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In Search of the Mobile Learning Paradigm as We Are Going Nomadic

, Sejong University, Korea (South) ; , , , , National Institute of Multimedia Education, Japan

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Montreal, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-56-3 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


The current research reviews how mobile technology emerges, evolves, and expands; inquires specifically into the influences of mobile technology on education; reviews the concepts and features of mobile learning; and introduces guidelines and recommendations for designing mobile learning, after discussing the current constraints of mobile technology. Mobile devices have generally received a positive expectation in education. However, there are main technical constrains facing effective mobile learning: most of the constrictions have quite profound design implications. All the guidelines share the concern that little attention is paid to the device's small screen size, restricted performance, and limited means of input; and mobile learning programs are not ®truly' mobile; they are merely portable. We need alternative design recommendations and guidelines to effectively deal with the issues of main technical features of mobile devices, including ®mobility'.


Lee, I., Yamada, T., Shimizu, Y., Shinohara, M. & Hada, Y. (2005). In Search of the Mobile Learning Paradigm as We Are Going Nomadic. In P. Kommers & G. Richards (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2005--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 2888-2893). Montreal, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved August 19, 2019 from .



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