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Sergio Luján Mora

Catedrático de Universidad

Mobile Learning Technologies for Education: Benefits and Pending Issues

Santiago Criollo-C, Andrea Guerrero-Arias, Ángel Jaramillo-Alcázar, Sergio Luján-Mora
Applied Sciences, 11(9), p. 1-17, 2021. ISSN: 2076-3417.
(APPLSCI'21b) Revista / Journal


Today’s world demands more efficient learning models that allow students to play a more active role in their education. Technology is having an impact on how instruction is delivered and how information is found and share. Until very recently, the educational models encouraged memorization as an essential learning skill. These days, technologies have changed the educational model and access to information. Knowledge is available online, mostly free, and easily accessible. Reading, sharing, listening and, doing are currently necessary skills for education. Mobile devices have become a complete set of applications, support, and help for educational organizations. By conducting an analysis of the behavior and use of mobile devices on current students, efficient educational applications can be developed. Although there are several initiatives for the use of mobile learning in education, there are also issues linked to this technology that must be addressed. In this work, we present the results of a literature review of mobile learning; the findings described are the result of the analysis of several articles obtained in three scientific repositories. This work also lists certain issues that, if properly addressed, can avoid possible complications to the implementation of this technology in education.