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SD cards could be used to store apps that can aid learning and education for both adults and children.

Grainne Conole, director of the Beyond Distance Research Alliance at the University of Leicester, said that new smartphones and tablets were having a “transformative” effect on mobile learning.

She explained that the NMC Horizon report, which predicts the prevalence of future technology, lists the portable gadgets as being likely to have a significant impact in the next year.

The criminology department at the University of Leicester is planning on giving its students tablets which are fully loaded with all the course material.

Ms Conole believes that other educational establishments will need to adapt to students’ changing technological preferences in the future.

One solution could be to preload an SD card with course material which could not be deleted.

Transcend has recently announced the development of an SD card with a read-only partition.ADNFCR-2752-ID-801254387-ADNFCR

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