In this section you will find information and guidance on how to implement mobile learning. Various issues must be considered both before and during the implementation of mobile learning within your area in order to make sure it is apt, to a standard and able to be evaluated throughout roll-out and continued use. This section looks at the general principles behind a mobile learning ‘ecosystem’.
In doing so it provides guidance on practical considerations in relation to technical considerations which covers the types of interface and app to be used, where they will be used and who by. Accessibility looks at both how materials can be accessed by mobile learners as well as being specifically tailored to benefit learners with disabilities. Steering on the cost/benefit is given to navigate the problems that can be encountered when comparing these two criteria. Identifying and overcoming barriers to institutional adoption looks at potential pitfalls and ways that they can be avoided as well as guidance on increasing uptake.
There are also ten steps to mobile learning adoption which pulls together many of the major themes and lessons from the other pages that would lead to a successful introduction of a mobile learning initiative.
This guide can be read in any order and the issues around overcoming barriers is further explored in the strategy section. As is mentioned throughout this guide, mobile learning can serve as a ‘trojan horse’ for wider changes and re-focusing within an institution.