Mobile Learning, also known as Mlearning, is at present, the most confused term, if not misused, in the world of elearning. People often describe mobile learning as what is done on your laptop, as you can do it anywhere. But this certainly cannot be categorized as mobile learning.
So, what is Mobile Learning?
Here’s how eLearning Guild describes Mobile Learning:
“Any activity that allows individuals to be more productive when consuming, interacting with, or creating information, mediated through a compact digital portable device that the individual carries on a regular basis, has reliable connectivity, and fits in a pocket or purse.”
Let me simplify it further for you.
M-learning is any kind of learning that takes place via a portable, hand-held electronic device.
And in most cases, mobile phones, PDAs and Tablets.
Mobile learning is a form of distance learning and can be formal or informal, structured or unstructured.