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ERIC Number: EJ854012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1528-5324
Smartphones and Other Mobile Devices: The Swiss Army Knives of the 21st Century
Livingston, Alan
EDUCAUSE Quarterly, v27 n2 p46-52 2004
MIAD stands for "mobile Internet access device." MIADs are the Swiss Army knives of the 21st century; they help users perform specific tasks in specific situations (including academic tasks in academic situations), thereby making users smarter and more productive. There are, however, significant obstacles to their effective use in higher education. IT divisions have an important role to play in removing these obstacles and helping faculty, staff, and students use MIADs to full advantage. This article analyzes the characteristics of these devices and the ways in which people use them. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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