mMOOC Design

Ubiquitous, Open Learning in the Cloud

Inge de Waard

Mobile learning has had a long history running up toward its current, contemporary possibilities. When looking at cellular phones, up until 1973, they were limited to devices installed in cars and other mobile vehicles. However, from April 3, 1973 onward, the first analog mobile-phone calls became a reality when Martin Cooper from Motorola called Joel S. Engel of Bell Labs (Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 2012). In the next three decades, m-learning was embraced in a lot of places, including developing regions. The adoption rate and the types of device used are, however, still very imbalanced and depend on the socioeconomic background of the mobile user group.

The societal ...

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