, Volume 61, Issue 3, pp 308–309 | Cite as

Ordóñez de Pablos, P., Tennyson, R. D., & Kytras, M. D. (eds): Assessing the role of mobile technologies and distance learning in higher education

Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2015
  • Ismahan Arslan-AriEmail author
  • Fatih Ari
Column: Book Review

Over the past two decades, advances in software and hardware technology, along with social factors such as individual demand for flexible educational opportunities, have triggered an increase in the number of distance and mobile learning initiatives. According to a recent report by Allen et al. (2016), in fall of 2014, 72.7% of public higher education institutions in the U.S. offered distance education courses at the undergraduate level. Of all higher education institutions in Europe, 75% of them offered distance education courses in 2015 (Sursock 2015). Despite the capabilities of information and communication technologies (ICT), however, the use of ICT in today’s distance and mobile learning implementations is still not at a desired level.

Assessing the Role of Mobile Technologies and Distance Education in Higher Educationaims to bring together the theoretical knowledge and real-life experiences of higher education institutions and professionals with the challenges of distance...


High Education Institution Mobile Technology Distance Learning Mobile Learning Gulf Cooperation Council 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Educational Studies, College of EducationUniversity of South CarolinaColumbiaUSA

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