Changing Direction: Mobile Technology in Russian Higher Education

  • Daniyar Sapargaliyev
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 407)


The purpose of this study was to investigate the examples of using mobile technology in higher education in Russia. We have identified the main barriers in development of mobile learning in the region. Also we offered possible solutions to improve the situation in the future. We analyzed more than 30 Russian-language sources about the development of mobile learning in Russia. We found that many Russian universities are implementing projects on the use of mobile devices in education. Nevertheless there are still a number of problems that hinder the further development of mobile learning. Today Russian education community is divided. Some teachers are actively using mobile devices in the classroom, but many educators are in skepticism about mobile learning. We have determined the apparent contradiction between how active students are using mobile technology in everyday life and the inability of teachers to exploit this potential for educational purposes.


mobile learning mobile technology higher education ICT Russia 


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  • Daniyar Sapargaliyev
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  1. 1.International Academy of BusinessAlmatyKazakhstan

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