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Free Mobile Learning Book

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The Open University of China has recently released an mLearning book called Global Mobile Learning Implementations and Trends. The book is available for free online here. It has been edited by Dr. Mohamed Ally (Athabasca University) and Dr. Avgoustos Tsinakos (Eastern Macedonia and Thrace Institute of Technology in Greece). Dr. Ally had previously published a free book called Mobile Learning: Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training via Athabasca University Press, which went on to become an international success with over 55,000 downloads from over 58 countries.

Global Mobile Learning Implementations and Trends has 14 chapters, each written by different experts from around the world. I feel very honored to have contributed a chapter to this book. The complete list of chapters and their authors is as below:

Chapter 1 State of Mobile Learning Around the World by Avgoustos Tsinakos 

Chapter 2 Mobile Learning in International Development by John Traxler

Chapter 3 Universal Instructional Design Principles for Mobile Learning by Tanya Elias

Chapter 4 Planning for Mobile Learning Implementation by Amit Garg

Chapter 5 Blended Mobile Learning: Expanding Learning Spaces with Mobile Technologies by Agnieszka Palalas

Chapter 6 Mobile and Digital: Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in a Networked World by Barbara Schroeder

Chapter 7 Using mLearning and MOOCs to Understand Chaos, Emergence, and Complexity in Education by Inge de Waard, Sean Abajian, Michael Sean Gallagher, Rebecca Hogue, Nilgün Keskin, Apostolos Koutropoulos, Osvaldo C. Rodriguez

Chapter 8 Changing the Way of Learning: Mobile Learning in China by Li Shiliang Sun Hongtao

Chapter 9 Challenges for Successful Adoption of Mobile Learning by David Topolewski et al.

Chapter 10 Location-Based Learning with Mobile Devices by Qing Tan Nashwa El-Bendary

Chapter 11 Mobile Microblogging: Using Twitter and Mobile Devices in an Online Course to Promote Learning in Authentic Contexts by Hsu Yu-Chang Ching Yu-Hui

Chapter 12 Mobile Learning in K-12 in Alberta, Canada by Dermod Madden 

Chapter 13 Trailblazing Through a Steeper Path: A Snapshot of Teachers’ Explorations in Mobile Learning Implementation in Hawaii’s Public Schools by Lin Meng-Fen Grace Ritsuko Iyoda Curtis P. Ho

Chapter 14 Using Self-Efficacy to Assess the Readiness of Nursing Educators and Students for Mobile Learning by Richard F. Kenny et al.

I understand the book was delayed for several reasons so the information provided in some of the chapters could be 9-12 months old and may not refer to developments that have happened in the mobile world since then. However, the editors have done a great job in relentlessly pursuing the book and bringing out a great compilation of mobile learning knowledge which should prove quite useful to beginners and practitioners alike. I hope you find it useful too.

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