Mark A.M. Kramer
Publication year: 2007

Key words:

Hypermobility, ICTs, Mobility, Mobile learning, m-Learning, Nomadicity, Social shaping, Technological determinism, Theory


This paper examines the concept of mobility and reflects on how mobility of the individual is the key aspect of mobile learning, which enhances the individuals’ capacity to learn and acquire knowledge anytime, anywhere. Furthermore, this paper explores the field of mobile learning by investigating whether mobile learning is founded upon a technological deterministic or social-deterministic approach. We argue that mobile learning is a heterogeneously constructed experience, which is dominantly shaped by social forces, but is heavily influenced by technologically determined factors.