Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Mobile Phones Used in Class

The first completely open mobile phone:

I was on youtube and ran across this video. There are open source computers, and now there is a open mobile phone. It is called openmoko. OpenMoko is a GNU / Linux based open software development platform. Developers have full access to OpenMoko source and they can tailor their implementations to underlying hardware platforms. You will also have access to many different free applications, all have been tested. The applications will not damage your phone.

Good reason to use. If I had an open mobile phone it would sense conversation is going on in the room and would automatically turn the ringer silent. I think that is totally awesome. I know for a fact there are a number of people out there who cell phone has rung during a meeting, class, or at work.
Leaving you with feels of shame, or saying to yourself "I can not believe my phone is ranging". With openmoko you will not have that problem.

Some government agencies are going to use them to track things, such as forest fires. This technology can also be using in an adult education class. There are many adult learners who have jobs, families and many other activities that are done during the course of the day. With this phone everything thing needed is compact into a small device such as this. Homework assignments can be done at the students convenience. Students can use cell phones as an educational tool in a number of ways. There are many students using cell phones as a handheld scanner, reminder list, and instant blogging. Those are just a few named on a wonderful site called Think Mobile Phones for Learning.

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