|28.02.2011 | 12:46 PM|
|Cell phones spur 'Scientific Animations Without Borders'|
by Elizabeth Armstrong Moore, cnet News
Researchers at the University of Illinois may not be unveiling a major technological breakthrough, but their "Scientific Animations Without Borders" initiative could inspire a paradigm shift in the world of health and sustainable development education.The Scientific Animations Without Borders team at the University of Illinois.Currently, this kind of education outreach tends to be both expensive and time-consuming, with researchers often flying great distances for several weeks or months to teach, say, Haitians how to avoid cholera exposure, often with minimal follow-up.So a team of extension educators in Champagne, Ill., is developing two-minute educational animations viewable on cell phones (see example here)--a tool that could save money and time, not to mention improve ease of use as people can watch the videos over and over at their convenience. (About 1.6 billion people, or a quarter of the world population, live without electricity in their homes, but more than 70 percent of the world's cell phone subscriptions are in developing countries, according to this compendium of research and statistics in 2010.)
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