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Limitations of mobile phone learning


In this article, we discuss weaknesses inherent in mobile phone learning, and factors that limit its viability. (We do not discuss other m-learning devices such as PDAs.) We conclude that, while e-learning has met with some acceptance among educators and is increasingly being implemented, it will be necessary to solve the problems that we discuss before m-learning can become effective, accepted and widely used. Educators who are interested in using mobile phones for learning with their students should be aware of the current limitations.


Shudong, W., & Higgins, M. (2006). Limitations of mobile phone learning. The JALT CALL Journal, 2(1), 3-14. https://doi.org/10.29140/jaltcall.v2n1.18