The world is fast becoming increasingly digital, networked, and mobile.
The use of mobile devices is a growing educational trend and determines how
knowledge is taught and used when teaching and learning. This article presents
the results of a comparative analysis of web and mobile educational content, which
focuses on instructional issues that affect learning in a mobile context—namely,
length, density, complexity, purpose, and structure. It then demonstrates that
mobile content is shorter, denser, and more complex than the content of other
types of educational media, and it proposes a critical assessment of how such content
should be designed.