Research: Phone Analog Motorola DynaTAC 8000X Advanced Mobile Phone System mobile phone as of 1983 The first commercially automated cellular network (the 1G generation) was launched in Japan by NTT in 1979 (Wikipedia, n.d., para. 8).
(NationMaster.com, n.d.) Matching Innovation to Need
Others are using digital storytelling and have begun to explore the cell phone as a development media: http://www.storycenter.org/ http://electronicportfolios.org/digistory/ http://www.storymapping.org/ http://www.nwp.org/cs/public/print/resource/2392 Research: Digital Storytelling
A number of institutions are utilizing cell phones in a variety of ways to enhance learning. Notable: International Society for Technology in Education , or ISTE Research: m-learning
Why iPhones & Cell Phones? Over 600 mobile operators and carriers in commercial production worldwide Over 50 mobile operators have over 10 million subscribers each, Over 150 mobile operators have at least one million subscribers by the end of 2008 (Wikipedia, n.d., para. 44)
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