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Mobile Education Mitigating the Heavy Magnitude of Illiteracy in India

Mobile Education Mitigating the Heavy Magnitude of Illiteracy in India
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Author(s): Kshama Pandey (Dayalbagh Educational Institute, India)
Copyright: 2015
Pages: 28
Source title: Assessing the Role of Mobile Technologies and Distance Learning in Higher Education
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Patricia Ordóñez de Pablos (University of Oviedo, Spain), Robert D. Tennyson (University of Minnesota, USA) and Miltiadis D. Lytras (American College of Greece, Greece)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-7316-8.ch009

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Abstract

This chapter introduces the concept of mobile learning as a means of portable learning. Through the use of mobile technology, citizens of the world will be able to access learning materials and information from anywhere and at any time. Learners will not have to wait for a certain time to learn or go to a certain place to learn. It presents the evolution of classroom learning to mobile learning. There has been made an effort to explore current perspectives of mobile learning. Approaches of m-learning suggest implication of mobile devices in the classroom. Pedagogical methods and instructional approaches of m-learning have also been explored in this chapter. Further, the authors make an attempt to give rational of mobile learning through various theories of m-learning. It suggests opportunities of mobile learning in the Indian scenario. Mobile learning can effectively support a wide range of activities for learners of all ages.

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