Italy considers reversing ban on using mobile devices in class

webStudents 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.

Read more here from La Stampa: http://www.lastampa.it/2016/06/06/cultura/scuola/la-scuola-ci-ripensa-lo-smartphone-torner-tra-i-banchi-VSNbkq02vtY6Gkfhgri0eK/pagina.html

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