Nintendo to sponsor Handheld Learning Conference

Nintendo to sponsor Handheld Learning Conference

By Tim Ingham

September 21st 2007 at 3:37PM

Format holder signs up to education exhibition

Nintendo is to be an official sponsor of the Handheld Learning Conference and Exhibition.

The expo will be held on October 10th to 12th at Central Hall Westminster, London.

According to organizers, the Conference is ‘the place for opinion formers, policy makers and practitioners to debate the importance of “always on” learning’.

General Manager of Nintendo UK David Yarnton said:

“The Handheld Learning Conference and Exhibition brings together so many thought-leaders it is natural that Nintendo gets involved with this important educational conference. As the biggest supplier of handheld entertainment, Nintendo is already driving learning across all age groups with its products, in particular the Touch Generations series, including Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training: How Old is Your Brain? and Big Brain Academy.

So we’re delighted to play our part, furthering the developing role of handheld devices in learning.”

Managing director of Handheld Learning Graham Brown-Martin added:

“The majority of gaming devices - and particularly those by Nintendo – all feature local and wide area networking capabilities, which are exploited by its software titles to enable positive social interaction and networks. Whilst the world has been focusing on the $100 laptop Nintendo had already developed one in the form of the Nintendo DS.”