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Limitations of Mobile Learning: A Systematic Review

, , Faculty of Learning Sciences and Education, Thammasat University, Thailand

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-31-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA


Owing to the advantages of mobile devices, many organizations have applied them as flexible learning tools However, there are some limitations, such as the cost of hardware or the need for a reliable Internet connection This article presents the findings of a systematic review of research articles on the limitations of mobile learning published between 2008 and 2017 A qualitative content analysis was used to identify and categorize challenges in the use of mobile devices in learning, not only in educational institutions but also in other types of organizations The review indicated that problems in mobile learning primarily had to do with device or network characteristics, but also with the readiness of learners and instructors to adopt new technologies, the cost of hardware and software, and trustworthiness of content


Sophonhiranrak, S. & Promsaka Na Sakonnak, S. (2017). Limitations of Mobile Learning: A Systematic Review. In J. Dron & S. Mishra (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 965-971). Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved February 15, 2019 from .

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