This Mobile Learning Curriculum Framework is presented by a group of mobile learning practitioners and domain experts who have been active in this field. It is based on the available body of theory and practice about Mobile Learning. The intention is for institutions to use the framework as a starting point to adapt, adopt and implement the curriculum within their local context to suit the needs of their specific target audience as set out below. As such this curriculum does not include detailed lesson plans or courseware, which is the next step for development. The design of a dedicated course, courseware and related contextualised instances from the mobile curriculum framework themes and related modules presented here is considered to be the task of the implementing organization.

For such a purpose the following strategic assumptions and operational tenets are outlined:
  • Mobile technology, within the current context of application and thus a concern for this document, is viewed as handheld devices and cover standard mobile phones, feature phones, smartphones and tablet devices. The utilisation of these devices should take into account various scenarios, ranging from one device per child through to shared devices. It is acknowledged that the Mobile Learning Curriculum should endeavour to be future-proof and take into account technology and pedagogical trends.
  • Contextualisation of the Mobile Learning Curriculum Framework is an institutional effort as a “one size fits all” approach is not possible. As the practical implementation depends on many factors and would have to address the situatedness of the stakeholders within an organisation such an endeavour would have to evolve through negotiation and consultation. However, a key consideration should remain empowerment of practitioners and an ethical mindset.GreenZoner egypt