I've been intrigued lately by the different stories centered on the use of texting. A few posts back I blogged about the critical role social media played in alerting the public about Oklahoma's recent string of deadly tornadoes. The National Weather Service is interested in the pivotal role sites such as Twitter and Facebook can play in advance warnings for approaching storms. The article linked here is about the use of texting for teaching students in remote areas of Africa. It is from the Global Partnership For Education. The article says that 80% of new wireless subscriptions last year were all in developing countries. This might really be an interesting dissertation topic. If students in remote Africa can be educated with only the use of a cell phone and texting, could students in communities of high poverty be reached, as well?
If We ‘Text’ It, Will They Learn?