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Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning

An International Handbook

  • Shengquan Yu
  • Mohamed Ally
  • Avgoustos Tsinakos

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Theoretical Foundation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Helen Crompton, Yi-Ching Lin, Diane Burke, Alana Block
      Pages 3-17
    3. Elena Olmos, Janaina Ferreira Cavalcanti, José-Luís Soler, Manuel Contero, Mariano Alcañiz
      Pages 95-106
    4. Qi Wang
      Pages 127-139
    5. Bibeg Limbu, Mikhail Fominykh, Roland Klemke, Marcus Specht, Fridolin Wild
      Pages 157-175
  3. Research and Applications

About this book


This book explores the latest trends and technologies in the field of mobile and ubiquitous learning. It highlights best practices in technology-enhanced learning, and explores how new technologies such as mobile, augmented and wearable technologies are shaping instructional design strategies and the content curriculum development process.

The book consists of approximately 20 chapters, written by international experts in the field of mobile and ubiquitous learning. The authors hail from Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, Greece, India, Malaysia, Mauritius, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. Topics covered include but are not limited to: Use of social media in mobile learning, Contexts of learning and challenges of mobility: Designing for formal, informal, and non-formal learning, Mobile virtual reality: a promising technology to change the way we learn and teach, Mobile applications for encyclopedias, Ethical considerations in the incorporation of mobile and ubiquitous technologies into teaching and learning, Use of augmented reality in mobile learning for students with disabilities, Using wearable technology to support transfer of expertise, and Core technologies in mobile learning. Providing valuable insights on the future of education and the upcoming pedagogies that will be applied in traditional, distance and blended learning, the book offers educators and stakeholders essential guidance in making innovations for the new generations of learners in the 21st century.


Mobile Learning Augmented Reality Context-aware Technology Seamless Learning Technology-enhanced Learning Educational Technology Emerging Technology in Education Smart Education Ubiquitous Learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Shengquan Yu
    • 1
  • Mohamed Ally
    • 2
  • Avgoustos Tsinakos
    • 3
  1. 1.Beijing Normal UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Athabasca UniversityAlbertaCanada
  3. 3.Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of TechnologyKavalaGreece

About the editors

Dr. Shengquan Yu is a Professor, Executive Director of Advanced Innovation Center for Future Education in Beijing Normal University and Director of the Joint Laboratory for Mobile Learning, Ministry of Education-China Mobile Communications Corporation. He also serves as the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Education, Beijing Normal University. He was selected into the New Century Excellent Talents Project in 2008, as a star professor with prestige .

Professor Yu’s research fields include mobile/ubiquitous learning, information and communications technology and curriculum integration,  network learning technology,  and  education informationization policy. He has published more than 180 academic papers, including over 80 CSSCI articles, 10 SSCI/SCI/EI articles, 4  popular science books and 3 scholarly monographs.

Dr. Mohamed Ally is a Professor at the Centre for Distance Education and a Researcher at the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute at Athabasca University in Canada. A former Director of the Centre of Distance Education and School of Computing and Information Systems at Athabasca University, he obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, Canada. His current areas of research include mobile learning, e-learning, distance education, and the use of emerging learning technologies in education and training. Dr. Ally is Past-President of the International Federation of Training and Development Organizations and is one of the Founding Directors of the International Association of Mobile Learning. He was also on the Board of Directors for the Canadian Society for Training and Development. He has edited eleven books on the use of emerging technologies in education. His book Mobile Learning: Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training won the Charles A. Wedemeyer Award in the United States for significant contribution to distance education. Dr. Ally has presented keynote speeches, workshops, and papers in many countries.


Dr Tsinakos Avgoustos is a Professor and Director of the MSc Program “Advanced Information and Computer Technologies” at the Department of Computing and Informatics Engineering, Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology, Greece.  He has also served as Coordinator of Master of Distance Education in Greece, on behalf of Athabasca University of Canada, since 2009.

Prof Tsinakos has authored a number of publications and was the Coordinator (or member of the Coordination Team) in more than 14 national/international projects on the topic of distance education. Additionally he has participated in a number of national and international conferences as an invited speaker/presenter.

Since 2011 Prof. Tsinakos has served on the Bologna Expert Team, as National Representative on behalf of the Greek Ministry of Education. Dr Tsinakos is also a member of the Executive Committee and Founding Director of the International Association for Blended Learning for the European region. 


Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning
  • Book Subtitle An International Handbook
  • Editors Shengquan Yu
    Mohamed Ally
    Avgoustos Tsinakos
  • Series Title Perspectives on Rethinking and Reforming Education
  • Series Abbreviated Title Perspectives on Rethinking and Reforming Education
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-6143-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-5580-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-6144-8
  • Series ISSN 2366-1658
  • Series E-ISSN 2366-1666
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 377
  • Number of Illustrations 14 b/w illustrations, 48 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Educational Technology
    Computers and Education
    Learning & Instruction
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