Cross-cultural study of the use of mobile phones E.A. Draffan (Univ. of Southampton, UK), Kenryu Nakamura, Mamoru Iwabuchi (Univ. of Tokyo, Japan), Takeo Kondo, Sheryl Burgstahler (Univ. of Washington, USA)
Mobile phones were identified in the Horizon Report (2009)as the technologies with the highest likelihood of entry into the mainstream of learning-focused institutions within the next year. The fastest-growing sales segment belongs to smart phones (2010) http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2009/ & http ://wp.nmc.org/horizon2010 / More statistics
If my phone could change text to reduce glare this would be brill Speaking instructions - hard to remember the commands or which button sets it working. e.g phone home The 'large' text option on for font is not very large! Due to fear of getting frustrated at not knowing a feature, I had the blackberry for 6 months in a box before I started using it a year ago. I am still not familiar with all the features.
Examples I take a picture as reminder and open webpages to save them as bookmarks so I can see the whole later Take pictures of whiteboards and other information (e.g. slides) to save making notes I use it to time activities...e.g. walking to the shops. Then save this information as a spread sheet. As I massively misjudge amount of time activities take. I also use the camera to take pictures of people I meet (with their permission) as I have a very very poor memory for names, so often cant find them in my phone book. The pictures help a lot. The fact the internet is always on hand is excellent for spelling, maps etc. I now cant imagine how I would manage without it, as I use it several times a day. I read PDF documents on iPhone on the way to school. using the notes to remember things, and using the alarm more than most people.
The Magical Pocket of Aki-chan Project has been co-researched by the Research Centre of Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Tokyo and SoftBank Mobile Corp. (started June 2009) http://at2ed.jp/sbm/mp.pdf
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