Nokia Lumia 710â€™s are being used by Singaporean Primary School Nan Chiau in a trial of a Mobile 21st Century classroom sponsored by Qualcomm, via its Wireless Reach initiative, Microsoft and SIngtel.
With a grant from Qualcomm’s Wireless Reach initiative, the WE Learn project is providing 3G-enabled Nokia Lumia 710 smartphones; mobile broadband connectivity via SingTel’s 3G wireless network; a mobile learning platform (MyDesk) and educational applications developed by University of Michigan to 350 third-grade students and their teachers at Nan Chiau.
All smartphones provided under this initiative are equipped with MyDesk, a mobile learning platform tailored to leverage the capabilities of Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system.
The project will demonstrate how the latest wireless technology can be used to transform learning from a traditional, teacher-centric model to a student-centric and collaborative framework with 24/7 access to resources.
"Encouraging the use of technology to enable innovative methods of teaching and learning will address the needs of the next generation of digital native learners to become savvy citizens and leaders of the future," said Jessica Tan, managing director for Microsoft Singapore.
"The ability to do everyday tasks faster, like accessing the Web, capturing information or viewing content from anywhere makes Nokia Lumia an ideal tool for mobile learning," said Neil Gordon, vice president of sales for Nokia Southeast.