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JIP | Talk 07:11, 14 November 2005 (UTC)

Also VLE?[edit]

Dear all, Can we say that E-Learning is also referred as Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) or can we assume that VLE is a component of E-learning? Thanks and regards. Jimi72

(Comment: Leonard Low 22 August 2006) A VLE is only one aspect or tool for e-learning. There are many other ways that e-learning can be implemented - for example on CD-ROM - so VLEs are really a tool for e-learning (rather than a component of it). What you *do* with your VLE is what's most important. :) Content (and support/mentoring) is king. :) However - e-learning and VLEs are different topics to m-learning, and should be discussed on the relevant page, please: E-learning | Virtual learning environment.

Does anyone want to collaborate on a re-do of this page?[edit]

I think it is far from satisfactory at the moment!

(Comment: Leonard Low 22 August 2006) I agree - this article is terrible. Mobile learning is about the mobility of the learner, and should be defined in terms of educational strategy, not in terms of what kinds of devices are used. This definition of m-learning as a subset of e-learning completely ignores this concept, and forces the reader to think in a "techno-centric" paradigm. Isn't using a Walkman to learn "on the move" just as much mobile learning as using the latest iPod? I'll put my hand up to help collaboratively re-write this so that it's in line with current educational philosophy and pedagogy in this area. --LL (http://mlearning.edublogs.org)


Count me in to help clean this up.. --Mobilelearn 01:54, 29 August 2006 (UTC) (http://mlearningworld.blogspot.com)

A number of commercial, non-reference links and links to resources that have not been maintained have been removed. -- 29 October 2006

Diagram gone[edit]

I have taken the diagram from the page as I think it gives a very strong wrong first impression of what m-learning is - as a subset of eLearning. I think the text is beginign to change to reflect this - but the diagram makes the whole page very unclear that that defintion is one of many.

I think that we should get to work on the text next - Al


Thank you. Can we define M-Learning from a pedagogical point-of-view rather than a technological one, please? After all, according to the 2004 MobiLearn review, cited in a paper co-authored by Professor Mike Sharples in 2005, Mobile Learning is about the "mobility of the learner, not the technology". -- Leonard Low, 29 October 2006

Commercial links[edit]

There have been numerous insertions of commercial links in this article, which need to be regularly removed. I've cleaned up some of these, but I've left one - a link in the "Sources" section which links to a white paper (though this paper specifically references one commercial product). I'm seeking the advice of Wikipedia editors on what should be done WRT these commercial links re-appearing, and, in particular, the above link (whether it should be allowed in the article) but for the moment I'm giving this one link the benefit of the doubt. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 161.50.48.2 (talkcontribs) 00:54, 5 December 2007

I did a quick cleanup, but didn't look at the notes and references. --Ronz (talk) 15:39, 24 June 2009 (UTC)

Agreed - I am continuing to remove them — Preceding unsigned comment added by Moblrndude (talkcontribs) 09:49, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

Definitions - moved from lede section[edit]

The following list of quotes was added to the lede section. Perhaps some could be incorporated better into the article? --Ronz (talk) 17:39, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

MLearning is the acquisition of any knowledge and skill through using mobile technology, anywhere, anytime, that results in an alteration in behaviour. (Geddes 2004)[1]

Mobile learning is any educational provision where the sole or dominant technologies are handheld or palmtop devices. (Traxler 2005)

mLearning is the intersection of mobile computing and e-learning: accessible resources wherever you are, strong search capabilities, rich interaction, powerful support for effective learning, and performance-based assessment. E-learning is independent of location in time or space. (Quinn 2000)

Mobile learning is any sort of learning that happens when the learner is not at a fixed, predetermined location, or learning that happens when the learner takes advantage of the learning opportunities offered by mobile technologies. (O’Malley et al. 2003)

m-Learning is a form of existing d-Learning (distance learning) and e-Learning (electronic learning). (Georgiev et al. 2004)

They consider that m-Learning must include the ability to learn everywhere at every time without permanent physical connection to cable networks. Furthermore, the devices must be able to connect to other computer devices, present educational information, and realise bilateral information exchange between the students and the teacher.

Mlearning is learning that arises in the course of person-to-person mobile communication. (Nyiri 2002) Nyiri argues that mobile communication is enhanced everyday communication, and situation-dependent knowledge (the knowledge at which m-learning aims) transcends disciplines. He considers that its organising principles arise from practical tasks, its contents are multisensorial and its elements are linked to each other not just by texts, but also by diagrams, pictures and maps.

Update of the article[edit]

I have updated and restructured a little bit the page, and in particular have added a section related to podcast. However a lot of work still need to be done, since to my opinion this article still reflects a relatively old vision of m-learning. It particular it would be interested to connect in more to the Learning 2.0. (and more generally Web2.0) --Nabeth (talk) 18:09, 28 October 2009 (UTC)

Dubious[edit]

Does anyone have a better source for the Linguaphone as mobile learning? The blog cited provides no other citations showing where the information comes from, and that blog isn't a WP:RS. WeisheitSuchen (talk) 13:46, 6 February 2010 (UTC)

I agree - the Linguaphone is just one device in a continuum of technologies used over the ages to support learning in mobile and/or situated contexts. Even the Dynabook being developed by Dr Alan Kay contemporaneously was more important to m-learning than the Linguaphone. :p (talk) 16 August 2010 —Preceding undated comment added 06:16, 16 August 2010 (UTC).

Analysis (costs / benefits, forecast) Rewrite[edit]

Anyone willing to work with me on rewriting this section either as prose or more succinct for/against list? Several statements under the "Value" and "Challenges" headings are outdated and don't advance understanding of m-learning. I don't mind submitting a first revision/rewrite draft if someone can message me references from the "Analysis" section. I'm having a hard time accessing its listed references. Thanks everyone! FaradayLupin (talk) 18:18, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

Updating History Section[edit]

Onajite A. Kyra H.

The current Wikipedia page gives a short summary of advancements in m-learning dating back to the 1970s. The timeline stops at the “2000s”, with little information on the major advancements in m-learning projects. I am proposing to update this section based on some of the developments that have occurred over the past couple of years. Over the past years, mobile learning has grown from a minor research interest to a set of significant projects in schools, workplaces, museums, cities and rural areas around the world. ( Note: this assignment is for a class project)

Oagbatutu (talk) 04:27, 21 November 2012 (UTC)

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