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MERLOT's community has built an online collection of resources about implementing mobile learning strategies in K-12, higher education, and professional training. Learn how others are implementing, assessing, supporting, and developing mobile learning strategies

Mobile Learning Community in MERLOT

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Within the over 166,000 registered members of MERLOT, many members have a primary interest in mobile learning. Find them easily with a click.

Research and Reports on Mobile Learning

Here are some useful research reports on mobile learning. If you have found other research reports on websites, please catalog them in MERLOT so others can have access to them as well.

Mobile Devices Resources (WCET)

Meeting Students where they are – on their phones. May 2019

Top App Trend Predictions for 2020 – What to expect in Mobile App industry. Jan 2020

The Effect of Mobile Apps on Academic Success. March 2019

Use of Mobile Apps in Education: The Impact of Digital Magazines on Student Learning. May 2018

Mobile Applications w/in Education: An Overview of Application Paradigms in Specific Categories. Nov 2017

Mobile Device Apps

Google Launches Educator App Hub. June 2019

10 Great Benefits of Using Mobile Apps in Education. Nov 2019

Are Learning Apps helping or hurting education? By Becton Loveless

How Mobile Apps are transforming the education industry. July 2019

Colorado Technical University launches faculty app to enhance the online student experience. 2018

Student Device Preferences for Online Course Access and Multimedia Learning. 2018

Changing Mobile Learning Practices: A multiyear study 2012-2016. April 2018

2019 Study of Faculty and Information Technology. Dec 2019

How Mobile learning can support global student engagement. Nov 2019

Mobile Fact Sheet. Pew Research Center. June 2019

Other Resources about Mobile Learning

Organization Title Description
EduAppCenter logo

EduAppCenter provides a collection of educationally-focused apps, tutorials, and procedures for LTI integrrations. is provided and maintained by Instructure.

appapedia logo Appapedia.Org is a Website dedicated to providing educators information and resources regarding appropriate education and workforce mobile apps and information regarding smart gadgets and tools for education. The website is not intended to promote the sale or distribution of products.The sole purpose is to keep educators updated regarding mobile app development and innovations for teaching and learning in their field of study
Educause logo EDUCAUSE Resources on Mobile Learning This site features many resources related to mobile learning. " Using portable computing devices (such as iPads, laptops, tablet PCs, PDAs, and smart phones) with wireless networks enables mobility and mobile learning, allowing teaching and learning to extend to spaces beyond the traditional classroom. Within the classroom, mobile learning gives instructors and learners increased flexibility and new opportunities for interaction. Explore this resource site—a collection of all EDUCAUSE mobile learning related resources."
I am Learn Logo The International Association for Mobile Learning (IAmLearn) IAmLearn is a membership organization to promote excellence in research, development and application of mobile and contextual learning. It organizes the annual mLearn international conference series and manages the website to collate and disseminate information about new projects, emerging technologies, and teaching resources.
mobile learning portal logo Mobile Learning Portal at The University of Texas This website, hosted by the Learning Technology Center in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin, is designed to be a central point of access to the wide range of research, projects, and other resources related to the use of mobile technologies in learning environments. As it continues to grow and expand, the site will address issues of interest to researchers, practitioners, and educational leaders.
apple in education logo Apple i-Tunes Apple's website contains information about using mobile apps in education as well as links to those apps.
mind/shift logo Mindshift Mobile Learning This site includes a variety of blog posts that concern mobile learning. One can explore the site for what is desired.
m-learning logo This site, from the UK, provides news articles as well as some guidelines for using mobile devices.

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