University of Hradec Kralove (CZECH REPUBLIC)
About this paper:
Appears in: EDULEARN15 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 2077-2080
ISBN: 978-84-606-8243-1
ISSN: 2340-1117
Conference name: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Mobile devices such as netbooks, tablets or smart phones have become part and parcel of everyday life. They have penetrated almost all human activities, including higher education. Nearly all students nowadays own mobile devices and about half of them own more than one. Research has also shown that students are nowadays well equipped for mobile learning. In addition, because these devices are highly personalized and collaborative communication tools, they provide the institutions of tertiary education with flexible tools for complementing the existing technologies and extending the learning beyond the classrooms and homes from remote places like train or bus stations where students do not have any access to computers. Therefore, the aim of this article is to explore the current concept of mobile learning and its definition, list its benefits and drawbacks and outline its future development.
Mobile learning, concept, benefits, drawbacks.