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New research from the Brookings Institution about using mobile devices and wireless technology for learning shows that it is perhaps the most powerful driving-force to transform and develop school education. As the author of the report Darrell M. West, vice President and founding director at Brookings Center for Technology Innovation writes: “Yet despite the emergence of digital learning, most countries still design their educational systems for agrarian and industrial eras, not the 21st century world.” Some of the benefits besides the structural transformation are that it allows students to connect, communicate, collaborate and create using rich digital resources. This also is preparing them to quickly adapt to evolving new technologies etc. etc. We will dig deeper into this subject with focus on this report and some other recent research in our eLearningworld Weekly Review that will be published on Friday, December 4. Source: Brookings Research: Connected learning: How mobile technology can improve education