Using the Cell Phone for Class Content: An Exploration
Terence Cavanaugh, University of North Florida, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in San Antonio, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-61-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This paper describes a project that involved converting reading material for student access through their cell phones. Cell phones can be used for sending electronic versions of reading materials to students in three formats: audiobook, web book, and Java book. The different formats were compared for class use and the Java book format was found to be the most efficient for student use. Conversion tools for creating documents were evaluated along with student ease of use. This pilot project found that cell phones can be effective as electronic readers. For readability it is important to choose software that will create cell phone documents that can be displayed with variable text sizes, increasing reading ease.
Cavanaugh, T. (2007). Using the Cell Phone for Class Content: An Exploration. In R. Carlsen, K. McFerrin, J. Price, R. Weber & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2007--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1931-1936). San Antonio, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).