The future is here: m-learning in higher education

Giousmpasoglou, Charalampos and Marinakou, Evangelia (2013) The future is here: m-learning in higher education. In: 4th International Conference on e-Learning, 7-9 May 2013, Manama, Bahrain.

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Abstract

The way we learn has changed dramatically in the new millennium. The introduction of e-learning in higher education in the late 1990s has opened Pandora’s Box, and brought radical changes in the way undergraduate and postgraduate programs are designed and delivered. The rapid developments and popularity of handheld devices such as smart phones and tablet PCs using wireless networks and mobile internet have marked new developments in higher education, introducing the so-called mobile learning (m-learning). This means that university students can have access to their studies related content, anytime, anywhere in a personalised manner; this is what renders m-learning so popular and fashionable among university students globally. Nevertheless, instructors are now challenged as they have to adopt new pedagogies in learning and teaching. This paper discusses the concept of m-learning, as well as the current developments and challenges related to the major stakeholders (educators and students) in higher education.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ISBN: 9781479905980
Identifier: 10.1109/ECONF.2013.27
Page Range: pp. 417-420
Additional Information: © 2013 IEEE. Personal use of this material is permitted. Permission from IEEE must be obtained for all other uses, in any current or future media, including reprinting/republishing this material for advertising or promotional purposes, creating new collective works, for resale or redistribution to servers or lists, or reuse of any copyrighted component of this work in other works.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Higher education; M-learning; Teaching/learning strategies
Subjects: Education
Computing
Depositing User: Babis Giousmpasoglou
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2016 16:52
Last Modified: 01 Aug 2017 10:46
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1545

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