Like related learning trends, including 1:1 schools, game-based learning, and personalized learning, mobile learning is one of the least well-understand movements in education.
Part of that confusion likely stems from trying to understand how this new approach to learning relates to existing avenues. One of mobile learning’s defining characteristics is its methods of delivering–or enabling access of–content. Whether that content is authentic or academic, self-directed or teacher-sourced, understanding the various ways mobile content can be delivered in and out of the classroom is one of the first steps in making sense of it as a learning trend.
This all makes the following graphic from CommLab India useful, as it offers 5 of the most common ways to deliver mobile learning content:
3. Documents (from .doc to .pdf)
4. eLearning Modules
5. Flash Cards
While this list seems to miss some of the more obvious–and more common–methods, including social media, blogs, music, apps (including augmented reality apps), and iTunes–well, it’s a start.
Add our 5 to the 5 below and make 10?