A mobile service for accessing portable, mobile study notes on demand with a cellphone can provide students with learning content on demand.
Called SparkMobile, it’s a free service available from all MMS-capable mobile phones, doesn’t require users to sign up, and works using search terms to locate and access the most appropriate study guides:
What kinds of search terms can I send to SparkMobile?
Character descriptions (example: send Jay Gatsby)
Key facts about literary works, including…
Author GenreTime/place written
Date of publication
Characters Point of viewTone
Falling action ThemesProtagonist
(example: send Gatsby symbols)
I’ll be keeping an eye on this service – it’s an interesting model for on-demand, just-in time learning.