Section Introduction: Mobile Learning

  • Elliot SolowayEmail author
  • Cathleen NorrisEmail author
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Mobile learning has continued to evolve since our state-of-the-art assessment in the first edition of this Handbook. As documented in the “mobile learning” section of this 2nd edition of the Handbook, (1) mobile learning per se is seeing limited adoption in classrooms in the USA, the UK, and in 17 countries in Asia, (2) while the young learners themselves are adopting mobile learning in a significant way outside the classroom. While the developing nations struggle with issues of device access, the developed nations struggle with seeing the value of mobile learning with respect to increased student achievement. Thus, while other educational technology trends (e.g., personalized learning, flipped learning, online learning) are attracting attention, mobile learning continues to evolve below the “radar” – with a comeback into the classroom occurring when educators better understand the significant impact mobile learning is having on this generation of young mobile learners.


Mobile learning Educational technology Millennials using technology Teachers using technology Technology use in K-12 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.University of North TexasDentonUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Cathleen Norris
    • 1
  • Elliot Soloway
    • 2
  1. 1.University of North TexasDentonUSA
  2. 2.University of MichiganAnn ArborUSA

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