E-Learning and Digital Media vol:8 issue:1 pages:8-18
The ongoing development of mobile devices like cell phones, iPods, PDAs, and so on is
seen by an increasing number of educationalists as a chance to focus on a new kind of learning. This
mobile learning, as it is called, should enable students to learn while on the move. Rather than giving a
genealogy of the use of mobile equipment in education, this article tries to add understanding to the
processes that made possible the emergence of this new research domain. In doing this, the authors use
one specific theoretical approach, actor-network theory, which will lead to a profound elaboration of
the processes involved in new, emerging research fields.