mLearning Resources

02 Mobile Technology

Mobile technology involves facilitating the educational use of mobile phones, PDA devices etc.. These services can support a variety of pedagogical paradigms and activities. This information source has been developed as part of the ViCaDiS Project where the potential uses of different mobile technologies for educational purposes are being evaluated.

The technologies being considered include:

  • SMS (Short Message Service)
  • MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service)
  • WAP 2.0
  • DRM (Digital Rights Management)
  • PoC (Push to Talk over Cellular)
  • VoIP (Voice over IP)
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • GPS/AGPS (Assisted GPS)

Mobile Communication is beginning to move away from line switched towards packet switched networks. At the same time much technological convergence is taking place. This means that quite often the same content and same services can be used, shared and developed by compatible mobile devices and computers. IP convergence is based on the use of IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) and SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) technologies. IMS can help to create a variety of applications which can be can be placed on terminals, servers or both.

IP Convergence

Go to: ViCaDiSmTechnology Questionnaire SMSMMSWAPDRM PoCVoIPNFCGPS/AGPS
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The ViCaDiS Project has been funded by Lifelong Learning Programme 2007 – 2013 and by 10 partners in 6 countries.
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