Human Development Lab

@ Carnegie Mellon University



India’s Cell Phone Tutors. ABC News, aired on June 16, 2009. (if you click on this link, wait for the advertisement to play before the video proceeds to air our work)

Cell Phone: The Ring Heard Around the World. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation documentary, aired on public television on April 3 and June 5, 2008

Citations in Industry Publications 

Striving and Surviving: Exploring the Lives of Women at the Base of the Pyramid. GSM Association mWomen Program, March 2012

Accelerating the Adoption of mLearning: A Call for Collective and Collaborative Action. World Economic Forum, February 2012

Innovation in Education: Lessons From Pioneers Around The World. Charles Leadbeater. Commissioned for the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) by Qatar Foundation, January 5, 2012

ICT in Education E-Newsletter. UNESCO Bangkok, June 2011 issue

mLearning: A Platform for Educational Opportunities at the Base of the Pyramid. GSM Association Development Fund, November 2010 (With foreword by Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan)

Pockets of Potential: Using Mobile Technologies to Promote Children's Learning. Carly Shuler. The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, New York, January 2009

News in Print

Signal Poor on M-Learning’s Impact. In The Guardian, United Kingdom, March 13, 2012

Now, Learning Becomes Full of Play. In Ahmedabad Mirror, India, August 2, 2011

Old-style Computers Get New Life in Developing Countries. In Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, USA, February 10, 2010

Learn English Through Gilli Danda on Mobile. In DNA India, India, December 5, 2009

Angrezi, the Phoney Way. In Times of India, India, December 5, 2009

8-bit Games for $10 PCs. In DNA India, India, November 22, 2009

PlayPower: 1980s Computing for the 21st Century. In The Guardian, United Kingdom, November 4, 2009

Cell Phones Used to Teach English. In Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, USA, September 10, 2009

No Phony Business: How the Cell Phone Revolution is Sweeping the Indian Countryside. In The Caravan: A Journal of Politics and Culture, India, July 1-15, 2009 edition, pp. 40-44

Becoming Literate, One Cellphone at a Time. In Ahmedabad Mirror, India, April 23, 2009

Uttar Pradesh Kids Call California for an English Lesson. In Indian Express, India, January 1, 2009

Smartphones are the PCs of the Developing World. In New Scientist, August 1, 2007

Tech Initiatives Aim to Go Global: Businesses and Academia Unite to Bring Information to Underdeveloped Regions. In The Wall Street Journal, September 2, 2004, p. B4

Online Popular Media

Learning to Read and Write by Gaming. In Scope, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, November 23, 2010

Cellphone Serves as Learning Platform for the Developing World. In Communications of the ACM News, July 6, 2010

In Rural India, Learning English via Cellphone. In The Chronicle of Higher Education, October 21, 2009

Navigating Identity - Reimagining Oneself Online. In Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning, MacArthur Foundation, October 5, 2009

Cell Phone Learning Can Make a Difference. In Babbel Blog, February 27, 2009

MILLEE: Approaching Global Literacy with Cellphone Technology. HASTAC announcement, MacArthur Foundation, January 9, 2009

MILLEE: English Literacy through Games on the Third Screen. In, March 18, 2008


Our MacArthur Foundation-funded pilot study on how children in rural India use cellphones for mobile learning in their everyday lives, featured on ABC News (Source: ABC News. Image is copyrighted
2009 by ABC News.)