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Wireless Helps Teachers Learn and Stay Connected

Through decades of research, the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) has documented the importance of collaboration in enabling teachers to improve their practice. Often, however, the norm for teachers in the United States is to work in isolation, cut off from colleagues and from technology that can help them access resources and expertise. This isolation is especially detrimental for new teachers, who are at the highest risk for leaving the profession.

Jul 3, 2012 by Tom Carroll

“Child Survival Call to Action” Forum Demonstrates Support for Frontline Health Workers

Each year, an astonishing 7.6 million children around the world die before their fifth birthday. The heartbreaking fact is that a large majority of these deaths are preventable. For the first time in history, the technology and the knowledge now exist to address this terrible problem by bringing life-saving interventions, even to those that live in the hardest-to-reach areas.

Jun 20, 2012 by Dean Brenner

Children in China Gain Access to Improved Health Care with 3G Connectivity

In the most populated country in the world, China, more than half a billion people live outside of urban areas and many do not have access to the same quality of health care as those who live within the cities. This is one reason why Qualcomm, through its Wireless Reach initiative, has collaborated with China Children and Teenagers’ Fund (CCTF) and Xi’an Kingtone Information Technology Co., Ltd., (Xi’an Kingtone) to implement the Mobile Vision Project – a mobile health project that utilizes a customized 3G-enabled mobile application to assist doctors in the screening and treatment of children with amblyopia in underserved communities in China.

Apr 23, 2012 by Blake Tye

The 21st Century Classroom Powered by Wireless Technology

If you’re interested in advancing the industrial-era educational system into one that is more appropriate for the 21st century, the International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology 2012 (iCTLT) held in late March in Singapore was the place to be.

Apr 17, 2012 by Erin Gavin

Mobile World Congress Highlights Vast Opportunity for Wireless to Improve Lives

One of the themes that resonated throughout Mobile World Congress 2012 (MWC) was the power of mobile in creating new opportunities and overcoming barriers in an array of vertical markets, from health care to women and entrepreneurship. Our Wireless Reach initiative supports pilot projects with this in mind and we continue to believe that wireless technology can improve people’s lives.

Apr 11, 2012 by Shawn Covell

Providing Access to the Children of Indian Migrant Workers

India is considered to be one of the key emerging markets in the world. While the rest of the world has concerns about an aging population, the Indian Census Bureau reports that 40 percent of the populace in India is below the age of 18, and by 2015, 55 percent will be under 20. In order to convert this opportunity into a strength, education of young Indians has become an imperative - beginning with pre-school age education.

Oct 4, 2011

Assisting in the Prevention and Care of Cardiovascular Disease

Chances are you know someone who has suffered a heart attack or stroke – often, the first warnings of cardiovascular disease (CVD). But did you know that CVDs are the leading cause of death globally? And, that more than 80 percent of these deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries where people with CVDs have less access to effective health care services?

Sep 29, 2011 by Shawn Covell

Qualcomm Participates in Bringing News Literacy to Children in Washington, DC

As a country, we see education as an important business. Educated minds are more informed, more discerning and more involved in government and foreign affairs. This is especially true at Qualcomm, a company rooted in education not only by the investments we make in this area but also by the principles that we hold true—after all, several of Qualcomm’s founders began their careers as educators.

Sep 14, 2011 by Greg Farmer

Building a New Model of Regional Medical Care

Tomio Hasegawa needs advanced health services to keep his blood pressure under control. The fact that he lives in a remote region of Japan where access to these services is lacking doesn’t prevent him from getting the daily care he needs. That’s because Tomio uses 3G wireless technology to measure his blood pressure at home, send the data in real time to doctors and nurses located hundreds of miles away and get their timely feedback.

Sep 12, 2011 by Jun Yamada

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