Mobile learning or M-learning is defined as "learning across multiple contexts, through social and content interactions, using personal electronic devices." A form of distance education, m-learners use mobile device educational technology at their time convenience.
M-learning technologies include handheld computers, MP3 players, notebooks, mobile phones and tablets. M-learning focuses on the mobility of the learner, interacting with portable technologies. Using mobile tools for creating learning aids and materials becomes an important part of informal learning.
M-learning is convenient in that it is accessible from virtually anywhere. Sharing is almost instantaneous among everyone using the same content, which leads to the reception of instant feedback and tips. This highly active process has proven to increase exam scores from the fiftieth to the seventieth percentile, and cut the dropout rate in technical fields by 22 percent. M-learning also brings strong portability by replacing books and notes with small devices, filled with tailored learning contents.
Seemingly simple words take on so many meanings. But here at SMA, we have a way of simplifying ambiguous technology terms. In our world, "mobile" means tablet or smartphone, and "m-learning" means using these devices to deliver training and performance support to your audience. We help you identify the right platforms, and then design, build, and test your solution so it works precisely where and how you need it to work. Either you want to create new m-learning or you have materials that you want to convert to m-learning, we have the solution.