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Key Ideas

m-Learning is a relatively new development in the e-Learning world. Think of this chapter as a survey or overview of the current state of mobile computing in higher education.

  • Commercially, there is a strong trend towards handheld devices for retrieving information, communicating, and learning.

  • Corporate use may drive adoption of m-Learning approaches.

  • m-Learning may potentially increase the digital divide.

  • Content development has been the purview of specialist publishers.

  • Readability issues relate to screen size and resolution, mobility, text input, multimedia capability, and other unique challenges.

  • Higher education projects rely on partnerships with many sectors.

  • Handheld devices are used to increase interaction in large enrollment classes.

  • Librarians are developing policies and guidelines for use.


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