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 Nov 2011, Singapore.

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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.

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