mMOOC Design

Ubiquitous, Open Learning in the Cloud

Authored by: Inge de Waard

Handbook of Mobile Learning

Print publication date:  April  2013
Online publication date:  June  2013

Print ISBN: 9780415503693
eBook ISBN: 9780203118764
Adobe ISBN: 9781136311536

10.4324/9780203118764.ch31

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Abstract

Mobile learning has had a long history running up toward its current, contemporary possibilities. When looking at cellular phones, up until 1973, they were limited to devices installed in cars and other mobile vehicles. However, from April 3, 1973 onward, the first analog mobile-phone calls became a reality when Martin Cooper from Motorola called Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs (Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 2012). In the next three decades, m-learning was embraced in a lot of places, including developing regions. The adoption rate and the types of device used are, however, still very imbalanced and depend on the socioeconomic background of the mobile user group.

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