The paper first reviews the present state of mobile learning in Asia by identifying key characteristics of mobile learning initiatives in the region. Findings from the review indicate that current initiatives aim to: (1) make learning more accessible; (2) promote self-directed learning; and (3) design future learning environments. This section also presents selected case studies to provide concrete examples of the benefits and challenges of implementing mobile learning projects in various educational, cultural and social contexts. Next the paper discusses the findings from a questionnaire study on mobile learning policies to provide information on how governments in Asia view mobile learning from a policy perspective. Experts on mobile learning from eight countries – China, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, the Republic of Korea (or South Korea), Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand – completed the questionnaire.