This paper outlines the main infrastructure for implicating mobile learning in medicine and present a sample
mobile learning application for medical learning within the framework of mobile learning systems.
Mobile technology is developing nowadays. In this case it will be useful to develop different learning
environments using these innovations in internet based distance education. M-learning makes the most of being
on location, providing immediate access, being connected, and acknowledges learning that occurs beyond formal
learning settings, in places such as the workplace, home, and outdoors. Central to m-learning is the principle that
it is the learner who is mobile rather than the device used to deliver m learning. The integration of mobile
technologies into training has made learning more accessible and portable. Mobile technologies make it possible
for a learner to have access to a computer and subsequently learning material and activities; at any time and in
any place. Mobile devices can include: mobile phone, personal digital assistants (PDAs), personal digital media
players (eg iPods, MP3 players), portable digital media players, portable digital multimedia players.
Mobile learning (m-learning) is particularly important in medical education, and the major users of mobile
devices are in the field of medicine. The contexts and environment in which learning occurs necessitates m-learning.
Medical students are placed in hospital/clinical settings very early in training and require access to
course information and to record and reflect on their experiences while on the move.
As a result of this paper, this paper strives to compare and contrast mobile learning with normal learning in
medicine from various perspectives and give insights and advises into the essential characteristics of both for
sustaining medical education.