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

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Accessibility in M-Learning

Ensuring Equal Access

Jodi B. Roberts

A shift is occurring in distance education in which learning can occur anytime and practically anywhere a learner has an Internet connection or telephone service. This new delivery method is known as mobile learning (m-learning). M-learning, as defined by Compton, Muilenburg, and Berge in Chapter 1, is “learning across multiple contexts, through social and content interactions, using personal electronic devices” (Crompton, 2013, p. 4). These personal electronic devices allow individuals to teach and learn at a distance in a manner that is digital, customizable, and real time, and incorporates the senses. Portable computing devices, such as smartphones, media players, personal ...

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