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An Introduction

There is plenty of active research being done around the world into mobile learning. A good starting point would be the 12 Principles Of Mobile Learning which lays a foundation for some of the areas and topics currently being investigated.


Citrix have published an eBook Lessons from 35 Education Experts on Improving Learning with Mobile Technology that contains insights, tips and advice from professional across the globe. You can view and download the book on Slideshare that includes chapters from Gráinne Conole,  Alec Couros, Gary Woodill, Clark Quinn & Joyce Seitzinger.

A new book Global Mobile Learning Implementations and Trends was published at the end of 2013 and provides a good start to finding out more about mobile learning. It’s available for free from the website and includes the following chapters:

– State of Mobile Learning Around the World
– Mobile Learning in International Development
– Universal Instructional Design Principles for Mobile Learning
– Planning for Mobile Learning Implementation
– Blended Mobile Learning: Expanding Learning Spaces with Mobile – Technologies
– Mobile and Digital: Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in a Networked World
– Using mLearning and MOOCs to Understand Chaos,Emergence,and Complexity in Education
– Changing the Way of Learning: Mobile Learning in China
– Challenges for Successful Adoption of Mobile Learning
– Location-Based Learning with Mobile Devices
– Mobile Microblogging: Using Twitter and Mobile Devices in an Online – Course to Promote Learning in Authentic Contexts
– Mobile Learning in K-12 in Alberta, Canada
– Trailblazing Through a Steeper Path: A Snapshot of Teachers’Explorations in Mobile Learning Implementation in Hawaii’s Public Schools
– Using Self-Efficacy to Assess the Readiness of Nursing Educators and Students for Mobile Learning


Closer to home the work on the Mobile Learning Evaluations Framework project will assist higher education institutions, educators, researchers and practitioners to evaluate the impact and sustainability of mobile learning initiatives within a range of environments. The website links to some resources that are already available.

One of the first institutions to implement a blanket strategy for mobile learning was Abilene Christian University. They have made a range of research available and their yearly reports explore some of the issues and implications of their strategy.

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