Title: Mobile learning as a mobile business application

Authors: Krassie Petrova

Addresses: Auckland University of Technology, 55 Wellesley Street East, Auckland 1020, New Zealand

Abstract: The predominant mode of electronic learning today is |online| (web-based). This type of learning relies on student access to personal computers – both on and off campus. Mobile technologies offer other educational alternatives. This article defines mobile learning (mLearning) as a new paradigm of flexible learning and describes scenarios for blended learning, which integrates the mobile and the online learning environments. A research model for the study of mLearning adoption is proposed, and hypotheses are derived that allow the study of mLearning adoption from a pedagogical and from a business perspective and can be applied to a variety of learning scenarios.

Keywords: mobile learning; short message service; SMS; e-learning; m-learning; flexible learning; situation-based learning; constructivism; mobile business; mobile application; adoption; m-business; online learning; electronic learning; mobile communications.

DOI: 10.1504/IJIL.2007.011471

International Journal of Innovation and Learning, 2007 Vol.4 No.1, pp.1 - 13

Published online: 30 Nov 2006 *

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