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Smart Phones to Eliminate Digital Divide?

Using a Smart Phone

Within five years, every K-12 student in America will be using a mobile handheld device as a part of learning, according to Elliot Soloway, a professor at the University of Michigan. “Smart phones are the one technology that can eliminate the digital divide,” he told THE Journal. “Given the cost of the device, it is very conceivable that every child, rich or poor, can have one 24/7.”

Soloway is founder and chief executive officer of GoKnow, an education consultancy that provides professional development seminars for educators, and a member of the faculty in the College of Engineering, the School of Education, and the School of Information at U. Mich. He’s been following education technology trends for the last three decades, focusing especially on mobile devices for the bulk of those years.

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