Mobile technologies, like mobile devices and wireless internet services, have the potential to introduce new innovations in the areas of education. m-learning, a new form of education using mobile internet systems and handheld devices, can offer students and teachers the opportunity to interact with and gain access to educational materials, independent of time and space. The purpose of this study was to define the definition of m-learning and to suggest the implications of m-learning for the future of education in lifelong learning society.
In this study, m-learning was defined in three ways: technical perspective, educational perspective, and extensive perspective. Under extensive perspective, for example, m-learning was defined as "a prior step to proceed toward ubiquitous learning, and a learning system which facilitates a meaningful learning experience and supports interactive activity and self-directed learning at any time or at any place by means of mobile internet and mobile devices such as Tablet PC, PDA, or handheld phone." In addition, the concepts of m-learning and u-learning were discussed in terms of mobility and ubiquity.
Finally, this study suggested some considerable suggestions for preparing the future of education based on ubiquitous learning.