1. Mobile Learning Is A New Thing
“As with many great ideas, mobile learning has been around for a long time. It’s just that now we have technology that makes it feasible to take advantage of the idea.”
2. Mobile Learning Is All About Smartphones
“Mobile learning is about more than just smartphones. In fact, it’s not even about the device itself. It’s about the potential for mobile learning to transform the way people learn.”
3. Mobile Learning Is A Technology In and Itself
“It’s not about the technology. It’s about the learner. Mobile learning is a means to make learning more convenient, more accessible, and more engaging for learners wherever they are and whenever they want to learn.”
4. Mobile Learning Is Just for Beginners
“Mobile learning is for everyone, from beginners to experts. It doesn’t matter what level of expertise a learner has or what the topic is; mobile learning can be useful for everyone at any time in their lives, from the cradle to the grave!
Mobile devices are especially powerful tools for learners who are unable to attend a traditional classroom setting because of mobility issues or other reasons. And mobile devices offer unique opportunities for those who have already mastered a subject to continually refresh their knowledge or seek new challenges.”
5. Mobile Learning Is Just for Students
“Just as teachers can use mobile devices in classrooms and training rooms, so too can managers use them in boardrooms and office spaces. Mobile learning can make it easier for workers to stay current on the latest developments in their field, while still on the job.”
6. Mobile Learning Is Just for Online Training
“Mobile learning is not just for online training; it’s also a powerful tool for instructors who want to make their classroom experience more engaging and interactive. And there are many mobile learning applications that have nothing to do with learning at all, such as mobile games and tools that enable people to get the most out of their smartphones and tablets.”
In conclusion, this book is not a prescription for you to jump on the mobile learning bandwagon. It’s not a blueprint for you to create your own mobile learning strategy.
Rather, it’s an invitation for you to start thinking about how you can begin taking advantage of this new learning frontier. Mobile learning is a means to empower people to learn anytime, anywhere, and it offers many advantages over traditional methods of instruction.