Lots of good stuff here. The comment about the tendency to simply recreate the familiar in an unfamiliar place is, to the historian in me, reminiscent of Tuchman’s Fog of War, which is really about how we fight current wars the way we should have fought the previous one. So we don’t think ahead. Or even to the current state of the art.
We have been looking at distance education models and with anything involving asynchronous learning or even hybrid learning (much less mobile learning), it is critically important to realizes the need to think creatively, and to develop for the platform, not simply port one style/system/method to another system (using a software application analogy).