On Mobile Learning with Learning Content Management Systems: A Contemporary Literature Review

  • Asiimwe Edgar Napoleon
  • Grönlund Åke
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 479)


Learning Content management systems (LCMS) are important tools for organizing learning material and communication. Increasingly mobile technologies are used for internet access; particularly important in developing countries where broadband is scarce. Mobile LCMS introduce specific challenges, which are yet not fully addressed. This paper reviews the literature on mobile LCMS for the purpose of identifying current research focus, research gaps, and future research directions regarding how to bridge the gaps and leverage CMS technology to support “mobile learning”. The concept matrix method is used to collect and analyze literature. Five prominent research areas are found; Use, access, design and infrastructure; communication and collaboration; engagement and knowledge development; content and service delivery; and implementation experiences and evaluation. A major gap identified is that research does neither clearly nor thoroughly address the intersection between learning and technology. Adjusting technologies to learning contexts and environments is a key area for future research.


mobile learning MLCMS LCMS LMS CMS 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Asiimwe Edgar Napoleon
    • 1
  • Grönlund Åke
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Informatics, Business SchoolÖrebro UniversityÖrebroSweden

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