Mobile Learning in ECE - Key Findings

By Michael Hilkemeijer


As the pace of technological development continues to increase in society more and more mobile devices are becoming visible in the hands of people. The range of mobile technologies is substantial, and we continue to rely on them today more than ever.


Educational technology has paved the way for teachers to a more liberated approach to learning. Now teachers, students and parents can all be connected.


Understanding mobile learning

The rise of mobile technologies has encouraged many schools to include them in the classroom. So what is mobile learning?


Mobile learning is more commonly referred to as m-learning and is to do with mobile and handheld digital technologies in teaching and learning.


Education now benefits from mobile learning as it brings with it access to the Internet. Additionally, the mobility offers opportunities for widening participation in learning.


The importance of mobile learning in education extends from early childhood education to secondary education. In early childhood education, for example, mobile learning can occur when young use tablet computers such as iPads in outdoor activities to take advantage of its features and capabilities in their learning.


Here is why mobile learning in education is important today.


It makes learning accessible and flexible

Mobile learning in education offers flexibility and accessibility to learners.


It’s just in time learning

Our technological age has undoubtedly made our work lives increasingly fast-paced. It has made every task, process and operation in corporate organizations quicker.


It offers personalised learning

Mobile learning in education makes learning personalised for each individual student.