Professor Mohamed Ally PhD is Professor in the Centre for Distance Education and Researcher in the Technology Enhanced Knowledge Research Institute (TEKRI) at Athabasca University in Canada. He obtained his PhD from the University of Alberta, Canada. He was Director of the Centre of Distance Education and Director of the School of Computing and Information Systems at Athabasca University. His current areas of research include mobile learning, e-learning, distance education, problem-based learning and use of emerging learning technologies in education and training. Dr. Ally is Past-President of the International Federation of Training and Development Organizations (IFTDO) and is one of the Founding Directors of the International Association of Mobile Learning (IamLearn). He recently edited seven books on the use of emerging technologies in education. Dr. Ally has presented keynote speeches, papers and workshops at many conferences.
- Table of Contents
- About the Authors
- Mobile services and their development
- Mobile users, their behaviour and requirements
- Emerging technical developments including new platforms, devices and applications
- Strategy and infrastructure developments at national level
- Reflections and feedback on new service models
- Local innovation
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