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Secrets of mlearning failures: Confronting reality

T Cochrane, D Hawkridge (ed.), S Verjans (ed.), G Wilson (ed.)

ALT Association for Learning Technology | Published : 2012


Having implemented and evaluated over 35 mlearning projects in a variety of contexts in higher education over the past six years the author is ready to share the untold secret: not all mlearning projects succeed! This paper critiques three of the author’s mlearning projects that can be classed as ‘failures’ and compares them to successful projects to draw out critical implications for mlearning project design and implementation to avoid common pitfalls leading to potential project failure. The paper uses the author’s six critical success factors identified across the 35 mlearning projects to evaluate these three projects, and concludes that projects resulting in ‘no significant difference’ (..

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