Barriers to Mobile Learning Advancements in the United Kingdom

  • David WhyleyEmail author
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Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE)


Since its ambitious, visionary beginning in 2003 in Wolverhampton, mobile learning continues to expand and evolve in the UK. Mobile technologies, as well, continue to expand and evolve with tablets, Chromebooks, and even laptops viewed as “mobile” devices. Drawing on a range of resources (e.g., interviews with 16 influential practitioners), then, this chapter addresses the question: what is the status of mobile learning in the UK some 15 years later? In developing an answer, we explore mobile devices, models of mobile device ownership, and the pedagogical uses of mobile devices for mobile learning.


Mobile technology Digital strategy BYOD1:1 Cloud storage E-books personalized learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Whytek ConsultingStourbridgeUK

Section editors and affiliations

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

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