Share Paper: A Systematic Review of M-Learning: Deepening Education or Widening the Divide?

  1. Carolyn Raynor, New Mexico State University, United States
  2. Karin Wiburg, New Mexico State University, United States
  3. Gaspard Mucundanyi, New Mexico State University, United States
Tuesday, June 26 6:00 PM-7:00 PM Koepelzaal

Abstract: A new paradigm of teaching/learning has emerged-learning through the mode of mobile devices. Mobile technologies promise new, innovative methods of teaching/learning. Its benefits include collaboration, portability in learning, immediacy, ubiquity and adaptability. Yet, mobile technology is a paradox. Mobile devices can be powerful tools for creativity, learning and civic engagement. Still, while worldwide rates of mobile phone ownership are rising, data plans are limited, and homes restricted to mobile plans as a sole source of Internet are rarely granted access to these kinds of activities. Further, over half the world's population lacks access to open internet. Those who lack this ...