Yorkshire colleges turn to T-Mobile PDAs for mobile learning


Yorkshire colleges turn to T-Mobile PDAs for mobile learning

Antony Savvas

A group of Yorkshire colleges have got together to offer students distance learning using mobile personal digital assistants (PDAs).

Assessment and Learning in Practice Settings (ALPS), a collaborative programme between five higher education institutions, has chosen T-Mobile to implement a new method of mobile learning and assessment

ALPS is providing 900 students from the health and social care faculties at the universities of Leeds, Leeds Metropolitan, Bradford, Huddersfield and York St John, with T-Mobile MDA Varios, to support their learning and assessment whilst on work placements.   

Tutors will be able to upload assessments to the T-Mobile MDA Vario for students to fill in while they are taking part in work placements. 

Each assessment can be customised to individuals, so that that they are relevant to courses and learning styles. 

Trudie Roberts, ALPS Director, said, “We are confident that this project will bring real benefits to both students and assessors, and hope to roll it out to all of the 9,000 students that currently study in the health and social care faculties of these universities over the next three years.”

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