The information era in which we currently live is changing the culture of education. The use of information technologies has resulted in new opportunities that are rapidly evolving to include mobile learning. Keegan (2002) characterizes this evolution of distance learning as a shift from d-learning (distance) to e-learning (electronic) to m-learning (mobile) learning.
Mobile, wireless, and handheld technologies are being used to re-enact approaches and solutions to teaching and learning used in traditional and web-based formats. The goal of mobile learning is to provide opportunities for students to interact through computer-supported learning environments from mobile terminals with low speed wireless connections.
This article provides a review of mobile-based initiatives across college campuses to explore the future of mobile teaching and learning; however, much of what exists in this growing body of literature documents the results of short-term small-scale pilots and trails.
Okunbor, Daniel and Guy, Retta, "A REVIEW OF MOBILE-BASED INITIATIVES ACROSS COLLEGE" (2008). Math and Computer Science Faculty Working Papers. 3.