Mobile Learning in Developing Countries

Traxler, John and Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes (2005). Mobile Learning in Developing Countries. Knowledge Series; Commonwealth of Learning, Vancouver, Canada.



Commissioned by the Commonwealth of Learning, this is a research-informed guide to mobile learning and includes implementation strategies, applications and case studies. Mobile learning, or m-learning, is a personal way to learn and to access educational tools and material that enlarges access to education for all. It reinforces learners' sense of ownership of the learning experience, offering them flexibility in how, when and where they learn. In developing countries, mobile technologies potentially deliver education without dependence on an extensive traditional communications infrastructure, leapfrogging some of the intervening development phases encountered in developed countries such as installing extensive electricity power grids, and building multiple computer rooms in educational institutions.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 49128
  • Item Type
  • Other - Research Report
  • Extra Information
  • © Commonwealth of Learning, 2005. This publication may be reproduced for non-commercial purposes. Acknowledgement to the Commonwealth of Learning and the author must be retained ( COL is an intergovernmental organisation created by Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and sharing of open learning and distance education knowledge, resources and technologies.
  • Keywords
  • mobile learning; m-learning; distance education; developing world; international development
  • Academic Unit or School
  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
  • Copyright Holders
  • © 2005 Commonwealth of Learning
  • Depositing User
  • Agnes Kukulska-Hulme