Mobile learning can be described as the delivery of learning through mobile devices (Ally, 2005).
“ Any sort of learning that happens when the learner is not at a fixed, predetermined location, or learning that happens when the learner takes advantage of the learning opportunities offered by mobile technologies.” (O'Malley, Vavoula et al. 2003)
“ Mobile learning is learning of mobile actors. In contrast to other mobile activities (e.g., for pleasure or work), mobile learning activities are embedded in a didactic framework. Computer science research is interested in those mobile learning approaches that are supported with mobile technologies.” (Göth, Frohberg et al. 2007)
Formal/Informal, Nomadic, Pervasive, Life long learning, E-learning, open and distance learning environments.
M-learning must be transformed –from signifying mobility to motivation. Moving ideas between media platforms is not helpful if a student does not have the context, framework or incentive to study --------Tara Brabazon
Collaboration in Context as a Framework for Designing Innovative Mobile Learning Activities ---------Daniel Spikol, Arianit Kurti and Marcelo Milrad.
Mobile devices can support coordination, coaching and collaboration
As the focus of research shifts from the mobility of the technology to the mobility of the learner, additional issues arise as learners move across multiple devices, possibly over short time periods in multiple locations.
Blended learning methodology will be more effective.
LR shows that most of the ML projects are under Independent, (formalized) and physical context very few projects are under socializing context.
Comparing the numbers in the different contexts in a research context, we conclude that research effort is almost evenly spread across the independent context, formalized context and the physical context. While about one third of the researchers try to enhance the reach of