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Handbook of Mobile Learning by Lin Muilenburg, Zane L. Berge

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The Future of Mobile Apps for Teaching and Learning

Ferial Khaddage and Christoph Lattemann

A new definition of m-learning has been presented in the first chapter. It was modified from a definition presented by Sharples, Taylor, and Vavoula in 2007. In Chapter 1, Crompton, Muilenburg, and Berge defined m-learning as “learning across multiple contexts, through social and content interactions, using personal electronic devices” (Crompton, 2013, p. 4). This chapter departs from this definition and focuses on mobile applications (apps) and technologies in this context.

Mobile apps have come a long way in the past 2 years, especially in their applications for business, health, information, communication, and education. Most mobile devices are now ...

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