e-Learning Trends - The Mobile Environment

e-Learning Trends - The Mobile Environment

Katy Campbell (University of Alberta, Canada)
Copyright: © 2004 |Pages: 16
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-124-7.ch010


In the introductory chapter, we identified trends and opportunities for e-Learning in higher education. One of these trends, m-Learning, is the focus of this chapter. Today, who doesn’t own a personal digital assistant (PDA)? A PDA is one example of a handheld device in which several technologies have converged – notebooks, e-Textbooks, online calendars and address books, email, music files…. m-Learning often takes place via a wireless device such as a PDA, but students in Japan use cell phones and any airline traveler knows how many laptops suddenly make an appearance when the seatbelt light goes out.

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