Mobile learning: an economic approach

Andreea Molnar, Cristina Hava Muntean

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Abstract

Today, mobile devices have become an integral part of their possessor’s life. Learning using mobile devices has the advantage of receiving educational content at the moment when it is actually needed, or when the learner feels like s/he is able to study. Moreover, mobile devices used in education can augment the learning experience by delivering further information to the learner, depending on the learner’s context. However, there are still challenges to overcome in order to achieve a widespread adoption of mobile learning. One of these is the high cost of delivering educational content over wireless networks, especially when multimedia content is transmitted. This research proposes a solution that predicts the learner’s economic behaviour and takes it into account when delivering educational multimedia content. A mechanism for reducing the cost of the educational content delivery over wireless networks is also presented.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationIntelligent and adaptive learning systems
Subtitle of host publicationtechnology enhanced support for learners and teachers
EditorsSabine Graf, Fuhua Lin, Kinshuk , Rory McGreal
PublisherIGI Global
Pages311-326
ISBN (Print)9781609608422
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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