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Put plans for smartphone learning back in your pocket

Their use as an academic tool needs to be taught earlier than college, to avoid the misuse that exists in FE

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For someone who loves tech as much as I do – and who is pretty much surgically grafted to the shiny little computer that we all now keep on our hips – the issue of phone use in college is a difficult one for me.

In the pristine ed-tech utopia set out in many a sales pitch, students would use their phones to enhance their education with near effortlessness. There would be a constant researching, creating and discovering using the digital window to the world that they keep snugly in their back pocket.

However, in my world, when it comes to students and smartphone use, gone are the white shiny ...

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