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A synthesis of mobile learning literature in education, business, and medicine
Dawn M. Stevens (author)Andrew Kitchenham (Thesis advisor)University of Northern British Columbia (Degree granting institution)
Master of Education (MEd)
Number of pages in document: 90
M-learning, or using a mobile device as a tool for learning, is a relatively new phenomenon. This project examined m-learning within education, business, and medicine. Specifically, three types of mobile devices were examined within the three sub-categories of m-learning: the mobile phone or smartphone, the iPold, and the PDA. A mixed-method design was used to review 40 m-learning articles and to synthesize the literature to explore m-learning projects around the world. The literature revealed that m-learning was used in many parts of the world, and mostly in North America, within all three fields. There were also numerous projects in Europe, Asia, the United Kingdom, and in Oceania. Mobile phones, smartphones, iPods, and PDAs were used in all three fields. --P. ii.
Mobile communication systems in education -- Research.Telecommunication in education -- Research.Distance education -- Research.