Professor Ray Schroeder, Associate Vice Chancellor for Online Learning at the University of Illinois Springfield, predicts that over the coming years, mobile learning will expand and evolve dramatically. Justin Ferriman, a Learning & Collaboration Consultant, reports in his blog ' LearnDash' that in the year 2013, 47% of organizations in US have started using mobile devices to support formal learning. This does not mean however, that a person, thinking of converting eLearning methodology to mobile learning, would find the conversion process necessarily smooth and without glitches.
In an eLearning environment, scores of eLearners, remain chained to their desktops or laptops working with LAN or at the most with WiFi network connections. The same learners, in case of a mLearning environment, could be travelling, shopping or even walking along a city street, offline or with limited data transmission capacities. This simply means that the eLearning web site, of so much importance to eLearners, has no relevance now to the m-learner.