CUNY’s Baruch College has started a service that allows students to easily access class information such as homework assignments and campus computer lab availability over the phone. The service also lets students participate in surveys, start telephonic class discussions, arrange study groups or receive alerts from the college.
This sounds very similar to the kinds of tools that campus e-learning systems initially employed when got off the ground in the mid 90′s. Given the rapid deployment of e-learning systems over the past decade, and the other parallels between e- and m- learning, I’d anticipate fully integrated, commercial online and mobile learning environments within the next few years…
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