Engaging ODL Learners through Mobile Learning at Open University Malaysia

dc.contributor.author Abas, Zoraini W
dc.contributor.author Lim, Tina
dc.contributor.author Mohamad, Norazlina
dc.coverage.placeName Malaysia en_US
dc.coverage.spatial Asia en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2016-03-16T01:09:42Z
dc.date.available 2016-03-16T01:09:42Z
dc.date.issued 2010-11
dc.description.abstract Mobile learning (m-learning) is said to be the next wave of learning (Bonk, 2009). The ITU World Telecommunication (2009) reported an estimate of 4.6 billion mobile cellular telephone subscriptions around the world compared to 6.8 fixed telephone line subscriptions. There are currently 9.5 billion mobile broadband subscriptions. Expected to bring about ubiquitous learning or u-learning, mobile devices such as phones have become more affordable, yet more powerful and packed with features that rival the supercomputers of years ago. Hence, it is not surprising that an increasing number of institutions of higher learning (IHL) are starting to design learning that incorporates mobile devices. Students with smart phones and other popular personal devices such iPods and iPads or netbooks and notebook computers are already benefiting from a plethora of online learning materials such as podcasts, open educational resources (OER) and use of social media. Open distance learning (ODL) institutions are also expected to embark on making available materials for m-learning 24 hours a day. Soon, the development of mobile wireless technologies will urge ODL leaders to consider and adopt m-learning on a wider scale to benefit its students. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11599/2156
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Mobile Learning (mLearning) en_US
dc.subject Open and Distance Learning (ODL) en_US
dc.subject Open Educational Resources (OER) en_US
dc.subject Higher Education en_US
dc.subject Formal Education en_US
dc.title Engaging ODL Learners through Mobile Learning at Open University Malaysia en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
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