Mobile learning; mobile phones; Asia; Africa; North America; distance education

Mobile Learning in Developing Nations

Posted by LeighJaschke on Sep 14, 2009
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Motlik, Scott
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Jun 2008
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Report/White paper

This paper looks at the diffusion and applications of mobile phone technology in education in Asia and Africa, compared to North America. It indicates that Asian distance education can be the global leader in the development of educational uses for the mobile phone; and it considers the potential for mobile learning in Africa and other developing regions. The paper concludes that it would be a  disservice to learners and instructors if Asia and Africa were to cast their lot with web-based learning. By comparison, mobile phone technology is widespread, easy to use, and familiar to learners and instructors.