Online Learning Update

August 20, 2011

MIT to Open Center on Mobile Online Learning, With Google’s Backing

Filed under: Online Learning News — Ray Schroeder @ 12:05 am

By Jie Jenny Zou, Chronicle of Higher Ed

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Media Lab has announced the creation of the New Center for Mobile Learning, with start-up support from Google. The research center, to be led by three professors at MIT, is focused on building innovative mobile technologies in education, such as interactive games for children that use GPS. The first project involves creating new features and versions of Google’s App Inventor for Android, which allows programmers to easily build applications for the company’s smartphone operating system.

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