Design principles for mobile learning

Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes and Traxler, John (2013). Design principles for mobile learning. In: Beetham, Helen and Sharpe, Rhona eds. Rethinking Pedagogy for a Digital Age: Designing for 21st Century Learning (2nd ed.). Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 244–257.



Mobile technologies have been widely appropriated for social and informal activities, some of which are educational. Designing for mobile learning provides a glimpse of what designing for the future could be - where education is no longer 'designed and delivered' to a group of learners in an expected, defined context, but where each individual engages in their own learning, through their own devices, from their own setting and on their own terms. This chapter lays out how design principles need to evolve to support educators to design content, activities, communications and spaces for such a context.

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