Information Literacy

Mobile Money, Financial Literacy and Learning Through Digital Media

Monday, January 05, 2015 Comment close up of cell phone foreign money and hand counting money

The fact that a cellular telephone can transmit the value of a particular currency from one party to another may be increasingly obvious, given the rise of specialized digital money services in the United States, such as Square or Apple Pay. Around the world, mobile money does much more than signal access to disposable income or brand name consumer electronics; it can quite literally ensure survival for people on the bottom of the economic pyramid.   For example, adult family members in developing nations often are dependent on the income of migrant workers who send remittances home


Mapping Our Learning Worlds

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Digital maps allow us to map our journeys across times and places, linking virtual information to physical locations. What do digital maps teach us about how to see the world and our place in it and what kinds of navigations do they make possible? What opportunities do digital maps offer for mapping our learning journeys across school, home and other spaces and times? What do digital maps teach us about the world? In A History of the World in Twelve Maps, Jerry Brotton traces the history of human civilisations through the maps they produced, showing how