Chapter 1Mobile Learning Overview

When I speak to audiences about mobile learning, I often jokingly say that our phones and other mobile devices have become part of our DNA. Think about it for a minute. We never leave home without them. They are always on. We check them an average of 34 times per day; panic if we lose them; and a large percentage of us sleep with them within an arm’s reach. Let’s face it: mobile devices have become a part of who we are and how we interact with the world around us.

Mobile Device Adoption Rates

It seems that everywhere we look, people are on their mobile phones and tablets, but how many people actually have mobile subscriptions? According to the International Telecommunication Union (June 2012), at the end of ...

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