Mobile Learning
296 pages, 6 x 9
75 illustrations
Release Date:01 Mar 2009

Mobile Learning

Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training

Edited by Mohamed Ally
Athabasca University Press
This collection is for anyone interested in the use of mobile
technology for various distance learning applications. Readers will
discover how to design learning materials for delivery on mobile
technology and become familiar with the best practices of other
educators, trainers, and researchers in the field, as well as the most
recent initiatives in mobile learning research. Businesses and
governments can learn how to deliver timely information to staff using
mobile devices. Professors can use this book as a textbook for courses
on distance education, mobile learning, and educational technology.
We can only transform our world through education, but many can not be reached through conventional means. Mobile learning is bringing enormous opportunity where previously there was little. Ally travels the world tirelessly investigating, absorbing, and prescribing best practices for this new field. His work is transformative for education in many countries. Mary Lou Jepsen, founding CTO of One Laptop per Child
Mohamed Ally is a professor in the Centre for DistanceEducation at Athabasca University in Canada. He is on the board of boththe International Association of Mobile Learning and the InternationalFederation of Training and Development.




PART ONE: Advances in Mobile Learning

Chapter 1

Current State of Mobile Learning / John Traxler

Chapter 2

A Model for Framing Mobile Learning / Marguerite L.Koole

PART TWO: Research on Mobile Learning

Chapter 3

Mobile Distance Learning with PDAs: Development and Testing ofPedagogical and System Solutions Supporting Mobile Distance Learners /Torstein Rekkedal and Aleksander Dye

Chapter 4

Using Mobile Learning to Enhance the Quality of Nursing PracticeEducation / Richard F. Kenny, Caroline Park, Jocelyne M. C. VanNeste-Kenny, Pamela A. Burton, and Jan Meiers

Chapter 5

Informal Learning Evidence in Online Communities of Mobile DeviceEnthusiasts / Gill Clough, Ann C. Jones, Patrick McAndrew, andEileen Scanlon

Chapter 6

M-learning: Positioning Educators for a Mobile, Connected Future /Kristine Peters

PART THREE: Applications of Mobile Learning

Chapter 7

Practitioners as Innovators: Emergent Practice in Personal MobileTeaching, Learning, Work, and Leisure / Agnes Kukulska-Hulme andJohn Pettit

Chapter 8

Design and Development of Multimedia Learning Objects for MobilePhones / Claire Bradley, Richard Haynes, John Cook, Tom Boyle, andCarl Smith

Chapter 9

From E-learning to Mobile Learning: New Opportunities / MichellePieri and Davide Diamantini

Chapter 10

MobilED – Mobile Tools and Services Platform for Formal andInformal Learning / Merryl Ford and Teemu Leinonen

Chapter 11

Exploring the Challenges and Opportunities of M-learning within anInternational Distance Education Programme / Jon Gregson and DolfJordaan

Chapter 12

Using Mobile Technologies for Multimedia Tours in a TraditionalMuseum Setting / Laura Naismith and M. Paul Smith

Chapter 13

Use of Mobile Technology for Teacher Training / JocelynWishart




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