Researchers and practitioners agree on the value of student engagement for positive learning outcomes. With the advancement and proliferation of mobile electronic devices there is potential for such devices to further enhance engagement through the mobility of learners and their learning experiences. The purpose of this review is to synthesize mobile learning research and practices in higher education with a focus on its effects on student engagement. Utilizing a three-mobility level framework, extant literature is organized and analyzed with a goal to identify research trends, gaps and opportunities. Although there is a growing interest to study behavioural, emotional, and cognitive engagement, fewer studies considered cognitive engagement of post-secondary students in mobile learning environments.