Mobile Phones as Learning Instruments: m-Learning Service Provision Within an InfoStation-Based Multi-Agent Environment
With the continuing evolution of modern handheld mobile devices, an opportunity has arisen for a more comprehensive integration of these devices into educational environments. Over the last decade, the common mobile phone has developed into a terminal incorporating a massive amount of functionality, with these devices now operating as media players, web access, personal organisers etc. Indeed virtually every student has access to a mobile phone of some description. With this experience students have developed an extensive tacit knowledge of operating these devices that for the most part, is left untapped. Indeed in many class rooms, students are encouraged to turn these devices off.