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dc.contributor.authorMcGreal, Rory
dc.coverage.spatialGlobalen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-15T03:18:05Z
dc.date.available2016-03-15T03:18:05Z
dc.date.issued2010-11
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11599/2141
dc.description.abstractThe costs of education can never be totally eliminated, but present trends point to the possibility of an asymptotic curve, where the education costs will continue to approach zero, without ever quite reaching it. These curves can be deceiving as the drop in costs increases exponentially. OpenCourseware or Open Educational Resources (OER) are becoming important resources for both learners and instructors as the quantity and quality of the online content increases. Combine this with the growing ubiquity of mobile devices and the possibility of free education becomes possible for the first time. M-learning is an emerging area of distance education. The rising availability of open access learning materials that are interoperable, reusable and re-purposable by many learners and learning institutions is inevitable. Learners can access this free content from anywhere at anytime because of the ever increasing ubiquity of small powerful computers or mobile devices.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectFormal Educationen_US
dc.subjectOpen and Distance Learning (ODL)en_US
dc.subjectOpen Educational Resources (OER)en_US
dc.subjectCosts and Financingen_US
dc.subjectMobile Learning (mLearning)en_US
dc.titleMobile devices and the future of free education 2010en_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US


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