Do cellphones mske students smarter?
Aug 10, 2012
Commentary by Stephen Downes

This article reports on "a survey released Thursday [that] shows more than half of Canadians – 56 per cent – agree that the mobile devices are an 'invaluable tool' for students, while fully two-thirds see smartphones as a way for students to conduct online research any time, anywhere." One person refers in the article to a class of 1400 students - if that's not a typo the this in-person class is in MOOC territory - minus the 'open' bit of course.

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