The mobile revolution has made mobile phones the lead technology for personal communication, information access and -management. While mobile phones are more widespread than personal computers, laptops and notebooks, the mobile revolution goes beyond portability of computing devices. Already we find ourselves in device ecologies with ubiquitous availability of information and communication services that are no longer limited to special devices. While the technology has spread quickly and disrupted many parts of society, mobile learning is still in its infancy. Mobile learning has to overcome many conceptual, practical, and organisational challenges, before we can fully benefit from the widespread technology for supporting learning in different settings.
The SIG Mobile Learning connects actors who innovate education and learning through the use of mobile and ubiquitous technologies in formal, non-formal and informal settings. Through this the SIG Mobile Learning increases the visibility for novel educational concepts for mobile learning and for the relevance for organisational practice. Furthermore, the SIG activities will support the impact and the uptake of mobile learning projects on the Swiss education and training sector.