Bristol students take online learning in hand

September 13, 2002

Microeconomics students at Bristol University are taking part in an experiment to see whether PalmPilots are better than PCs for online learning.

Fifteen first-year undergraduates will be issued with PalmPilots and mobile phones so they can study on the move. They will dial into a website to download to the PalmPilot information that their fellow students will receive from a BlackBoard virtual learning environment on a PC.

The project is one of six related to widening access in further and higher education with wireless technologies that have received funding from TeachLearn, a service funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee.

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