Software turns smartphones into smart PCs for schools

02/10/2009 | (U.K.)

Researchers have developed a software suite that a Texas elementary school is testing that transforms smartphones into virtual PCs. The Mobile Learning Environment, developed at the University of Michigan, gives students a hand-held platform that duplicates many of the PC's educational features, including the ability to map concepts, incorporate the Internet into their studies, use animation and run versions of Microsoft Word and Excel.

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