Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Mobile Youth Report 2008

If you haven't done so already, Teach, check out the mobile youth report 2008, with a free download.

1.1 billion consumers aged under 30 with a combined spend on mobile of a quarter of a trillion dollars ($270 billion)!

That's the size of the mobile youth market according to mobileYouth's latest 2008 research - the mobile youth report.

Let's see, now. What's the teacher to student ratio for using mobiles? How does this ratio relate to curricula teachers tout as preparing students for the 21st century?

I wonder if we as classroom teachers can ever catch up with those now under 30 years of age and their familiarity with open learning. I heard a speaker at the Democrat convention propose a cadre of new teachers. That makes sense, especially if it can attract under 30s who use mobiles to learn. What do you think?