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Downloads: Mobiles and MP3s make their mark

By Charlotte Clarke Published: March 14 2011

When I was at school, mobile phones and MP3 players were banned from the classroom. In no way were they considered to be an aid to education.

The same went for downloads. If pupils were to download anything, it would be their favourite piece of music in their free time. Now, however, these formats have united to become a means of furthering a student’s learning.

“We are going through a revolution,” says Ray Irving, head of learning and resource development at Warwick Business School in the UK...more