An Exposition of Current Mobile Learning Design Guidelines and Frameworks
Ed Teall, Mt. St. Mary College (NY), United States ; Minjuan Wang, San Diego State University & EBTIC Research Fellow, United States ; Vic Callaghan, University of Essex, United Kingdom ; Jason W.P. Ng, Etisalat BT Innovation Centre, United Arab Emirates
International Journal on E-Learning Volume 13, Number 1, ISSN 1537-2456 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC USA
** Invited as a paper from E-Learn 2011 **
As mobile devices with wireless access become more readily available, learning delivered via mobile devices of all types must be designed to ensure successful learning. This paper first examines three questions related to the design of mobile learning: 1) what mobile learning (m-learning) guidelines can be identified in the current literature, 2) what insights can be gained from attempts to bring m-learning to developing countries, and 3) what m-learning frameworks exist and what do they claim about the design of m-learning. Based on an examination of these questions, we aim to synthesize existing guidelines, understand these guidelines in light of the theory of transactional distance and cloud computing, and present a preliminary discussion on why m-learning is not merely an evolution of e-learning. We also identify areas where additional research is needed to further develop guidelines and frameworks for mobile learning supported by cloud computing.
Teall, E., Wang, M., Callaghan, V. & Ng, J.W.P. (2014). An Exposition of Current Mobile Learning Design Guidelines and Frameworks. International Journal on E-Learning, 13(1), 79-99. Waynesville, NC USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).
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