Handhelds in Education

I’ve been spending some time this week looking at handheld learning information. I’m impressed with what’s happening in the UK these days in this regard. Some good research and conferencing going on. I’m trying to get a better handle on what’s working and what it takes to pull of an initiative with handhelds. So I’ve decided there’s no way around it. I simply have to dedicate some time to reading the research and compiling a short list of resources and recommendations. Here’s my first bit of info:

i-Guide is one piece of software for handhelds. Here’s how the company describes it:

i-Guide from StreetAccess provides web-based services for schools and colleges, and for museums, galleries and other public spaces. i-Guide gives any school, museum or gallery the capability to create their own bespoke, interactive, online learning materials and guides.

These ‘Trails’ can be viewed on any internet-capable device, including PDAs and mobile phones as well as desktop or laptop computers. Every individual visit or lesson is captured as it happens and can be revisited later. The results can be downloaded to paste into coursework, or simply to keep as a memento.

Now that sounds pretty cool with definite possibilities.

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