Mobile computer-supported collaborative learning for mathematics: A scoping review

Rex P. Bringula, Ateneo de Manila University
Francis Arlando L. Atienza, National University, Philippines


This study conducted a scoping review of publications in mobile Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning for mathematics. Papers published between 2007 and 2021 inclusive were retrieved from research databases to achieve this goal. Twenty-eight papers met the inclusion–exclusion criteria of the study. It was shown that two papers were published on average over the last 15 years. The majority of the papers were published in peer-reviewed journals. Intending to improve mathematics pedagogy, the two most popular math mCSCL contents were general elementary mathematics and geometry. The review also revealed that math mCSCL benefited elementary students the most. The majority of math mCSCL software was custom-built and designed for synchronous sharing. The research designs were consistent with the existing reviews. The effects on social and attitude skills, as well as mathematics competency, were the most frequently mentioned benefits of math mCSCL. Usability issues, device unfamiliarity, inability to track students' activities, synchronization, and coordination concerns were among the problems highlighted during the implementation of math mCSCL. The implications for future research are discussed.