. Mobile technology actually offers the appropriateeducational environment to assist learning activities both inside and outsidethe classroom .As Paul Harris in Goin’ mobile states mobile learning is the ability to enjoy aneducational moment from a cell phone or a personal digital assistant .Today’s ICT has significantly extended the scope for learning anywhere,anytime and the term m-learning has gained serious strength and influence indescribing the future of education . From a pedagogical perspective,mobile learning supports a new dimension in the educational process.Features of mobile learning include :
Urgency of learning need;
Initiative of knowledge acquisition;
Mobility of learning setting;
Interactivity of the learning process;
‘Situatedness’ of instructional activities; and
Integration of instructional content.
Mobile learning technology
The new paradigm is more proactive and pushes information to people; thecomponents that mobile learning system includes :
authoring tools for content capture and conversion for mobile delivery
mobile game and simulation templates
mobile learning management, which registers and track mobile learning use
mobile learning content management systems that download and manage arepository of mobile content
enterprise application integration tools, such as CRM and HRIS.
From courseware to performance-ware:
The stand-alone learning contentmodel needs to transform to a context-driven, task-sensitive, performance-support model. Examples include guided tasks, instructions, job-aids, andreference-ware. In addition, standards need to be defined to interchangeperformance-objects, which are delivered within the context of a job-task, withleaning-objects, which focus on modular course content.
From course management to business workflow:
Business workflow andprocesses become the delivery platform for mobile learning and performancesupport.
From instructional design to performance-based design:
Compilingcontent and courses transforms into job, task, activity, and businessapplication context analysis. This links workflow to granular content.
From mouse-and-click to pen-and-voice interface:
New forms of interactivity include small or non-existent keyboard interfaces. In the future,pen-based handwriting-recognition and voice-recognition tools to capture andaccess information will become the norm.