You are here:

Implementing Mobile Learning in Developing Countries: Prospects and Challenges
PROCEEDINGS

, , , Simon Fraser University, Canada

EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Vancouver, Canada ISBN 978-1-880094-62-4 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC

Abstract

There is a huge demand for mobility in work places and learning environments. To satisfy these needs, handheld devices have become increasingly popular as more people travel and collaborate widely across geographical boundaries. Mobile learning, an offshoot of e-learning is being heavily touted as the next movement that may revolutionalize not only work-place learning but also classroom learning. New possibilities for learning are opening up as there are recent developments integrating rich multimedia resources into mobile telephony. In this paper, we review this emerging trend in mobile learning and propose a framework to maximize learning in rural areas, especially in many African countries where there is upsurge of mobile telephone usage. Governmental and other agencies can apply this initial framework to enhance their operations in less developed countries.

Citation

Adesope, O., Olubunmi, S. & McCracken, J. (2007). Implementing Mobile Learning in Developing Countries: Prospects and Challenges. In C. Montgomerie & J. Seale (Eds.), Proceedings of ED-MEDIA 2007--World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia & Telecommunications (pp. 1249-1254). Vancouver, Canada: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 21, 2019 from .