ICT devices

MattYork - Phones Are a Real Alternative to Computers

Is a smartphone a mobile phone with PDA functionality? Or is a smartphone a PDA with mobile telephony as a feature? A PDA does not require connectivity or a carrier. PDAs have local storage for text, audio and video files. Text files are impractical to read on a smartphone by more than one person at a time, but four people can watch a video on a smartphone at the same time. Ten people can listen to an audio file on a smart phone. With an external speaker, 30 people can listen to an audio file. In many situations, these examples are much more practical compared to a computer.

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