Sergio Luján Mora

Profesor Titular de Universidad

Advantages and Disadvantages of M-Learning in Current Education

Santiago Criollo-C, Sergio Luján-Mora, Ángel Jaramillo-Alcázar
2nd IEEE World Engineering Education Conference (EDUNINE 2018), p. 1-6, Buenos Aires (Argentina), March 11-14 2018. ISBN: 978-1-5386-4889-6.
(EDUNINE'18e) Congreso internacional / International conference


M-learning is a teaching and learning methodology that uses mobile devices that have wireless connectivity, the use of these devices offers the opportunity to learn anytime, anywhere. Several studies reveal the high penetration of mobile devices in recent years, for example, by the end of 2015 the penetration of mobile phones in the world amounted to 97 %. Nowadays the number of mobile devices globally reached 7.9 billion, more than the people on our planet. Although several researchers demonstrate the importance of m-learning in the learning process, there is a certain limitation in the use of the mobile device and the barriers in the acceptance of this technology. Since the use of technological means in the teaching-learning process is increasingly common, this article based on a review of the literature aims to present the advantages and disadvantages of the use of mobile technology and the impact it is producing in the current education.