An Overview of Learning Design and Analytics in Mobile and Ubiquitous Learning

  • Gerti PishtariEmail author
  • Marí­a Jesús Rodríguez-Triana
  • Edna Milena Sarmiento-Márquez
  • Jaanus Terasmaa
  • Külli Kori
  • Mihkel Kangur
  • Oleksandr Cherednychenko
  • Terje Väljataga
  • Liisa Puusepp
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11841)


Mobile and ubiquitous learning models have been widely adopted in technology-enhanced learning (TEL) practices. Apart from potential benefits, these models introduce additional complexity in designing, monitoring and evaluating learning activities, as learning happens across different spaces. In recent years, literature on learning design (LD) and learning analytics (LA) has started to address these issues. This paper presents a systematic review on how LD and LA communities understand mobile and ubiquitous learning, as well as their respective contributions in these fields. The search included seven main academic databases in TEL, resulting in 1722 papers, from which 54 papers were included in the final analysis. Results point out the lack of common definitions for mobile and ubiquitous learning, raises research trends and (unexploited) synergies between LD and LA communities, and identifies areas that require further attention from these communities.


Mobile learning Ubiquitous learning Learning design Learning analytics Systematic literature review 



This research has been partially funded by the European Union in the context of CEITER (Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, grant agreement no. 669074).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerti Pishtari
    • 1
    Email author
  • Marí­a Jesús Rodríguez-Triana
    • 1
  • Edna Milena Sarmiento-Márquez
    • 1
  • Jaanus Terasmaa
    • 1
  • Külli Kori
    • 1
  • Mihkel Kangur
    • 1
  • Oleksandr Cherednychenko
    • 1
  • Terje Väljataga
    • 1
  • Liisa Puusepp
    • 1
  1. 1.Tallinn UniversityTallinnEstonia

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