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M-Learning in Sub Saharan Africa Context- What is it about PROCEEDINGS

, , Graz University of Technology, Austria

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Victoria, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-03-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

Mobile devices are changing the social, educational and economic situation especially in developing countries. Based on recent scientific publications, conference reports and educational blogs meaningful trends and critical challenges with reference to Sub Saharan Africa are explored in this meta-study. Since mobile phones are increasingly affordable and accessible this has become one of the most important topics concerning future education in Sub Saharan Africa. They are seen as key technology for bringing educational opportunities to even the most marginalized populations. The development of and the needs for education in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) differ arbitrarily from other parts of the world. M-learning is one of the most emerging fields. This publication articulates and summarizes the wider issues raised by using mobile phones to deliver and enhance learning for dispersed population in Africa. Finally the key issues for further developments are pointed out to address the future needs for educational strategies.

Citation

Grimus, M. & Ebner, M. (2013). M-Learning in Sub Saharan Africa Context- What is it about. In J. Herrington, A. Couros & V. Irvine (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2013--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 2028-2033). Victoria, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved July 15, 2018 from .