A. Grigoriou

Cyprus University of Technology (CYPRUS)
Over the years, the technology penetrates more and more into our lives. The new generations are growing up under these conditions without living its absence. As their desires are increasingly demanding, they are able to get information anywhere and anytime by just using their mobile device. This environment can be called “mobile learning”. That is, the children by using a mobile device can discover and learn new knowledge from the environment around them. But what are the effects of using mobile learning applications for children, and how do they differ from the results of using printed material for learning? The following literature review reference, link research and compare different implementation in various contexts, and different study subjects to answer the above question. Investigations were carried out among children aged 6-13 years. The reason I choose to investigate this question is because there is plenty of literature review to give a sufficient answer for this specific range of age. Also, mobile learning is a new field of research.
This work is the empirical literature review of articles that focuses on mobile learning in children aged in the range of 6 to 13 years. Specifically, the results were concluded from children using mobile devices in various locations inside and outside school. The methodology followed for the relevant selection of the articles was the use of keywords on the desired subject within several search engines. Most of the sources are indicating the benefits that the children are acquiring by the use of mobile devices for learning. In several cases, by comparing the results of children who use printed materials with children who use mobile device the outcome is more positive.