A Frame for the Literature on M-learning


4th World Conference on Educational Technology Researches (WCETR), Barcelona, Spain, 28 - 29 November 2014, vol.182, pp.127-135 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 182
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2015.04.747
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.127-135
  • Keywords: Purpose and Scale of m-learning projects, M-learning instructional method, Implemented approaches, Developed applications of m-learning, Frameworks for m-learning, MOBILE, STUDENTS
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This study attempts to find out overall aspects that have been considered in various mobile learning researches and projects. A systematic review of literature was carried out on the mobile learning domain that emphasized on scale, purposes, methods and type of used m-learning applications as well as school levels they have been implemented. Engagement of students, just-in-time learning were among the most frequently considered issues for selecting instructional methods in m-learning projects while inquiry-based learning is the most common method of instruction which is followed by game-based learning. It is revealed that cellphones and smartphones were the most frequently used devices for applying m-learning while m-learning has been considered dominantly for K12 environments rather than higher education. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.