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Mobile Learning in Developing Countries

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

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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.

Item Type: Other
Copyright Holders: 2005 Commonwealth of Learning
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/School: Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 49128
Depositing User: Agnes Kukulska-Hulme
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2017 12:52
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2020 21:26
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