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A literature review on mobile learning
by Harun Bin Sinen
International Journal of Social Media and Interactive Learning Environments (IJSMILE), Vol. 3, No. 3, 2015


Abstract: Mobile learning has been increasingly used in the educational context. This article reviews the literature on mobile learning published in the recent five years and summarises its definition, benefits and limitations, and additional concerns with the adoption of mobile learning. The definition of mobile learning is closely related to the mobility of technology, mobility of learners, and mobility of learning. The benefits of mobile learning include extending learning beyond the classroom; supporting situated, collaborative, and personalised learning; and also improving interactions. Limitations of mobile learning include small size of mobile devices, difficulty in inputting text, and high variability and low accessibility. Additional concerns involve social, cultural and organisational factors, advancement and cost of technology, readiness of faculty and students, and professional development of faculty.

Online publication date: Thu, 08-Oct-2015


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