9. Mobile Learning: E-Learning for People on the Go Out in the World

  1. William Horton

Published Online: 1 DEC 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118256039.ch9

E-Learning by Design, 2nd Edition

E-Learning by Design, 2nd Edition

How to Cite

Horton, W. (2011) Mobile Learning: E-Learning for People on the Go Out in the World, in E-Learning by Design, 2nd Edition, Pfeiffer, San Francisco, CA, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118256039.ch9

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 DEC 2011
  2. Published Print: 26 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470900024

Online ISBN: 9781118256039



  • classroom course;
  • e-learning course;
  • mobile learner;
  • mobile learning


Mobile learning frees people to learn at the place and time they choose and to learn from a world of teachers. This learning may be part of a non-mobile form of learning, such as a field trip during a classroom course. Mobile learning has two meanings: (i) letting mobile learners participate in conventional classroom and e-learning courses and (ii) having people learn from objects, places, and people they encounter out in the world. Mobile learners have a world of teachers, coaches, and mentors-not just those embedded in a training course. In mobile learning, learning comes from interacting with: objects, locations, experts, fellow learners and the Internet. Mobile learning has compelling advantages: People learn from the whole world, they learn when teachable moments occur, they learn where they will apply learning, they benefit from exercise and variety, and they have many more opportunities to learn.

Controlled Vocabulary Terms

e-Learning; Employee classroom activity applications; M-learning