Since we live in the new digital age, it is imperative that university students are taught life skills for this digital age. The mobile phones had become small, personal computers, providing clock, calendar, games, music player, Bluetooth connection, Internet access, and high-quality camera functions in addition to voice calls and short messaging. The ‘smart phones’, allow students to read pdf formats, spreadsheets and word-processed files and they are useful, in university education.

The Indian telecommunication industry, with about 584 million mobile phone connections as of March 2010 is the third largest telecommunication network in the world and the second largest in terms of number of wireless connections. The Indian telecom industry is the fastest growing in the world and is projected that India will have a‘billion plus’ mobile users by 2015.

A mobile phone or mobile (also called cell phone and hand phone is an electronic device used for mobile telecommunications (mobile telephone, text messaging or data transmission) over a cellular network of specialized base stations known as cell sites.

This paper is specially designed to study the impact of mobile phone on mediated learning science communication among the Bharthidasan University students. It also focuses on the positive use of mobile phone among them. Further it studies how mobile phones become a tool to support curriculum and its personalization.

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Mobile phone mediated learning among the students of Bharathidasan University
A study from the perspective of science communication

K. Sharmila   Bharathidasan University

Since we live in the new digital age, it is imperative that university students are taught life skills for this digital age. The mobile phones had become small, personal computers, providing clock, calendar, games, music player, Bluetooth connection, Internet access, and high-quality camera functions in addition to voice calls and short messaging. The ‘smart phones’, allow students to read pdf formats, spreadsheets and word-processed files and they are useful, in university education.

The Indian telecommunication industry, with about 584 million mobile phone connections as of March 2010 is the third largest telecommunication network in the world and the second largest in terms of number of wireless connections. The Indian telecom industry is the fastest growing in the world and is projected that India will have a‘billion plus’ mobile users by 2015.

A mobile phone or mobile (also called cell phone and hand phone is an electronic device used for mobile telecommunications (mobile telephone, text messaging or data transmission) over a cellular network of specialized base stations known as cell sites.

This paper is specially designed to study the impact of mobile phone on mediated learning science communication among the Bharthidasan University students. It also focuses on the positive use of mobile phone among them. Further it studies how mobile phones become a tool to support curriculum and its personalization.

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