Mlearning is made possible by the existence and application of mobile hardware and networking technology. By exploring the capabilities of these technologies, it is possible to construct a picture of how different components of m-learning can be implemented. This paper will explore the major technologies currently in use: Portable Digital Assistants (PDAs), Short Message Service (SMS) messaging via mobile phone, and podcasts via MP3 players.
Originally published in ‘International Review on Research in Open and Distance Learning (IRRODL)’, V. 8, n. 2. Subject to Creative Commons License 2.5 (c) 2007 http://www.irrodl.org/index.php/irrodl/article/view/348/873
Reproduced with permission of Athabasca University – Canada’s Open University