7 PROs and CONs of m-learning in the classroom

Mobile learning is generally defined as training or education conducted via a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet, generally connected to a wireless network such as GSM, G3 or Wifi. Typically mobile learning — or m-learning — entails extending teaching beyond the classroom environment, connecting with learners further afield, as well as empowering students to learn wherever they are.

Portable devices feature strongly in our blog, because they are a powerful way for teachers to design learning modules that students then can carry with them and complete wherever they are. There is however, I think, a nuance between learning that is possible on a portable device such as a laptop, and the learning possible on smaller devices such as tablets and smartphones, a difference which simply boils down to ergonomics: screen size and navigation.

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