Students in Italy could soon be learning with smartphones and tablets – if a nine year ban on the devices in classrooms is overturned.
Italy’s Under-secretary for Education, Davide Faraone, has vowed to reverse the decision made by the Ministry of Education in 2007, reports La Stampa.
The Italian government has recently announced a €1 billion project to bring Italy’s schools into line with other countries by installing educational technologies, wi-fi and ultra-fast broadband.
Alongside the benefits of learning with technology, the Ministry of Education hopes that the current high rate of online bullying will fall.
Mr Faraone takes a pragmatic approach: “We can either ban the devices, or we can try and get teachers to educate children about how to use them responsibly,” he said.