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Mobile learning (Mlearning)

Parent term: Learning

Mobile learning involves the use of mobile technology, either alone or in combination with other information and communication technology (ICT), to enable learning anytime and anywhere. Learning can unfold in a variety of ways: people can use mobile devices to access educational resources, connect with others, or create content, both inside and outside classrooms. Mobile learning also encompasses efforts to support broad educational goals such as the effective administration of school systems and improved communication between schools and families.
Source: UNESCO 2013, Global
Mobile learning refers to the use of mobile or wireless devices for the purpose of learning while on the move.Typical examples of the devices used for mLearning include cellphones, smartphones, palm-tops, and hand-held computers. Tablet PCs, laptops and personal media players can also fall within this scope (Kukulska-Hulme & Traxler, 2005)
Source: COL 2014, Global
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Related terms
 Distance learning, E-learning, Information and communication technology

Further reading: Mobile learning
Related TVeT Forum discussions
 Mobile Learning for Women UNESCO Office in Bangkok

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2015



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