A Note from Dean Cristol, Editor
“The students of the future will demand the learning support that is appropriate for their situation or context. Nothing more, nothing less. And they want it at the moment the need arises. Not sooner, not later. Mobile devices will be a key technology to providing that learning support.” Dr. Marcus Specht, Professor of Advanced Learning Technologies, Open University of Netherlands.
Dr. Specht’s declaration aligns with the authors of this eBook. Reading this book brings to light the current and future mobile learning expectations described by Specht. It has been my pleasure to participate in this eBook, allowing me to read and interact with this group of authors was exhilarating and often times humbling. While mobile devices are functionally evolving and changing to meet the needs of users, each authors’ contributions are less tangible, but arguably more important. They provided content that meets the learning needs of current learners and optimistically will contribute to learning maps of future generations of learners. Thank-you for sharing your work and helping educators and non-educators better understand the importance of mobile learning in the pedagogical processes.
Dean Cristol, PhD, Editor
Associate Professor of Education, College of Education and Human Ecology
Ohio State University, USA