Previous JISC publications and resources were used as a starting point for this review, in addition to interviews with leading researchers and practitioners in the field, performed via telephone, email and videoconference. These individuals recommended other publications and individuals with relevant experience, knowledge and insight. Most of the latter also agreed to be interviewed. The focus of the interviews and discussions was upon the past three years in the mobile and wireless technologies landscape, current good practice, and future affordances/inhibitors. Finally, those with experience of wider international trends were asked to reflect upon these in comparison with the UK. Where no date or page is given alongside an attributed quotation this has been gathered from these interviews and email conversations (with the author’s permission).
Publications by UK bodies and projects such as Becta, MoLeNET and ALT were then explored to provide a further evidence base for the review, with these in turn referencing publications by other organizations of relevance. The review has therefore grown organically in a ‘grounded theory’ approach with no pre-conceived agenda or assumptions made about the role of mobile learning in educational institutions.