Advancements in mobile phone technology

Some recent developments improving the capabilities of mobile phones may expand the feasibility of using mobiles for educational purposes. Currently, mobile phones are being used by some schools, and trial projects in higher and further education but generally only providing text updates.

The Rok Corporation based in Wolverhampton have now developed a method of compressing full-length feature films to fit on a memory card (a 64-meg Multimedia Memory Card or MMC). This allows users to watch a film on any colour-screen mobile phone which has the capability to read MMC’s. It may therefore be possible in future to use a similar technology to condense educational content (for example expert seminars or educational films) and enable students to watch it from the location of their choice. See http://www.newscientist.com/channel/info-tech/mg18624985.900 for details of this development.

Nokia meanwhile have begun to adapt peer-2-peer file sharing for use with mobile phones (see http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn6394). Although still in the development stage, they hope to encourage users to exchange photos, video clips and eventually MP3’s via this type of system.

Although not yet widely available, these types of innovations show that mobile phones are becoming ever more powerful and adaptable at handling different forms of information. The prevalence of mobile phone ownership also means that it is potentially a viable way of enhancing learners’ experiences without requiring large equipment investment.

5 Comments:

Blogger Memcco P2P said...

Hello there Alison, I thought I would check out some blog sites for info I could use at my website. I started out looking for peer 2 peer related stuff but there's so much info out there about everything, I kind of got lost. I get sidetracked easily these days. Anyway, I'm at http://www.p2p-mp3-filesharing.com and gotta get back to the search. Had fun and thanks, mike

11:46 PM  
Blogger Memcco P2P said...

Hey Alison, nice blog site. Seems everybody has one of these blog sites except me. Even my sister has one, but she just likes to complain about everything....and I really mean everything. You know, the world sucks, etc...lol. She started it after her boyfriend dumped her. Originally I started out searching websites looking for peer 2 peer related info to improve the traffic at my site http://www.p2p-mp3-filesharing.com; then I decided to try blog sites. There are so many of them it's unbelievable. I never heard of or knew what a blog was until last year. Anyway, I'm trying to improve my site at http://www.p2p-mp3-filesharing.com and was originally looking for relevant information I could use. Got sidetracked a bit....lol. It was interesting. Thanks Alison, Mike

11:46 PM  
Blogger Memcco P2P said...

Hi and hello there Alison, I get sidetracked easily these days. After spending many hours checking out websites looking for peer 2 peer related info. I decided to try some blog sites. I found much more usable and updated information on the blog related sites than the regular websites...this is very cool. I gotta get me one of these when I find the time. My site at http://www.p2p-mp3-filesharing.com needed some updated info. After that, I thought I would check out some of the other kind of blog sites. Some are pretty cool. It's been fun. Thanks Alison, mike

10:45 PM  
Blogger MikeMc46 said...

Blogging is still new to me Alison. I never heard of or knew what a blog was until about 6 months ago. Wow, there are so many of them it's amazing. Now they're everywhere. And it seems like everyone has one but me. I was looking for websites with info about peer to peer. Then I decided to try blogs. Anyway, I'm trying to improve my site at http://www.p2p-mp3-filesharing.com for all the music and movie lovers out there, and was originally looking for relevant information I could use. Got sidetracked a lttle bit....lol. It was interesting. Thanks Alison, Mike

4:35 AM  
Blogger Memcco P2P said...

Hello there Alison, I thought I would check out some blog sites for info I could use at my website. I started out looking for peer to peer related stuff but there's so much info out there about everything, I kind of got lost. I get sidetracked easily these days. Anyway, I'm at http://www.p2p-mp3-filesharing.com and gotta get back to the search. Had fun and thanks, mike

11:23 PM  

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