The Implementation of Mobile Learning in Asia: Key Trends in Practices and Research

  • Daniel ChurchillEmail author
  • Mark Pegrum
  • Natalia Churchill
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Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE)


This chapter explores the implementation of mobile learning in Asia, with a particular emphasis on K12 education. A series of 17 individually authored or co-authored country-by-country reports gives an overview of the penetration of mobile devices and the mobile Internet in society and in education. These reports indicate the ways in which such technologies are and are not being employed in teaching and learning, reflecting on the roles of the public and private sectors as well as schools and teachers in their implementation. Common mobile educational practices and their pedagogical underpinnings are outlined, as are associated research projects and publications. The chapter concludes by integrating insights from these reports to establish key regional trends and make recommendations for future mobile learning research.


Mobile learning in Asia K12 mobile learning Mobile devices in education Mobile technologies for teaching and learning Mobile educational practices Mobile learning research 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Churchill
    • 1
    Email author
  • Mark Pegrum
    • 2
  • Natalia Churchill
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationThe University of Hong KongHong KongChina
  2. 2.Graduate School of EducationThe University of Western AustraliaCrawleyAustralia
  3. 3.The Singapore International School (SISHK)Hong KongChina

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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