Qooco CEO David Topolewski has authored a chapter in the recently published book Global Mobile Learning Implementations and Trends. The book, edited by internationally recognized mobile learning experts, presents research and findings on the implementation and trends of mobile learning from a global perspective. While the rise of mobile technology and connectivity has changed industries worldwide, education has not changed much, but it is one with massive potential. While mobile learning projects exist in small numbers around the world, large-scale programs or government supported pilots are few and the full potential of mobile learning is largely unexplored.
In David Topolewski’s article, “Challenges for Successful Adoption of Mobile Learning,” he examines both the potential and challenges of adopting mobile learning methods in Asia. He points out that rapid digital acceleration has facilitated the rapid spread of smart phone use in countries such as China. However, in many regions factors such as a lack of infrastructure, technological limitations and difficulty processing payment all create obstacles to integrating mobile learning into existing educational and training methods. As these obstacles are overcome, the transformational potential from mobile learning is significant and has potential to ignite an educational revolution.
Global Mobile Learning Implementations and Trends was edited by Dr. Avgoustos Tsinakos and Dr. Mohamed Ally and is available for download here.