This book looks at the broader social and cultural context of mobile learning and at its dynamic with technology and technical change. Over the past four or five years there have been a variety of mobile learning pilots and projects exploring the ...
possibilities of using handheld computers, mobile phones, personal media players and games consoles to deliver, support and enhance learning, assessment, guidance and administration. These developments are often driven by pedagogic necessity, technological innovation or funding opportunity and work within relatively narrow educational and social discourses.This is potentially problematic since it potentially ignores the ways in which mobile devices and technologies are transforming society quite profoundly, creating new forms of art, business, crime and artefact and challenging existing ideas of identity, community and discourse, and consequently challenges accepted notions of education, learning and knowledge. These changes are the wider environment of the technological and pedagogical components of mobile learning.It contextualises/integrates many disparate, obvious and exciting phenomena, and builds on established visibility and publication in mobile learning.