Mass Media and National Development the Role of Info by Wilbur Lang Schramm

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Students came from a variety of backgrounds, including those studying in prestigious bilingual private schools in Ramallah, as well as students in rural villages and those cut off from the rest of Palestine by the separation wall between Israel and Palestine. For students in these isolated schools, children did not have access to home computers, and electricity was often restricted to 2 h a day. Given the wide diversity of students and schools we visited, we are confident that we captured the experiences and stories from a wide range of Palestinian students.

However, our initial study revealed that while mobile technology offers many possibilities, a number of challenges remain. It remains quite difficult to keep the mobile learning devices affordable, while also making them durable and functional, particularly if we want to include advanced features such as cameras and voice recorders. ). These obstacles, however, if overcome, could prepare many young children, whose access to technology is currently limited, to leverage digital tools of the twenty-first century to confront the many obstacles they will face in their futures, a peaceful solution to political conflict being only one such problem.

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