Authors: L. Hakim
Addresses: Department of Mathematics, University of Exeter, Devon, UK
Abstract: Mobile learning (M-learning) is not a virtual library, nor is it a means to replace lectures. It is intended to complement lectures/seminars and harmonises learning techniques by using mobile applications such as phones, PDAs, and tablets. As students become increasingly technophilic, the digital revolution becomes an integral part of education. M-learning is not shifting from PCs to phones, it is a way of extending the hierarchy of learning facilities. M-learning offers new ways for lecturers to deliver material, new ways for students to revise independently and with their peers, and integrates learning into their daily lives. Known for their flexibility, ability to exchange information, popularity, and of course mobility, mobile devices can be a suitable education resource. However, how serious are the drawbacks to M-learning? To what extent is M-learning advancing learning strategies? Does M-learning have any impact on the mindset of students in higher education? In this project, we explore the big questions related to M-learning, with a focus on the Department of Mathematics at the University of Exeter.
Keywords: mobile learning; pedagogy of mathematics; higher education.
International Journal of Higher Education and Sustainability, 2019 Vol.2 No.3, pp.216 - 237
Received: 18 Oct 2018
Accepted: 11 Mar 2019
Published online: 30 Aug 2019 *