Title: Mobile learning in context

Authors: Hendrik Thüs; Mohamed Amine Chatti; Esra Yalcin; Christoph Pallasch; Bogdan Kyryliuk; Togrul Mageramov; Ulrik Schroeder

Addresses: Informatik 9 (Learning Technologies), RWTH Aachen University, Ahornstr. 55, 52056 Aachen, Germany ' Informatik 9 (Learning Technologies), RWTH Aachen University, Ahornstr. 55, 52056 Aachen, Germany ' Informatik 9 (Learning Technologies), RWTH Aachen University, Ahornstr. 55, 52056 Aachen, Germany ' Informatik 9 (Learning Technologies), RWTH Aachen University, Ahornstr. 55, 52056 Aachen, Germany ' Informatik 9 (Learning Technologies), RWTH Aachen University, Ahornstr. 55, 52056 Aachen, Germany ' Informatik 9 (Learning Technologies), RWTH Aachen University, Ahornstr. 55, 52056 Aachen, Germany ' Informatik 9 (Learning Technologies), RWTH Aachen University, Ahornstr. 55, 52056 Aachen, Germany

Abstract: The widespread use of mobile technologies has led to an increasing interest in mobile learning. Context is a central topic of research in that area. In fact, a major benefit of mobile devices is that they enable learning across contexts. In this paper, we explore how context can deliver significant benefits in mobile learning and provide an extensive review of the current literature and research on mobile learning in context. Furthermore, we identify various challenges and research opportunities in this area and propose the conceptual framework CAMeL for context-aware mobile learning.

Keywords: M-learning; mobile technologies; cellular communications; mobile devices; contexts; conceptual frameworks; CAMeL; context-aware mobile learning; extrinsic context; intrinsic context; technology enhanced learning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTEL.2012.051818

International Journal of Technology Enhanced Learning, 2012 Vol.4 No.5/6, pp.332 - 344

Available online: 23 Jan 2013 *

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