Teaching from the very basic.
I remembered myself when I was learning how to write or read, it did not matter what my teacher did, it was kind of boring.
So I thought that using a cell phone it was a good hook to catch people’s attention, so the tool is a good one but then appears another problem, how can you keep them practicing how to write and read? I think that a couple of text message a day do not work as a way of “improving literacy”
This is how I found m4lit (mobile phone for literacy) or the Yoza Project
Based on the idea that books are fewer than cellphones (or more difficult to access), a story named Kontax was uploaded in South African language. People could make comments, answer polls and write new episodes of this story, all with their cellphones. The initiative was so popular that Kontax now has are several chapters.
A web page was created www.yoza.mobi and more stories were uploaded about different subjects. It “also has a Classics section for public domain content being studied by learners in South Africa, e.g. Romeo and Julie”.
Like the home page said: “like a soapie on your phone” and who does not have fun with a short soapie?