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Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Classroom mobile phone use will be encouraged at Howick College as part of a 12-week education pilot study.

Many teachers would be outraged if a student used a mobile phone in their classroom but at Howick College in Auckland, their use will soon be encouraged. The school will become the first in New Zealand to incorporate mobile-phone based learning into students’ daily lives next week when a new 12-week government-sanctioned pilot project kicks off for the start of the new term.

Howick College was chosen for the project after the school’s geography teacher Nathan Kerr and its ICT director Robert Douglas convinced the Ministry of Education that mobile-phone based learning, known as mLearning, was the way of the future.

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