Mobile learning can refer to e-learning with mobile technology or refer to a change in educational practice, such as flexible, ubiquitous, location-based learning.
“Leveraging ubiquitous mobile technology for the adoption or augmentation of knowledge, behaviors, or skills through education, training, or performance support while the mobility of the learner may be independent of time, location, and space.” (ADL Mobile Learning Handbook, Basics, retrieved nov 1 2012).
The following table from the ADL Handbook, shows a large scope and potential of mobile learning.
Access to Information, Education and References
- Table retrieved from Mobile Learning Handbook, Basics, Nov 1 2012. License: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0.
In schools, most most mobile applications do not seem to be particularly disruptive (Burden, Kearney, M, Schuck & Hall 2019). However, Tho et al. showed that learners can come up with innovative uses outside the classroom.
- Most mobile devices do include a modern Webbrowser that can run HTML5
- So-called "apps" are developed using rather proprietary and incompatible technology between operating systems.
- Are we wired for mobile learning (2011). Nice infographic (but too optimistic with respect to the net generation)
5.2 Resource sites
- MobileEd.org for learners and teachers.
- ADL Mlearning Guide. This is a condensed version of the ADL handbook that can be read on mobile devices (HTML/iOS/Android).
- literature database of the London Mobile Learning Group (LMLG). In particular you will find all literature that was cited in the Pachler et al. book 'Mobile Learning: Structures, Agency, Practices' (Springer, 2010).
- ADL, Mobile Learning Handbook, Available at https://sites.google.com/a/adlnet.gov/mobile-learning-guide/home/
- Attewell, J. and C. Savill-Smith. (2003). "M-Learning and social inclusion: Focussing on learners and learning." MLearn 2003: Learning with mobile devices, from http://www.lsda.org.uk/files/pdf/1421.pdf
- BECTA. (2003). "What the research says about portable ICT devices in learning and teaching." 2003, from http://www.becta.org.uk/research/reports/docs/wtrs_porticts.pdf
- Becta, B. E. C. a. T. A. (n.a.). "Educational research on the use of ICT in science teaching ?a selection of abstracts and further sources." 2005, from http://www.becta.org.uk/page_documents/research/Science_bib_summary_table.pdf.
- Berger, S. (2002). "Mobile Knowledge Management." Retrieved 11/03/03, 2002, from http://www-mobile.uni-regensburg.de/freiedokumente/Berichte/Mobile%20Knowledge%20Management.pdf
- British Educational Communications Technology Agency. (2004). "What the research says about portable ICT devices in teaching and learning: 2nd Edition Revised and Updated." ICT, from http://www.becta.org.uk/corporate/publications/documents/Research3_Portable%20Devices.pdf.
- Buchem, Ilona, Wolfgang Reinhardt, Timo van Treeck, Moshe Leiba, Alexander Perl (2012). Designing and Developing Mobile Learning Applications in International Student Teams, eLearning Papers 32 ISSN: 1887-1542 • www.elearningpapers.eu 32, HTML
- Burden, K, Kearney, M, Schuck, S & Hall, T 2019, 'Investigating the use of innovative mobile pedagogies for school-aged students: A systematic literature review', Computers and Education, vol. 138, pp. 83-100
- Burden, K. & Kearney, M. (2017). Investigating and critiquing teacher educators’ mobile learning practices. Interactive Technology and Smart Education 14(2), 110-125
- Capra, L., W. Emmerich, et al. "Exploiting reflection and metadata to build mobile computing middleware." from http://www.cs.ucl.ac.uk/staff/c.mascolo/www/mmc01.pdf.
- Chan, T. and M. Sharples. (2002). "A concept mapping tool for pocket PC platform." IIEEE International Workshop of Mobile and Wireless Technologies for Education Retrieved Aug. 12, 2005, from http://www.eee.bham.ac.uk/handler/publications.asp.
- Condon, R. (2003). "Tablet PCs in Education." from http://www.nitle.org/rsrc_issues_tabletpc.php.
- Elias, T. (2011) Universal instructional design principles for mobile learning IRRODL, Vol. 12, No. 2
- JISC (2011/2013). Mobile learning, http://www.jiscinfonet.ac.uk/infokits/mobile-learning/ 
- Keegan, D. (2002, November). "The future of learning: ZIFF papiere 119: From eLearning to mLearning." Retrieved October 25, 2003, from http://www.fernuni-hagen.de/ZIFF/ZP_119.pdf.
- Kearney, M., Burden, K., & Rai, T. (2015). Investigating teachers' adoption of signature mobile pedagogies. Computers & Education, 80, 48-57,
- Laurillard, D. (2007). Pedagogical forms for mobile learning: framing research question. In N. Pachler (Ed.), Occasional Papers in Work-based Learning: Vol. 1. Mobile learning – towards a research agenda (pp. 153–175). London: WLE Centre. PDF reprint
- Laroussi, M. (n. d.). "New e-learning services based on mobile and ubiquitous computing UBI-Learn Project." from http://www-clips.imag.fr/calie04/actes/Laroussi_final.pdf.
- Lehner, F. and H. N\ufffdsekabel. (n. d.). "The role of mobile devices in e-learning." Retrieved November 4, 2003, from http://www-mobile.uni-regensburg.de/freiedokumente/Berichte/MobileDevicesInELearning.pdf.
- MyMobile Handbook. Online at http://www.mymobile-project.eu/spip.php?rubrique12
- Lim, T., Fadzil, M. and Mansor, N. (2011) Mobile learning via SMS at Open University Malaysia: Equitable, effective, and sustainable IRRODL, Vol. 12, No. 2
- Pachler, N., Bachmair, B., & Cook, J. (2010). Mobile learning: structures, agency, practices. New York: Springer.
- Peng, H., Su, Y. J., Chou, C., & Tsai, C. C. (2009, May). Ubiquitous knowledge construction: mobile learning redefined and a conceptual framework. Innovations in Education and Teaching International, 46 (2), 171–183.
- Sharples, M., Taylor, J., & Vavoula, G. (2010). A Theory of Learning for the Mobile Age. Learning through Conversation and Exploration Across Contexts. In B. Bachmair (Ed.), Medienbildung in neuen Kulturräumen. Die deutschsprachige und britische Diskussion (pp. 87–99). Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.
- Stringer, Jennifer & Brian Tobin (2012). Launching a University Tablet Initiative: Recommendations from Stanford University’s iPad Implementation, ELI Briefs, EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative (ELI). Available at http://www-cdn.educause.edu/ir/library/pdf/ELIB1202.pdf
- Toh, Y., So, H. J., Seow, P., & Chen, W. (2017). Transformation of participation and learning: Three case studies of young learners harnessing mobile technologies for seamless science learning. The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher, 26(5), 305-316.
- Yeonjeong Park (2011) A pedagogical framework for mobile learning: Categorizing educational applications of mobile technologies into four types IRRODL,Vol. 12, No. 2. HTML