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Mobile phones and extension education - a start.

Mobile phones and extension education - a start.

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  • 1. Using text, and more, for outreach and education.
    Extension in 160 characters, more or less.
  • 2. Cell phones are becoming ubiquitous
    Relative cost effectiveness (vs computer)
    Ease of use
    Why talk about texting?
  • 3. Some 72% of adult cell phone users send and receive text messages now.
    Pew Internet and American Life Project, Cell phones and American adults, September 2010
    According to a recent J.O.E. article, the top four uses of technology by learners were Email, Text Messaging, Digital Photos, and YouTube.
    Journal of Extension, Extension Learners’ Use of Electronic Technology. February 2011
    Statistics (always help).
  • 4. Economics – smart phones = $$$
    Low cost cell phones can send and receive text
    (Relatively) inexpensive to send txt messages
    Ease of use – everyone (well, a lot of people) know how to use a phone keypad
    Smart phones, dumb phones?
  • 5. SMS is a message protocol for phone (and other) communication systems.
    160 character message limit
    One to one, one to many
    Short Message Service (SMS)
  • 6. Twitter expands the sms universe.
    Big network and multiplatform applications
    140 character limit on messages
    20 characters reserved for username
    Connectivity with other web based resources
    Twitter – sms backbone, plus
  • 7. Examples of learning with txt:
    SMS for learning?
  • 8. Access to health info via cell phones is an active, and well studied field of work.
    A Google scholar search for: “health information text message” returns over 100 pages of results.
    Teens are actively using text messaging
    Start where people are?
    Texting for health
  • 9. Development of ag applications and use of text is very active in the global south.
    Pervasiveness of cell phones vs access to computer and broadband
    Lower learning curve to use effectively
    Expanding beyond just text to include audio, images and video
    Agriculture and sms
  • 10. Awaaz De
    Voice based q and a
    Radio platform
    Announcments
    Voice (it’s a phone, after all).
  • 11. University of Illinois producing and deploying educational videos for cell phones
    http://news.illinois.edu/news/11/0228phone_ed_Bello-Bravo_Pittendrigh.html
    Animation and more
  • 12. Some cell companies are very active in developing or supporting educational use of the technology.
    Nokia – Life Tools
    Vodaphone Foundation
    MobileActive.org
    Global network highlighting mobile use
    And much more…
    Citizen polling and engagement
    Literacy education
    etc
    Many examples
  • 13. Paul Treadwell
    pt36@cornell.edu
    Twitter: ptreadwell
    Posterous: http://pt36.posterous.com/
    Contact