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iHub By Jessica Colaço / February 23, 2011

Computers Vs Smartphones in Schools


Computers in Schools – Wouldn’t smart phones be better?

With all the hype around getting laptops, desktops, big computers of any kind into Kenyan schools, what about mobile phones? Might smart phones, with their easy of use and growing screen size be a better tool for students?  Say one iPhone per child or one iPad per teenager?

Smartphones for schools could be more viable (cost, personable, and battery life) than computers. Yet computers have the form factor, training programs, and applications for education.

Join Wayan Vota, a noted expert on ICT and education to explore the role of mobile phones (and computers) in Kenyan education on Friday March 4th, at the iHub.

Smartphones for Education
a conversation with Wayan Vota
Friday, March 4th, 9-11am @iHubNairobi

Bishop Magua Centre
George Padmore Lane
Nairobi, Kenya

As a bonus, we’ll be giving away an IDEOS Google phone and Solio solar chargers, and have drinks and snacks to power your thoughts.  But only if you sign up for the event.

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made and African-made solutions. As an upcoming angel investor, she courts local and international investors to invest in great tech ideas and companies at idea and concept stage. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, ACM-W Nairobi Chapter Chair, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. Her endeavour is to put Kenya and Africa on the map for technology achievements and spur innovation within the country and continent! She blogs at:

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