Accelerating the Adoption of mLearning: A Call for Collective and Collaborative Action
This report, written by the Forum’s Global Agenda Council on ICT, examines the opportunities and impact Mobile Learning can have as a means for positive socio-economic growth. The report notes that no socio-economic factor is a better indicator of a nation’s economic success than its investment in education and that mLearning offers fascinating opportunities to systemically redefine the way that individuals and communities can contribute to society.
Mobile Learning serves as a new way of interconnecting everything and everyone -- teachers, tutors, students, study groups, social networks, gaming communities, content creators and more -- in a trusted way for sharing information and knowledge. It redefines formal and informal learning and creates new platforms to reach the 140 million children and adolescents who are currently not enrolled in school. The report also notes that technology alone won’t change the educational paradigm and that robust multistakeholder collaboration is required to ensure that well-designed, locally-appropriate content and well-prepared teachers are all engaged to create sustainable value.