Just text? Come on!

18 Apr

Cell phones were created first as a substitute of the phone, then they introduced text and after that music, camera, apps and videos…

Learning is not about sitting and trying to understand letters and what they mean all together. You have to know when and how to use them. When you incorporate the knowledge to your daily life is when you realize how important or useful is what you just learned.

Based on that, BridgeIT developed a way of teaching using educational videos delivered to teachers through their cell phones. Isn’t that great? So you are not just studying letters, you are watching actual videos with daily life situation where what are you learning is being applied.

This videos are more than just learning, is helping teachers to make their classes more fun and introducing action to those learning sessions.

Learn more about this program taking place in Tanzania (among other countries like Chile 🙂 )

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3 Responses to “Just text? Come on!”

  1. eradicatesextrafficking1 April 27, 2012 at 1:19 AM #

    Texting learning materials to the schools through cell phones is one of the greatest inventions in enhancing the learning process for children in developing countries. Bridge IT texting program, has been made available for the children of Tanzania from the US agency for international development. What a wonderful opportunity that can make a significant change in the school system and increase the students’ performance and likability to attend school. Children love to watch TV and showing videos that are educational is a powerful tool to educate them and keep their interests alive. Furthermore, it enhances their learning experience through instructional video clips. In conclusion, this innovation will also be critical and a highly valued tool to the overall education and development of children worldwide that do not have access to classrooms.

    Majlinda

    • graciabulnes April 29, 2012 at 10:15 PM #

      You are so right Maijlinda!
      And also if you think that sometimes it is more difficult and expensive to have books, using the Cell Phone as a teaching tool is easier, more fun and engaging so it is a win-win situation to promote learning.

  2. thehorrendous May 1, 2012 at 12:04 AM #

    Hey Maijlinda-this is Sarah from class-great post! There are so many interesting online academies from mathematics help at Khan Academy-http://www.khanacademy.org/ to MIT’s Open Course Ware-http://ocw.mit.edu/index.htm which has recently been expanded to several other universities throughout the country. You argue well here that cell phones have been a tool for democracy-for access to education in areas where it may be difficult to find decent schooling.

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