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PROSPECTS

, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp 5–11 | Cite as

Mobile learning in the last mile

  • Ken BanksEmail author
Viewpoints/ Controversies

For every personal computer in a developing country there are roughly five mobile phones. Although many of these continue to be older or low-end models—despite the continued rise of the smartphone—today’s high-end devices have as much processing power as a personal computer did in the mid-1990s. In comparison, personal computers today have more number-crunching ability than all the computers that took the Apollo rocket to the moon over thirty years ago. The boundary between mobile phones, handheld game consoles, entertainment devices, and personal computers is becoming increasingly blurred, with devices such as the Blackberry, Android-driven smartphones, GPS-enabled mobile phones, Ultra Mobile PCs, and tablets breaking new ground. Technology continues to advance at a remarkable pace, opening up new opportunities few people would have considered a few short years ago.

Convergence and mobility—and increasingly “ultra mobility”—are words on everyone’s minds; even Intel announced a “major...

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Mobile Phone Mobile Technology Mobile Learning Mobile Game Feature Phone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.St. Ives, CambridgeUK

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