E-learning vs M-learning. The “e” in eLearning is “electronic.” So eLearning is any form of learning that is delivered using electronic devices like the computer via channels like the Internet. However, learning can also be delivered via the Intranet/Extranet networks.
The “m” in mLearning is “mobile.” So mLearning is any form of knowledge that is given using hand-held and portable devices.
M-learning technologies include handheld computers, MP3 players, notebooks, mobile phones and tablets. M-learning focuses on the mobility of the learner, interacting with portable technologies. Using mobile tools for creating learning aids and materials becomes an important part of informal learning.
M-learning is convenient in that it is accessible from virtually anywhere. Sharing is almost instantaneous among everyone using the same content, which leads to the reception of instant feedback and tips. This highly active process has proven to increase exam scores from the fiftieth to the seventieth percentile, and cut the dropout rate in technical fields by 22%. M-learning also brings strong portability by replacing books and notes with small devices, filled with tailored learning contents.
M-Learning pushes lifelong learning and self-learning. You can learn You learn Anywhere, Anytime, Anyplace… and from Anyone.