Update 9/8/08: for the full report see http://partners.becta.org.uk/index.php?section=rh&catcode=_re_rp_02&rid=15482 (via Andy Black).
Via Mike Sharples and the g1to1 list comes this message:
At last, some positive news coverage about mobile phones in schools from the Daily Telegraph Newspaper. It’s a report from a project carried out by Elizabeth Hartnell-Young, a Research Fellow at the University of Nottingham, presented at the British Educational Research Association conference.
The full article can be found here:
In my view, the most important quote of the article (emphasis added):
As part of the study – … – teachers were encouraged to allow pupils to use their own mobiles or new generation smartphones in lessons.
I’m looking forward to seeing the results of this study, especially with regards to whether student use of his/her own mobile makes a difference somehow.
Image Credit: “Should We Ban Mobile Phones in Classrooms?”, leonardlow’s photostream,