Differences between m-learning (mobile learning) and e-learning, basic terminology and usage of m-learning in education

Korucu A. T. , Alkan A.

3rd World Conference on Educational Sciences (WCES), İstanbul, Turkey, 3 - 07 February 2011, vol.15, pp.1925-1930 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 15
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2011.04.029
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.1925-1930


The need for usage of technologies which removes the boundaries of time and location increases day by day today when information and accession to information gains importance. Effect of mobile learning to education is an issue to be researched in order to provide lifelong learning. The fact that mobile devices are small and they have got with a lot of features despite their size increases interest for them. This increasing interest requires more study on these devices or causes the usage of these devices in more fields. The feature of mobile devices that enable educational atmosphere encourages individuals for their usage. Besides, it enables an educator who shares the information to contact more students independent of time and location with the usage of mobile devices in education. Mobile learning is explained in a detailed way in this study. Besides, the relation and differences between m-learning and e-learning are put forth with their details. On some important issues such as internet accession and usage status in Turkey, technological devices used in mobile learning and communication technologies are also studied. (c) 2011 Published by Elsevier Ltd. Open access under CC BY-NC-ND license.