手機和語言教育

在這一個非常 active 的 mailing-list 看到一個有趣問題,某位老兄問到,手機的 data service 市場,照理說應該有教育的版圖。他來自歐洲,很想知道日本目前的市場上,有什麼樣的服務是專門針對教育學習(更精確的來說,應該是語言學習)而推出的。眾人聒舌討論後,爬出了 McGraw-Hill 的這個動作…

McGraw-Hill tests study aids via wireless
by Mike Dano
April 12, 2004 1:26 PM EST

Text book company McGraw-Hill/Irwin announced it will offer textbook study guides for mobile-phone users. The offering, still in testing, allows students to access textbook-correlated quizzes, key terms and flashcards using their mobile phones’ WAP Internet browsers.

這下好了。方便的「攜帶」,中小學生人手一隻的情況,只會越來越普遍。這會對語言教育產生什麼影響?如果 carriers 和 content providers 結合,針對中小學推出包班包月的費率,讓實驗小學的班級可以利用手機來學習語言,那麼此舉可能所帶來的衝擊,是我們所樂見的嗎?

延伸:Language E-Learning on the Move

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