Mobile learners: who are they and who will they become?

Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes (2013). Mobile learners: who are they and who will they become? In: Berge, Zane L. and Muilenburg, Lin Y. eds. Handbook of Mobile Learning. New York: Routledge, pp. 145–154.



It is instructive to identify who has been targeted in mobile learning initiatives and projects over the years, and to recognize that some groups of learners have attracted less attention than others. The chapter provides an analysis of target learner groups in reported mobile learning projects and studies, as reflected in ten years of mLearn conference proceedings. The analysis reveals seven key target learner groupings. The author observes that five other possible target groups are largely missing from this literature. This realization should help the mobile learning research community and other stakeholders to develop more transparent and thoughtful educational futures.

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  • Item ORO ID
  • 39024
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  • Book Section
  • ISBN
  • 0-415-50369-8, 978-0-415-50369-3
  • Keywords
  • mobile learning
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  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
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  • © 2013 Taylor & Francis
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  • Agnes Kukulska-Hulme