ERIC Number: EJ705970
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-1
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In Canada: Txt the Vote
Phi Delta Kappan, v86 n1 p89 Sep 2004
Youth Vote 2004 encouraged students to text message their questions to party leaders and to use their Nokia handsets to vote. Teachers were presented with a rather pitiful set of suggested classroom activities, all of which (naturally) involved text messaging. A statement from a Nokia representative established both the company's selfless intentions and its mastery of creative reasoning: "There's an almost perfect correlation between the people who use text messaging most often and those who have been least likely to vote in elections," she said. "Text messaging is ideally suited to help reverse that trend by making it easier for young people to be involved in the political process." This article discusses the authors' opinion of text messaging votes for election 2004.
Descriptors: Youth, Elections, Voting, Information Technology, Political Attitudes, Partnerships in Education, Foreign Countries, Computer Mediated Communication, Higher Education, Student Participation
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Canada