Nokia helping UNESCO’s drive for mobile learning
Mobile Learning Week 2013 is an initiative organised by UNESCO and supported by Nokia that explores how mobile devices can contribute to literacy and education. With more than six billion mobile subscriptions worldwide and twice as many people accessing the Internet from a mobile device as from a desktop computer, the potential for mobile learning to empower individuals is clearly huge. Mobile learning also plays a key role towards achieving UNESCO’s Education for All goals by 2015.
Nokia leading the way
Nokia has been working with UNESCO, the UN’s educational, scientific and cultural organisation, since 2010 on these Education for All targets and has also been a significant partner to help promote mobile learning. Nokia’s services and technology have been instrumental in getting many of UNESCO’s mobile learning initiatives off the ground in many countries.At UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week symposium in Paris this week, Nokia will be giving a keynote speech on Nokia Life, the suite of education and life services that has benefited over 90 million mobile phone users in countries such as India, China and Nigeria. There will also be demonstrations of two Nokia tools that have been developed to aid learning. Mobile Mathematics, or MoMaths, has already been used by 50,000 students in South Africa across 200 schools and is now being expanded as a global service. Nokia Flashcards, created in partnership with the NGO Plan, is a mobile game that supports literacy and language learning. It will be available for you to try out very soon on the Nokia Store!