Mobile technologies are becoming more embedded, ubiquitous and networked, with enhanced capabilities for social interactions and internet connectivity. Such technologies can have a great impact on learning.
Some schools in the UK are already providing every pupil with iPads as a way of embracing the informal learning going on outside the classroom. Cardiff schools are being given wireless tablet devices for every pupil to be able to use in a £3m project aimed at bringing teaching up to date.
Learning may move more and more outside of the classroom and into the learner’s environments, both real and virtual, thus becoming more personal, collaborative and lifelong.
Long term challenges will be to discover how to use mobile technologies to transform learning into a seamless part of daily life.