Increasing Access through Mobile Learning, edited by Mohamed Ally and Avgoustos Tsinakos, Vancouver, 2014, published by Commonwealth of Learning and Athabasca University
This chapter provides a brief historical overview of the technology contributing to mobile learning (mLearning) and the concomitant progression towards student-centred pedagogies. To begin, mLearning is defined. The theoretical, pedagogical and conceptual underpinnings of it are then explained, with a focus on the technologies and the pedagogies of each decade, from the 1970s and Kay’s futuristic vision of a mobile learning device, to today’s mobile learning technologies that have surpassed Kay’s vision.
Original Publication Citation
Crompton, H. (2014). A diachronic overview of mobile learning: A shift toward student-centered pedagogies. In M. Ali & A. Tsinakos (Eds.), Increasing access through mobile learning. British Columbia, Canada: Commonwealth of Learning Press and Athabasca University.
Crompton, Helen, "A Diachronic Overview of Mobile Learning: A Shift Toward Student-Centered Pedagogies" (2014). Teaching & Learning Faculty Publications. 72.