Lai Chuen Paul Lam
Associate Professor, Centre for Learning Enhancement and Research
The Chinese University of Hong Kong
M-learning or mobile learning is often described as learning across multiple contexts, through social and content interactions, using personal electronic devices. M-learning technologies focus on the mobility of the learner, interacting with portable technologies, ranging from MP3 players to tablets. Mobile devices in a blended context allow students to engage, participate, collaborate and share using devices that most of them already have in their pockets and that are familiar and comfortable for them. The challenge facing many universities and educational institutions is now devising BYOD policies to facilitate students using their own devices for studying and equipping academics with the knowledge to utilize mobile technologies in their teaching.