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

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An International Perspective on Mobile Learning

Diana J. Muir

When considering m-learning in the international arena, the definition of m-learning takes on broader meaning. Developed countries have advantages such as infrastructure, connectivity, and technology that make m-learning readily available. In developing countries, cost, connectivity, availability of mobile devices, bandwidth, and technology-transfer restrictions become major issues. All can be overcome if a few adjustments in curriculum development and delivery method are made. Local culture, needs, and resources must be considered, language barriers can be overcome, and cost can be mediated.

You might ask, “Why do we even have to worry about these things? Why can’t we just discuss ...

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