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Mobile learning: A framework and evaluation

Computers & Education Volume 49, Number 3, ISSN 0360-1315 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd


Wireless data communications in form of Short Message Service (SMS) and Wireless Access Protocols (WAP) browsers have gained global popularity, yet, not much has been done to extend the usage of these devices in electronic learning (e-learning). This project explores the extension of e-learning into wireless/handheld (W/H) computing devices with the help of a mobile learning (m-learning) framework. This framework provides the requirements to develop m-learning applications that can be used to complement classroom or distance learning. A prototype application was developed to link W/H devices to three course websites. The m-learning applications were pilot-tested for two semesters with a total of 63 students from undergraduate and graduate courses at our university. The students used the m-learning environment with a variety of W/H devices and reported their experiences through a survey and interviews at the end of the semester. The results from this exploratory study provide a better understanding on the role of mobile technology in higher education.


Motiwalla, L.F. (2007). Mobile learning: A framework and evaluation. Computers & Education, 49(3), 581-596. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved October 20, 2019 from .

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