This ADL Mobile Learning Handbook is compilation of mobile learning resources. This is a living document and will be regularly updated. Please send any suggestions for additions or changes to firstname.lastname@example.org. There is a condensed version (called the ADL mLearning Guide for demo use on a mobile device) also available through a browser at https://mlearn.adlnet.gov or in various platform stores.This Handbook is separated into ten sections:
- Basics - What mobile learning (or mLearning) means, its capabilities and use opportunities, potential benefits and common concerns.
- Planning - List of choices to consider for appropriate use of mobile devices in learning, including questions to assist in planning.
- Examples - Examples of mobile learning projects and initiatives of interest.
- Best Practices - Lists of tips for instructional designers and developers.
- Learning Content - Tips and best practices for mobile learning.
- Development Options - Tools, native applications and mobile web apps; pros and cons of both types.
- Design Considerations - Information on hardware models, features, operating systems, displays, accessibility, connectivity and other advanced mobile capabilities.
- Mobile Learning Tools - Products available for the creation, deployment and management of mobile content.
- Resources - Recommended links for additional information on mobile learning.
- Glossary definitions.Note: ADL does not endorse any products mentioned in this handbook. Specific devices and applications are provided for informational purposes only to help introduce the concepts related to mobile development for learning or human performance support.