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This handbook provides a comprehensive compendium of research in all aspects of mobile learning, one of the most significant ongoing global developments in the entire field of education. Rather than focus on specific technologies, expert authors discuss how best to utilize technology in the service of improving teaching and learning.

For more than a decade, researchers and practitioners have been exploring this area of study as the growing popularity of smartphones, tablets, and other such devices, as well as the increasingly sophisticated applications for these devices, has allowed educators to accommodate and support an increasingly mobile society. This handbook provides the first authoritative account of the theory and research that underlies mobile learning, while also exemplifying models of current and future practice.

part I|141 pages

Foundations and Future

chapter 1|12 pages

A Historical Overview of M-Learning

Toward Learner-Centered Education
ByHelen Crompton

chapter 2|9 pages

M-Learning as a Subfield of Open and Distance Education

ByWilliam C. Diehl

chapter 3|11 pages

A Summary and Critique of M-Learning Research and Practice

ByThomas Cochrane

chapter 4|12 pages

A Sociocultural Ecological Frame for Mobile Learning

ByNorbert Pachler, Ben Bachmair, John Cook

chapter 5|11 pages

Mobile Learning

New Approach, New Theory
ByHelen Crompton

chapter 6|12 pages

Framework for Mobile-Learning Integration into Educational Contexts

ByAdelina Moura, Ana Amélia Carvalho

chapter 7|12 pages

Learning and Teaching as Communicative Actions

A Theory for Mobile Education
ByScott J. Warren, Jenny S. Wakefield

chapter 8|13 pages

A Future for M-Learning

ByClark N. Quinn

chapter 9|14 pages

Seamless Learning

An International Perspective on Next-Generation Technology-Enhanced Learning
ByMarcelo Milrad, Lung-Hsiang Wong, Mike Sharples, Gwo-Jen Hwang, Chee-Kit Looi, Hiroaki Ogata

chapter 10|10 pages

Substantive Educational Change is in the Palm of Our Children's Hands

ByCathleen A. Norris, Elliot M. Soloway

chapter 11|10 pages

The Future of Mobile Apps for Teaching and Learning

ByFerial Khaddage, Christoph Lattemann

chapter 12|13 pages

Mobile Learning Across Developing and Developed Worlds

Tackling Distance, Digital Divides, Disadvantage, Disenfranchisement
ByJohn M. Traxler

part II|102 pages

Learning and Learner Support

chapter 13|10 pages

Mobile Learners

Who are They and Who Will They Become?
ByAgnes Kukulska-Hulme

chapter 14|11 pages

Mindtools for Supporting Mobile-Learning Activities

ByGwo-Jen Hwang

chapter 15|10 pages

Rethinking Scaffolding in Mobile Connectivist Learning Environments

ByOzlem Ozan, Mehmet Kesim

chapter 16|11 pages

A Mobile Pedagogy Approach for Transforming Learners and Faculty

ByScott Hamm, George Saltsman, Breana Jones, Stephen Baldridge, Scott Perkins

chapter 17|9 pages

The Power of the Personal

Discovering the M in M-Learning
ByColleen Carmean, Jill L. Frankfort, Kenneth N. Salim

chapter 18|13 pages

Social Versus Individual Flow in Mobile Learning

ByAh-reum Lee, Hokyoung Ryu

chapter 19|15 pages

The “Reflective Student”

The Use of Mobile Devices Through Seamless Educational Spaces and Authentic Learning Scenarios
ByMaria Cinque

chapter 20|10 pages


Gateways to Mobile Learning
ByDenise M. Bressler

chapter 21|11 pages

E-Book Readers and PDAs for Work-Based Learners

ByMing Nie, Terese Bird, Palitha Edirisingha

part III|124 pages

Teaching and Instructional Design

chapter 22|12 pages

M-Learning as a Catalyst for Pedagogical Change

ByThomas Cochrane

chapter 23|9 pages

Flipped Classroom Meets Mobile Learning

ByAaron J. Sams

chapter 24|17 pages

Team and Community Building Using Mobile Devices

ByJackie Gerstein

chapter 25|8 pages

Mobile Teaching and Learning in the Classroom and Online

Case Studies in K–12
ByMichael M. Grant, Michael K. Barbour

chapter 26|14 pages

Using Mobile Technology to Enhance Teaching

ByAndrew M. O’Loughlin, Siew Mee Barton, Leanne Ngo

chapter 27|11 pages

Teachers' Tools

Designing Customizable Applications for M-Learning Activities
BySara Price, Paul Davies, William Farr

chapter 28|11 pages

iPad Human Interface Guidelines for M-Learning

BySabrina Huber, Martin Ebner

chapter 29|17 pages

Three-Dimension Design for Mobile Learning

Pedagogical, Design, and Technological Considerations and Implications
ByXun Ge, Dingchung Huang, Huimin Zhang, Beverly B. Bowers

chapter 30|10 pages

Mobile Assessment

State of the Art
ByStavros A. Nikou, Anastasios A. Economides

chapter 31|13 pages

mMOOC Design

Ubiquitous, Open Learning in the Cloud
ByInge de Waard

part IV|76 pages

Policies, Administration, and Management

chapter 32|11 pages

Becoming a Mobile Institution

ByGeorge Baroudi, Nancy Marksbury

chapter 33|13 pages

A Framework for Implementing Mobile Technology1

ByRyan M. Seilhamer, Baiyun Chen, Amy B. Sugar

chapter 34|10 pages

So We Had This Idea

Bring Your Own Technology at Brebeuf Jesuit
ByJennifer LaMaster, J. D. Ferries-Rowe

chapter 35|12 pages

Toward a Holistic Framework for Ethical Mobile Learning

ByLaurel E. Dyson, Trish Andrews, Robyn Smyth, Ruth Wallace

chapter 36|10 pages

Copyright and Fair Use in M-Learning

ByPatricia Aufderheide

chapter 37|9 pages

Accessibility in M-Learning

Ensuring Equal Access
ByJodi B. Roberts

chapter 38|9 pages

The Role of Academic Libraries in the Development and Support of Mobile-Learning Environments

ByRachel Wexelbaum, Plamen Miltenoff

part V|183 pages

Cases and Perspectives

chapter 39|12 pages

Mobile-Learning Strategies for K–12 Professional Development

ByDustin C. Summey

chapter 41|10 pages

Becoming a Digital Nomad1

Transforming Education Through Mobile Devices
BySharon Stoerger

chapter 42|14 pages

Mobile-Medicine Praxis

ByRichard Brandt, Rich Rice

chapter 43|14 pages

A Mobile Knowledge Management System for Military Education

ByIoana A. Stănescu, Antoniu Ştefan

chapter 44|13 pages

M-Learning During Emergencies, Disasters, and Catastrophes

An Australian Story
ByJulie A. Willems

chapter 45|10 pages

Improving Students' Modern Language Speaking Skills through Mobile Learning

ByHarry Grover Tuttle

chapter 46|11 pages

How Mobile Learning Facilitates Student Engagement

A Case Study from the Teaching of Spanish
ByElizabeth A. Beckmann, M. Daniel Martìn

chapter 47|16 pages

Architecture of a Device-Independent Collaborative Language Learning Game

ByAndreas Christ, Patrick Meyrueis, Razia Sultana

chapter 48|10 pages

An International Perspective on Mobile Learning

ByDiana J. Muir

chapter 49|11 pages

M-Powering the Poor through Mobile Learning

BySheila Jagannathan

chapter 50|10 pages

Acceptance of Tablet Devices for Learning and Teaching in Institutions of Higher Learning

The Malaysian Perspective
ByZoraini Wati Abas, Raja Maznah Raja Hussain

chapter 51|11 pages

Teachers as Learners

Concerns and Perceptions About Using Cell Phones in South African Rural Communities
ByMpine Makoe

chapter 52|14 pages

From Mxit to Dr Math

ByAdele Botha, Laurie Butgereit

chapter 53|11 pages

Mobile Learning Games for Low-Income Children in India

Lessons from 2004–2009
ByMatthew Kam