There is another shift underway with mobile learning. It has been hard to keep up with the roller coaster ride that started its long climb the first time a company pushed learning-related text notifications to people’s Blackberries. We have seen both Android and Apple’s iOS rise to become mobile standards in their own right. We’ve seen phone design shift through QWERTY keyboards, trackballs and buttons to smooth glass surfaces. Desired screen sizes fluctuate every year and we’ve seen tablet adoption rocket past laptops, only to plateau and even fall off somewhat.
The underlying truth is that whatever they look like in the future, people will continue to increasingly interact with the world via mobile devices. This means there is no room for a “wait and see” attitude around mobile learning. The good news is that the shift I alluded to earlier should make things easier.