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Going digital on low-cost mobile phones in Bangladesh

Walsh, Christopher and Power, Tom (2011). Going digital on low-cost mobile phones in Bangladesh. In: Annual International Conference on Education & e-Learning (EeL), 07-08 November 2011, Singapore.

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Abstract

Large-scale technology-enhanced teacher-professional development on mobile phones in emerging economies, like Bangladesh, is a promising field whose applications are context specific and largely absent from the literature. This paper reports on English in Action's (EIA) use of mobile phones, audiovisual materials and portable rechargeable speakers to realize the goal of creating a 'Digital Bangladesh' inline with the democratic government's 'Vision 2021", which targets the establishment of a resourceful and modern country through the effective use of information and communication technologies (leTs). In
conclusion we describe how we adapted a multiliteracies curriculum for international development.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2011 GSTF
ISSN: 2251-1822
Keywords: mobile phones; teacher professional development; multiliteracies; English in Action (ElA); 'Digital Bangladesh '; 'Vision 2021'
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 30115
Depositing User: Christopher Walsh
Date Deposited: 16 Nov 2011 14:25
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 04:27
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/30115
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