News of the London Mobile Learning Group The London M-learning Group brings together an international, interdisciplinary group of researchers from the fields of cultural studies, sociology, semiotics, pedagogy and educational technology from the Institute of Education, the University of Kassel, the London Metropolitan University and the University of Verona. The group is working on a theoretical and conceptual framework for mobile learning around the notion of cultural ecology. The analytical engagement with mobile learning of the group takes the shape of a conceptual model in which educational uses of mobile technologies are viewed in ecological terms as part of a cultural and pedagogical context in transformation. Members of the group work on various projects and publications with each other, and organise joint events. http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/ London Mobile Learning Group en-gb Mon, 14 Sep 2015 11:59:10 +0200 Mon, 14 Sep 2015 11:55:44 +0200 FeedForAll v2.0 (2.0.4.0) http://www.feedforall.com http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/images/logo_LMLG.gif News of the London Mobile Learning Group http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/ The London Mobile Learning Group (LMLG) 0 0 CfP: IADIS - International Conference Mobile Learning 2016 (1st call) Call for Papers ML 2016 (1st call)
submissions until 12 October 2015

12th International Conference Mobile Learning 2016
9 - 11 April 2016, Algarve, Portugal
(http://www.mlearning-conf.org)

* Conference Scope
Mobile learning is concerned with a society on the move. In particular, with the study of ".how the mobility of learners augmented by personal and public technology can contribute to the process of gaining new knowledge, skills and experience" (Sharples et al. 2007).
The ML Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of mobile learning research which illustrate developments in the field.
For more details and information about topics please check http://www.mlearning-conf.org/call-for-papers

* Paper Submission
This is a blind peer-reviewed conference. Authors are invited to submit their papers in English through the conference submission system by October 12, 2015. Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously.

* Important Dates
- Submission Deadline: 12 October 2015
- Notification to Authors: 9 November 2015
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration: Until 4 December 2015
- Late Registration: After 4 December 2015

* Paper Publication
The papers will be published in book and electronic format with ISBN, will be made available through the Digital Library available at http://www.iadisportal.org/digital-library/showsearch.
The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexation by IET's INSPEC, Elsevier, EI Compendex, Scopus, Thomson Reuters Web of Science, ERIC and other important indexing services.
Authors of the best published papers in the Mobile Learning 2016 proceedings will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in selected journals.

* Conference Contact
E-mail: secretariat@mlearning-conf.org
Web site: http://www.mlearning-conf.org/

* Organized by
International Association for Development of the Information Society]]>
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RT at ECER 2015: Slides, videos and further downloads available now Handouts, slides and videos of our RT at ECER Budapest - as well as further session details - are now available in our "Events" section: <a href="http://bit.ly/RTMLECER" target="_blank" >http://bit.ly/RTMLECER</a><br /> <br /> We hope to see you on Wednesday, September 9, 2015, 9:00am - 10:30am in Budapest! http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss AD22E20E-AAD6-457F-A156-2B299CD03875 Wed, 2 Sep 2015 11:18:32 +0200 RT at ECER 2015: Date, time and place Details for date, time and place of our RT are now available on our <a href="http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/#lmlg_events.php?state=1" target="_blank" >website</a> as well as in the official <a href="http://www.eera-ecer.de/ecer-programmes/conference/20/contribution/34012/" target="_blank" >programme</a>.<br /> Details concerning downloads of handout, slides and videos will be available by the beginning of September 2015. http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 75CF079A-16B2-40B8-B630-898D3E4EE7F0 Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:35:54 +0200 Proposal for a Round Table at ECER 2015 in Budapest accepted

Colleagues involved

    Judith Seipold (convenor), London Mobile Learning Group (LMLG), CH
    Norbert Pachler, UCL Institute of Education, University College London, UK
    Klaus Rummler, Zurich University of Teacher Education (PH Zürich), CH
    Ben Bachmair, formerly Universität Kassel, DE
    Maria Ranieri, Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT
    Keith Turvey, University of Brighton, UK


Title

Mobile Learning: Learning Across Contexts - Learning In Transition.


Abstract

Mobile learning as a global phenomenon is considered to offer new opportunities for teaching and learning as mobile technologies can be used inter alia to realise personalised and learner centred approaches (see e.g. Sharples, Corlett, and Westmancott, 2001), to find ways to include learners who are at a distance to formal education (see e.g. Pachler, Bachmair, and Cook, 2010), to realise collaborative and networked learning formats (see e.g. Traxler, 2010), to address topics that are related to ethical dimensions in educational contexts (see e.g. Wishart, 2011) etc. This is why some advocates of mobile learning argue it is (a pathfinder for) ‘new’ and ‘future’ learning. However, the question arises why this shift in the belief that learning changes significantly through the use of mobile technologies? What is actually behind populist assumptions such as ‘new’ and ‘future’ learning? In what way does or is learning changing - and what can research, theory, practice and politics contribute and learn from this change?
The round table will adopt a dialogic approach with presenters engaging participants in a critical discussion around topics such as ‘innovation’ and, related to it, the ‘transformation’ of learning that is inherent in the affordances and use of mobile technologies in educational contexts. The round table will discuss mobile learning as agentive and meaningful activity and cultural practice rather than adopt a techno-centric perspective. Impulses for innovation and transformation in learning through mobile learning will be explored as well as differences and commonalities across different European countries; there will also be a consideration of structural limits confronting mobile learning.
The round table will frame learners as drivers of innovation and transformation of learning, and their agency and their cultural practices will be in the foreground. It will also give attention: to structures that are relevant for learners in their learning, appropriation and meaning-making processes; to the educational system that has to react to mobile learning practice in order to ensure sustainability; and to learning theory, practice and methodological implications.
Specific reference will be made to: to participatory narrative methodology (Turvey, 2014); ‘problem spaces’ (Turvey & Pachler, forthcoming); learner generated contexts (Seipold, 2014); contextual learning (Bachmair & Pachler, 2015); social justice as institutional prerequisites within life accomplishment and together with the recognition of difference (Bachmair, forthcoming); mobile storytelling (Ranieri, 2015); consequences for learning and policy development (Seipold, 2012); and to implications for teacher education and teachers’ perspective on mobile learning (Maurer & Rummler, 2014; Turvey, 2014).
Relevant framing questions for discussion at the round table are:

Agency and structures
    What is the role of learner activity in transformation?
    What is the relationship between learner agency and structures?

Places and contexts
    Under which conditions is this merging of contexts fruitful for learning? When is it disruptive?

Benefits and limits
    What are the benefits of mobile technologies and their affordances for learners, teachers, and the education system?

Role of teachers and learners
    What are the consequences for the roles of learners and teachers?

Policy, educational system and teacher education
    What does learner centring mean for institutional learning?
    What is the impact of the introduction of mobile technologies on educational structures?
    What systemic action is needed to ensure sustainable structures and approaches?
    What are the implications for teacher education?

Research and interdisciplinarity
    What are the relative contributions of different scientific disciplines?


Date, time and place

Will be available by the beginning of July.]]>
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Now on-line: The "Mobile Learning Scenarios Weblog" London Mobile Learning Group (LMLG), launched the "Mobile Learning Scenarios Weblog". People interested in letting teachers, researchers and policy makers know about their mobile learning practice in formal and informal learning contexts are invited to submit their scenarios. Please spread the word!

For practitioners who want to realise mobile learning, but need a bit support are invited to use our template for planning and evaluating mobile learning scenarios. It is available in English and German language.

These are the aims of the Scenarios Weblog:
"The Network for Mobile Learning Scenarios, which is a sub-network of The London Mobile Learning Group (LMLG; www.londonmobilelearning.net), offers this page aiming to provide a rich resource of mobile learning practice for teachers, researchers, and policy makers.
For the Network, mobile learning is centred on the use of handheld technologies, such as Smartphones, iPods, tablet computers and the functions or apps utilized on these devices to augment and enhance learning objectives and activities. Mobile learning is, especially, the use of these devices beyond the classroom taking learning into the wider landscape, engaging with cultural and social institutions, field studies, networks or experts, as well as considering mobile technologies as part of users’ lifestyle choices and for media consumption, different social contexts and milieus in which people are learning, and the different demands of educational institutions and their policies.
The aim of the ‘Network for Mobile Learning Scenarios’ is to provide perspectives for the implementation of mobile technologies in teaching and learning contexts, be they formal or informal, during school or leisure, at work or at university, by providing ‘scenarios’ for learning and teaching. In contrast to large-scale projects scenarios can be understood as modular units which are replicable, scalable and transferable and apply to the use in specific learning situations. Part of the Networks’s work is the Mobile Learning Scenarios blog that was created to publish examples of mobile learning in current educational practice. It was designed by a pan-European collective of academic researchers wishing to disseminate these examples (scenarios) as both support for teachers and institutions in varying educational contexts and levels and to stimulate further research. The Network embraces the opportunity and potential of mobile technology as the basis of a Community of Practice. As such, we encourage open participation. A strong community learns together by virtue of its activity, so we welcome submissions from practitioners to showcase their use of mobile technologies to enable understanding of the significant experiences, and affordances, of mobile learning. Submissions to the blog facilitate the opportunity to share projects from international practitioners at all levels. This in turn helps to generate feedback, debate and stimulates further research into the paradigms that these dynamic technologies represent."]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 926D2248-F8F6-48FF-9EAC-F7A17116DFFC Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:31:29 +0100
CfP: International Mobile Learning Festival 2015
Submissions date extended to 15th of February

The International Mobile Learning Festival (IMLF2015) will be held in Hong Kong SAR China. The IMLF2015 is an exceptional venue for sharing information on contemporary approaches to education from around the World. The festival will feature evidence-based developments surrounding mobile learning, MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) and pedagogies and models for 21st century learning.

Tertiary and secondary school teachers, education policy makers, researchers, research students and developers are encouraged to attend and engage with colleagues at the Festival. Your participation will contribute to the unique discussion and exploration of the most important developments in mobile learning to date.

The Festival speakers, panel members and presenters will provide their unique understanding of human learning and highlight practical solutions to questions of student engagement in learning, as well as enhancement of human agency through the embedding of digital technologies in learning and teaching activities.


Submitted papers will be subject to a double-blind review process. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Selected papers will be published in the special issue of a SSCI-ranked journal and the Encyclopedia of Mobile Learning: Theories and Applications book. Papers from the previous conference in 2014 were pubished in the Educational Media International.

Further information: http://imlf.mobi/]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 4AA568DF-4651-46CB-9199-FE8992850E30 Mon, 19 Jan 2015 14:43:47 +0100
CfP: Digital Mobility - Media education quo vadis. SI Media Education: Studi, Ricerche, Buone Pratiche Call for Papers

Associazione Italiana per l'Educazione ai Media e alla Comunicazione
Italian Association of Media Education (MED)
Direzione scientifica / Editors
Prof. Dr. Gianna Cappello, Università di Palermo
Prof. Dr. Alberto Parola, Università di Torino
Prof. Dr. Maria Ranieri, Università di Firenze

Special Issue of the Journal - Media Education: Studi, Ricerche, Buone Pratiche
http://riviste.erickson.it/med/

Editors of the special issue
Em. Prof. Dr. Ben Bachmair, University of Kassel, UCL Institute of Education University of London
b.bachmair@ioe.ac.uk
Howard Scott MA, University of Hull
howardscott75@hotmail.com

Download the call as pdf file
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/downloads/Call%20for%20MED%206Jan15.pdf

Digital Mobility - Media education quo vadis?
Since the 1960s, when TV became an increasingly integrated part of everyday life and the leading medium, the sender-receiver model of mass communication has lost its power to explain how mass communication works. TV audiences, with their meaning making in everyday life, made the sender-receiver-model invalid. Among others, Stuart Hall (1980), the key protagonist of Cultural Studies, argued that producing and using TV as "cultural practices" constitutes meaning-making as "signifying practices". The production of media as well their usage depends on encoding and decoding activities within or by cultural practices (1980). TV depends on cultural practices with specific "modes of reading". Within this cultural context of the dominance of TV, education acknowledged its social importance by developing programmes to support a TV-oriented literacy in the form of critique, production competencies, awareness of using TV etc. The societal dynamic of the individualization and mobilization of the Internet with Web 2.0 affordances blurred the familiar perspective of mass communication and is underway to positioning mobile devices as leading tools for all kind of communication modes in everyday and professional life, for learning as well as for entertainment. User-generated content is a key factor in the new digital, mobile and individualized mass communication. Ubiquity is its headline.
What kind of questions and answers arise in pedagogy and for education facing this ubiquity: Multimodal literacies? Mobile literacy? Context awareness? Mobile learning? Seamless learning? Independent learning? The cultural landscape is dramatically changing, as new structures far removed from the linear TV-audience relation have emerged. What are the educational reactions and innovations, the contributions and oppositions?
The special issue will gather profiled, educational approaches to digital, individualized, mobile mass communication. The special issue's intention is to make visible educational visions, analysis, critique, practical and theoretical endeavours about growing up in a world moulded by digital mobility. Which pathways and roads prolong familiar concepts like literacy or participation? What are the new directions for these areas - user generated contexts? Education needs theoretical and practical efforts to redefine the interrelation of media and its cultural successors between education and learning, childhood and school, formal and informal, learning and personal development, passive and active processes. New and educational efforts about the contextualisation of digital technology and culture are on the agenda.

The Italian Journal «Media Education: Studi, Ricerche, Buone Pratiche» is structured in 2 sections: one includes 4 to 5 scientific papers and the other focuses on 4 to 5 examples of educational practices.

Scientific papers are about 8,000 words, while good practices are about 3,500 words.

Papers are expected in English.

The calendar
Letter of intent with a sentence about the central idea of the intended paper by end January, 2015. Please send your sentence about your central idea to b.bachmair@ioe.ac.uk
howardscott75@hotmail.com    
Invitation by the editors to send an abstract by beginning of March 2015;
Invitation to write the paper by beginning April 2015;
Full paper by June 1, 2015;
Reviewing and feed back for final version by July 30, 2015;
Final version of the paper by middle of September 2015;
Launch of the Special issue in November, 2015.]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 1F6477AF-10A6-4788-8378-2AA0EC5A9846 Wed, 7 Jan 2015 09:37:01 +0100
Published: Mobile Learning. Structures, Concepts and Practices of the British and German Mobile Learning Discussion from a Media Education Perspective. "Mobile Learning. Structures, Concepts and Practices of the British and German Mobile Learning Discussion from a Media Education Perspective"
is available online at http://www.medienpaed.com/24/#seipold1408

Abstract
As a scientific field within media education and educational sciences the research on and the practical implementation of mobile learning is evolving. An analysis of the predominantly British scientific process of the mobile learning discussion - to which this paper refers to (Seipold 2012) - is opening the view to a taxonomy of this discussion, its contexts, reference points, perspectives and conceptual focal points, as well as to success stories and challenges that are related to the implementation of mobile learning in formalised learning contexts, such as schools.

Reference
Seipold, Judith (2014): Mobile Learning. Structures, Concepts and Practices of the British and German Mobile Learning Discussion from a Media Education Perspective. In: MedienPädagogik, No. 24, pp. 30-52. Online.


German version:
Seipold, Judith (2013): Mobiles Lernen - Systematik, Theorien und Praxis eines noch jungen Forschungsfeldes. In: de Witt, Claudia; Sieber, Almut (Hrsg.): Mobile Learning - Potenziale, Einsatzszenarien und Perspktiven des Lernens mit mobilen Endgeräten. Springer VS, Wiesbaden, S. 27-54.]]>
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CfP: 11th International Conference Mobile Learning 2015 in Madeira, Portugal (last call) Call for Papers ML 2015 (last call)
submissions until 5 January 2015

11th International Conference Mobile Learning 2015
14 - 16 March 2015, Madeira - Portugal
(http://www.mlearning-conf.org/)

* Keynote Speaker (confirmed):
Dr. Gitte Bang Stald, Associate Professor, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

* Conference Scope
Mobile learning is concerned with a society on the move. In particular, with the study of ".how the mobility of learners augmented by personal and public technology can contribute to the process of gaining new knowledge, skills and experience" (Sharples et al. 2007).
The ML Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of mobile learning research which illustrate developments in the field.
For more details and information about topics please check
http://www.mlearning-conf.org/call-for-papers

* Paper Submission
This is a blind peer-reviewed conference. Authors are invited to submit their papers in English through the conference submission system by January 5, 2015. Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously.

* Important Dates
- Submission Deadline (last call): 5 January 2015
- Notification to Authors (last call): 26 January 2015
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (last call): Until 16 February 2015
- Late Registration (last call): After 16 February 2015

* Paper Publication
The papers will be published in book and electronic format with ISBN, will be made available through the Digital Library available at http://www.iadisportal.org/digital-library/showsearch.
The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexing to INSPEC, EI Compendex, Thomson ISI, ISTP and other indexing services.
Authors of the best published papers in the Mobile Learning 2015 proceedings will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in the "International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (ISSN: 1941-8647)"

* Conference Contact
E-mail: secretariat@mlearning-conf.org
Web site: http://www.mlearning-conf.org/

* Organized by
International Association for Development of the Information Society]]>
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CfP: 11th International Conference Mobile Learning 2015 in Madeira, Portugal (2nd call extension) Call for Papers ML 2015 (2nd call):
submissions until 28 November 2014

11th International Conference Mobile Learning 2015
14 - 16 March 2015, Madeira - Portugal
(http://www.mlearning-conf.org/)

* Keynote Speaker (confirmed):
Dr. Gitte Bang Stald, Associate Professor, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

* Conference Scope
Mobile learning is concerned with a society on the move. In particular, with the study of ".how the mobility of learners augmented by personal and public technology can contribute to the process of gaining new knowledge, skills and experience" (Sharples et al. 2007).
The ML Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of mobile learning research which illustrate developments in the field.
For more details and information about topics please check
http://www.mlearning-conf.org/call-for-papers

* Paper Submission
This is a blind peer-reviewed conference. Authors are invited to submit their papers in English through the conference submission system by November 28, 2014. Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously.

* Important Dates:
- Submission Deadline (2nd call): 28 November 2014
- Notification to Authors (2nd call): 5 January 2015
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (2nd call): Until 30 January 2015
- Late Registration (2nd call): After 30 January 2015

* Paper Publication
The papers will be published in book and electronic format with ISBN, will be made available through the Digital Library available at http://www.iadisportal.org/digital-library/showsearch.
The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexing to INSPEC, EI Compendex, Thomson ISI, ISTP and other indexing services.
Authors of the best published papers in the Mobile Learning 2015 proceedings will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in the "International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (ISSN: 1941-8647)"

* Conference Contact:
E-mail: secretariat@mlearning-conf.org
Web site: http://www.mlearning-conf.org/

* Organized by:
International Association for Development of the Information Society]]>
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CfP: 11th International Conference Mobile Learning 2015 in Madeira, Portugal (1st call extension) Call for Papers ML 2015 (1st call extension):
submissions until 31 October 2014


11th International Conference Mobile Learning 2015
14 - 16 March 2015, Madeira - Portugal
(http://www.mlearning-conf.org)


* Keynote Speaker (confirmed):
Dr. Gitte Bang Stald, Associate Professor, IT University of Copenhagen, Denmark

* Conference Scope
Mobile learning is concerned with a society on the move. In particular, with the study of "how the mobility of learners augmented by personal and public technology can contribute to the process of gaining new knowledge, skills and experience" (Sharples et al. 2007).
The ML Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of mobile learning research which illustrate developments in the field.
For more details and information about topics please check
http://www.mlearning-conf.org/call-for-papers

* Paper Submission
This is a blind peer-reviewed conference. Authors are invited to submit their papers in English through the conference submission system by October 31, 2014. Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously.

* Important Dates:
- Submission Deadline (1st call extension): 31 October 2014
- Notification to Authors (1st call extension): 28 November 2014
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (1st call extension): Until 19 December 2014
- Late Registration (1st call extension): After 19 December 2014

* Paper Publication
The papers will be published in book and electronic format with ISBN, will be made available through the Digital Library available at http://www.iadisportal.org/digital-library/showsearch.
The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexing to INSPEC, EI Compendex, Thomson ISI, ISTP and other indexing services.
Authors of the best published papers in the Mobile Learning 2015 proceedings will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in the "International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (ISSN: 1941-8647)"

* Conference Contact:
E-mail: secretariat@mlearning-conf.org
Web site: http://www.mlearning-conf.org/

* Organized by:
International Association for Development of the Information Society
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CfP: Special Issue of JIME on Ideas in Mobile Learning
Deadline for the submission of papers:
September 22nd 2014

For details see http://jime.open.ac.uk/jime/index (scroll down to Announcements)]]>
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CfP: IADIS - International Conference Mobile Learning 2014 (last call) Call for Papers ML 2014 (last call)
submissions until 30 December 2013

10th International Conference Mobile Learning 2014
28 February to 2 March 2014, Madrid - Spain

http://www.mlearning-conf.org

* Keynote Speaker (confirmed):
Professor Steve Benford, Professor of Collaborative Computing in the Mixed Reality Laboratory at the University of Nottingham, UK
The Mobile Learning 2014 conference will be held in Madrid, Spain, during 28 February to 2 March 2014.
Mobile learning is concerned with a society on the move. In particular, with the study of ".how the mobility of learners augmented by personal and public technology can contribute to the process of gaining new knowledge, skills and experience" (Sharples et al. 2007).
The ML Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of mobile learning research which illustrate developments in the field.
For more details and information about topics please check http://www.mlearning-conf.org/call-for-papers

* Paper Submission
This is a blind peer-reviewed conference. Authors are invited to submit their papers in English through the conference submission system by December 30, 2013. Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously.

* Important Dates:
- Submission Deadline (last call): 30 December 2013
- Notification to Authors (last call): 24 January 2014
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (last call): Until 10 February 2014
- Late Registration (last call): After 10 February 2014
* Paper Publication
The papers will be published in book and electronic format with ISBN, will be made available through the Digital Library available at http://www.iadisportal.org/digital-library/showsearch.
The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexing to INSPEC, EI Compendex, Thomson ISI, ISTP and other indexing services.
Authors of the best published papers in the ML 2014 proceedings will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in the "International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (ISSN: 1941-8647)".

* Conference Contact:
E-mail: secretariat@mlearning-conf.org
Web site: http://www.mlearning-conf.org/

* Organized by:
International Association for Development of the Information Society]]>
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CfP: IADIS - International Conference Mobile Learning 2014 (2nd call extension) Call for Papers ML 2014 (2nd call)
submissions until 29 November 2013

10th International Conference Mobile Learning 2014
28 February to 2 March 2014, Madrid - Spain
http://www.mlearning-conf.org

* Keynote Speaker (confirmed)
Professor Steve Benford, Professor of Collaborative Computing in the Mixed Reality Laboratory at the University of Nottingham, UK
The Mobile Learning 2014 conference will be held in Madrid, Spain, during 28 February to 2 March 2014.
Mobile learning is concerned with a society on the move. In particular, with the study of ".how the mobility of learners augmented by personal and public technology can contribute to the process of gaining new knowledge, skills and experience" (Sharples et al. 2007).
The ML Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of mobile learning research which illustrate developments in the field.
For more details and information about topics please check http://www.mlearning-conf.org/call-for-papers

* Paper Submission
This is a blind peer-reviewed conference. Authors are invited to submit their papers in English through the conference submission system by November 29, 2013. Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously.

* Important Dates
- Submission Deadline (2nd call): 29 November 2013
- Notification to Authors (2nd call): 6 January 2014
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration(2nd call): Until 31 January 2014
- Late Registration (2nd call): After 31 January 2014
* Paper Publication
The papers will be published in book and electronic format with ISBN, will be made available through the Digital Library available at http://www.iadisportal.org/digital-library/showsearch.
The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexing to INSPEC, EI Compendex, Thomson ISI, ISTP and other indexing services.
Authors of the best published papers in the ML 2014 proceedings will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in the "International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (ISSN: 1941-8647)".

* Conference Contact
E-mail: secretariat@mlearning-conf.org
Web site: http://www.mlearning-conf.org/

* Organized by
International Association for Development of the Information Society]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 9AF204F0-7AFC-4FC5-9203-4D2145EFDC82 Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:23:07 +0100
CfP: IADIS - International Conference Mobile Learning 2014 (1st call extension) Call for Papers ML 2014 (1st call extension)
submissions until 30 October 2013

10th International Conference Mobile Learning 2014
28 February to 2 March 2014, Madrid - Spain
http://www.mlearning-conf.org

The Mobile Learning 2014 conference will be held in Madrid, Spain, during 28 February to 2 March 2014.
Mobile learning is concerned with a society on the move. In particular, with the study of ".how the mobility of learners augmented by personal and public technology can contribute to the process of gaining new knowledge, skills and experience" (Sharples et al. 2007).
The ML Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of mobile learning research which illustrate developments in the field.
For more details and information about topics please check http://www.mlearning-conf.org/call-for-papers

* Paper Submission
This is a blind peer-reviewed conference. Authors are invited to submit their papers in English through the conference submission system by October 30, 2013. Submissions must be original and should not have been published previously.

* Important Dates
- Submission Deadline (1st call extension): 30 October 2013
- Notification to Authors (1st call extension): 29 November 2013
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration(1st call extension): Until 20 December 2013
- Late Registration (1st call extension): After 20 December 2013

* Paper Publication
The papers will be published in book and electronic format with ISBN, will be made available through the Digital Library available at http://www.iadisportal.org/digital-library/showsearch.
The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexing to INSPEC, EI Compendex, Thomson ISI, ISTP and other indexing services.
Authors of the best published papers in the ML 2014 proceedings will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in the "International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (ISSN: 1941-8647)".

* Conference Contact
E-mail: secretariat@mlearning-conf.org
Web site: http://www.mlearning-conf.org

* Organized by
International Association for Development of the Information Society

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http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss E9162695-C5FB-412E-8B2A-5CF81E2CA563 Sun, 13 Oct 2013 16:46:44 +0200
CfP: UNESCO Mobile Learning Week Call for Proposals
UNESCO Mobile Learning Week
17-21 February 2014


UNESCO is currently inviting proposals to present at Mobile Learning Week 2014 (MLW). This flagship event will be hosted at the Organization’s headquarters in Paris, France from 17 to 21 February 2014.  Proposals are due 25 October 2013 and links to appropriate online proposal forms are below.
MLW 2014 will consist of four separate events: Pre-Symposium Workshops (17 February), a Mobile Learning Symposium (18-19 February), a Senior Education Policymakers’ Forum (20 February) and a Research Track (21 February).


Proposals are currently being accepted for the Pre-Symposium Workshops and the Mobile Learning Symposium. A call for academic papers to accompany the Research Track on 21 February will be forthcoming.
Presenters will have an opportunity to address an international audience of mobile learning specialists, education policy makers, and individuals from a wide range of NGOs and corporations interested in the intersection of technology and education.
To submit a proposal, please review the themes and submission guidelines below. We also encourage you to refer to the UNESCO mobile learning website where you can find the concept note for MLW 2014, review information about past MLWs (2011 & 2013) and learn more about UNESCO’s growing portfolio of mobile learning projects.
UNESCO looks forward to receiving your proposal and the possibility of seeing you in Paris early next year.


Themes
The theme of MLW 2014 is teachers and mobile learning. UNESCO is adopting a broad definition of teachers, one that includes all educators that serve children, youth or adults, in formal and informal learning contexts.
The overarching teacher theme will be split into three tracks: mobile pedagogy; professional development; and policy. Workshops and presentations should be aligned with one of these tracks.

MOBILE PEDAGOGY: How is mobile learning changing the role of teachers? How do mobile technologies improve pedagogy and strengthen education quality? How should mobile technologies be integrated into formal and informal learning environments?

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: How do mobile technologies build the capacities of teachers and support their work with students? How are educators trained to utilize new technologies to improve teaching and learning? How are training institutions ensuring that pre- and in-service teachers receive adequate and ongoing training about mobile learning?

POLICY: What policy environments - at the national, district or local levels - help teachers effectively leverage new mobile technologies to improve educational outcomes? What approaches, such as awareness-raising and advocacy, can increase the efficacy of policy implementations? How have policy implementations been monitored and/or aligned with ICT competency standards for teachers?


Selection for presentations
A UNESCO review panel comprised of mobile learning and education specialists will evaluate submitted proposals. Specifically the panel will be looking for workshops and presentations that:
    Have topical relevance to the themes of MLW 2014.
    Describe innovative projects that can be replicated elsewhere.
    Introduce new project approaches and designs.
    Explain how teachers (groups or individuals) are implementing mobile learning.
    Share projects with implications for mobile learning policies.
    Advance cutting-edge research.
    Have geographic and gender diversity.
Proposals can be summaries of projects, thought pieces, overviews of research, descriptions of practice and hands-on demonstrations. Presentations in English, Spanish or French will be accepted. Given the theme of this year’s event, working teachers—broadly defined—are strongly encouraged to submit proposals. Applicants are also encouraged to review presentations that were accepted at the last MLW for reference. UNESCO anticipates accepting approximately five Pre-symposium Workshop proposals and fifty Symposium presentations.


Format of workshops and presentations
Pre-symposium workshops (17 February 2014) will be dedicated to hands-on trainings and interactive demonstrations of mobile learning content, technology and interventions. Submissions from the private sector are welcome. Workshops can be half-day or a full-day in length.
Symposium presentations (18-19 February 2014) should last 15 minutes with an additional 5 minutes for questions and answers. PowerPoint presentations as well as other audiovisual materials are welcome. UNESCO encourages presentations that involve interactivity and engagement. The Organization hopes that presenters will involve the audience in dialogue and utilize the expertise of collected participants. Demonstrations of mobile learning solutions are also welcome.


Proposal template
To submit a proposal, please complete one of the two online forms below: either the pre-symposium workshop proposal OR the symposium presentation proposal. Please submit the proposal form no later than midnight Paris time, 25 October 2013.

Symposium PRESENTATION proposal form:
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1360213/Symposium-Presentation-Proposal-Form-UNESCO-Mobile-Learning-Week-2014

Pre-symposium WORKSHOP proposal form:
http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1360263/Pre-Symposium-Workshop-Proposal-Form-UNESCO-Mobile-Learning-Week-2014

Be sure to follow all the instructions indicated on the form. Please select your presentation title carefully and write a clear description. If your proposal is selected for inclusion, the text will be moved directly to the UNESCO website and inserted in other promotional materials. Please copy edit the text for errors and readability.


Important dates
Proposals due to UNESCO         25 October 2013
Notification of selected presenters         21 November 2013
Presenters to confirm attendance         12 December 2013
UNESCO MLW         17-21 February 2014

Thank you for your interest in participating in the MLW.

Please note that although there are no registration fees for MLW 2013, presenters and participants will be responsible for all costs associated with attendance. Only in exceptional cases will funding support be considered.


Contact Information
For any questions related to the MLW please contact us at mlw@unesco.org.]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 53DA377A-97A0-495C-9EF9-3F968409F773 Mon, 16 Sep 2013 13:18:52 +0200
Workshop "Towards sustainable mobile learning scenarios" Workshop "Towards sustainable mobile learning scenarios"

Date: Wednesday 9th October, 2013 (in the morning)
Place: Watershed, Bristol

Organisers:
Event organised in partnership between Designing for Digital Learners Research Group, UWE Bristol, and London Mobile Learning Group.

Aim and Focus:
Propose and discuss reference points that can help build sustainable mobile learning scenarios.
The focus of the workshop is to highlight and debate the issues currently surrounding the design and use of mobile technologies in formal learning and learning in informal situations. The interactive sessions will encourage debate about the use of mobile devices in wide-raging contexts ranging from schools to the workplace.

More details and booking form:  http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/8434]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss E41961CF-FAA2-4AA4-BE1C-DA9A2913A345 Mon, 26 Aug 2013 22:21:45 +0200
CfP: Last call extension IADIS - International Conference Mobile Learning 2013 CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline for submissions (last call): 25 January 2013

IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2013
Lisbon, Portugal, 14 to 16 March 2013
(http://www.mlearning-conf.org)


* Keynote Speaker (confirmed):
Professor Frans Mäyrä, INFIM/TRIM/Game Research Lab & School of Information Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland

* Conference background and goals
Free as Birds Learning in the Cloud
Mobile learning is concerned with a society on the move. In particular, with the study of ".how the mobility of learners augmented by personal and public technology can contribute to the process of gaining new knowledge, skills and experience" (Sharples et al. 2007).
A growing understanding of the learning and instructional affordances of mobile technologies (alongside technological developments), have enabled the design and investigation of mobile learning experiences across contexts and dimensions of mobile learning. For instance, the literature in the field is rich in studies which investigate how learners move physical locations, utilising several devices/technologies, interacting with various social networks (perhaps across formal and informal learning settings), as they pursuit a learning path or event.
There is much appreciation of learning principles, such as contextual, situated, augmented and collaborative among others, particularly suited to mobile learning. There is a well of studies reporting on how these principles can be best applied in the field. There are also always new technologies being implemented in the context of mobile learning for example, 'smarter' phones, e-readers, tablet and augmented reality applications. However, the evaluation of mobile learning is an area that has lagged behind.
The mobile nature of mobile learners and the application of traditional evaluation strategies and tools, have often limited the scope of investigation to what can be observed by researchers or captured by external recording devices (such as video or sound). Thus, a challenge remains to understand what happens while learners are on the move.
The advent of cloud computing and learning analytics offer potential for exploring innovative mobile learning experiences and alternative evaluation strategies which may in turn, shade light into what learning happens in the move.
The IADIS Mobile Learning 2013 International Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of mobile learning research which illustrate developments in the field.

* Format of the Conference
The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book and CD-ROM with ISBN, and will be available also in the IADIS Digital Library (accessible on-line).
Authors of the best published papers in the Mobile Learning 2013 proceedings will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in the "International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (ISSN: 1941-8647)"and also in other selected Journals.
The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexing to INSPEC, EI Compendex, Thomson ISI, ISTP and other indexing services.

* Types of submissions
Full and Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.

* Topics
We invite researchers, practitioners, developers and all those working in the mobile learning arena to submit work under the following topics:
.       Learning analytics and mobile learning
.       Cloud computing and mobile learning
.       Pedagogical approaches, models  and theories for mLearning
.       mLearning in and across formal and informal settings
.       Strategies and challenges for integrating mLearning in broader educational scenarios
.       User Studies in mLearning
.       Learner mobility and transitions afforded by mlearning
.       Socio-cultural context and implications of mLearning
.       Mobile social media and user generated content
.       Enabling mLearning technologies, applications and uses
.       Evaluation and assessment of mLearning
.       Research methods, ethics and implementation of mLearning
.       Innovative mLearning approaches
.       Tools, technologies and platforms for mLearning
.       mlearning: where to next and how?

* Important Dates:
- Submission Deadline (2nd call): 28 December 2012
- Notification to Authors (2nd call): 21 January 2013
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (2nd call): Until 8 February 2013
- Late Registration (2nd call): After 8 February 2013
- Conference: Lisbon, Portugal, 14 to 16 March 2013

* Conference Location
The conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal.

* Secretariat
IADIS Secretariat - IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2013
Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3
1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal
E-mail: secretariat@mlearning-conf.org
Web site: http://www.mlearning-conf.org/

* Program Committee
Mobile Learning 2013 Program Chair
Inmaculada Arnedillo Sánchez, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Mobile Learning 2013 Conference Chair
Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal

Committee Members: *
* for committee list please refer to http://www.mlearning-conf.org/committees

* Co-located events
Please also check the co-located events:
e-Society 2013 (http://www.esociety-conf.org/) - 13-16 March 2013
Information Systems 2013 (http://www.is-conf.org/) - 13-15 March 2013
* Registered participants in the Mobile Learning' conference may attend e-Society and Information Systems conferences' sessions free of charge.]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 54586BE7-CFAE-44BA-A155-36E984204805 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 17:36:48 +0100
UNESCO Mobile Learning Week - Outline of presentation by Norbert Pachler and Maria Ranieri Mobile learning in adult education. Guidelines for practitioners and examples of good practices.
Presentation by Norbert Pachler and Maria Ranieri (University of London/University of Florence)

During 2010-2012, a transnational partnership including members from Germany, England, Italy and Belgium, carried out the EU part-funded MyMobile-Education on the Move project. The consortium worked on the development of guidelines for mobile adult education and tested them through a series of workshops carried out in the different partner countries. This talk presents the outcome of the project. Bridging conceptualisation and practice of mobile learning in adult education, the talk will provide some research-based guidelines for adult education practitioners and providers on how to effectively design and implement training activities based on the use of mobile devices with adult learners, especially with learners at risk. Concrete examples will be discussed and analysed with the aim of showing how certain design principles can be actually translated into reality. The focus will be on the idea of adopting mobile devices as strategic resources for identity formation, social interaction and meaning making through the creation of artefacts such as mobile portfolios or mobile multimedia CVs. The talk will also consider implications for policy and practice it will engage the audience in a discussion about the perceived levels of transferability of the guidelines presented to other contexts of adult education.

Norbert Pachler
Norbert Pachler is Professor of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. In addition to technology-enhanced teaching and learning, his research interests include teacher education and development and all aspects of foreign language teaching and learning. He has published widely, researches, teaches and supervises in these fields. He is the convenor of the London Mobile Learning Group, which brings together an international, interdisciplinary group of researchers from the fields of cultural and media studies, sociology, (social) semiotics, pedagogy, educational technology, work-based learning and learning design.

Maria Ranieri
Maria Ranieri is an Aggregate Professor of Educational Methods and Technology at the Department of Education and Psychology, University of Florence (IT). Since 2001 she has been working in the field of educational technology, technology-enhanced learning and e-learning. Her main research areas include theory and methodology relating to media and technology in education, as well as work around teachers’ practices and students' learning. She is currently investigating the interplay between mobile learning and social networking in formal and informal contexts of learning. Her publications include some more than thirty papers/chapters on these topics and four books on learning methods and technologies.

Details taken from http://www.unesco.org/new/en/unesco/themes/icts/m4ed/unesco-mobile-learning-week/speakers/norbert-pachler-and-maria-ranieri/]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 730C8A97-AACA-4F25-BE52-A8DA6BB07600 Wed, 9 Jan 2013 22:51:15 +0100
New book published: Mobiles Lernen. Analyse des Wissenschaftsprozesses der britischen und deutschsprachigen medienpädagogischen und erziehungswissenschaftlichen Mobile-Learning-Diskussion.
Seipold, Judith (2012): Mobiles Lernen. Analyse des Wissenschaftsprozesses der britischen und deutschsprachigen medienpädagogischen und erziehungswissenschaftlichen Mobile-Learning-Diskussion. Dissertation zur Erlangung des akademischen Grades eines Doktors der Philosophie (Dr. phil.) im Fachbereich Humanwissenschaften der Universität Kassel.

ISBN: 978-3-00-040411-5
ISBN-A: 10.978.300/0404115
doi: dx.doi.org/10.978.300/0404115

Table of contents
Book cover

Free and full online version:
http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hebis:34-2012121242324

Abstract:
In her thesis "Mobile Learning. An analysis of the scientific processes of British and German speaking mobile learning discourse in the fields of media education and educational science" Judith Seipold traces the phases of development of, and the associated discussions about mobile learning. Her analysis, which refers mainly to the British discussion and starts at the beginning of the 21st century, opens the structure of mobile learning discourses in the fields of media education and educational science towards contexts, reference points, perspectives and key theoretical aspects, but also towards achievements as well as challenges originating from the implementation of learning with mobile technologies in formalised learning contexts such as schools. In this way the author provides a taxonomy that does not only make the British discussion available for German speaking media education, but also makes possible a new and systematically based level of reflexivity for an aspect of contemporary media educational development - "mobile learning".
Initially, the author addresses the scientific process of the British as well as partly the German mobile learning discussion. To make this structure available she outlines related scientific disciplines the mobile learning discussion builds on; she describes the legitimating basis on which mobile learning is based; she traces the history of the discussion, which covers everyday life use of mobile technologies as well as the scientific discussion; and, she outlines - within her model of "phases and development lines of mobile learning" theories - concepts and models, which are considered by the community as being central for planning and analysing mobile learning.
Concepts and models, which put the focus on the learner and which support action orientation, form the core part of the theory chapter. Considerations about a "socio-cultural ecology of mobile learning", about "user-generated contexts" and about a "didactic informed by a cultural ecology" reflect and contextualise current concepts and models and, at the same time, constitute the theoretical and conceptual basis for the practical implementation of mobile learning.
In order to analytically conceive the role of agency, cultural practices and structures of learners by using mobile technologies for learning, a practice-centred chapter focuses on schemata for planning and analysing mobile learning and refers to examples and cases from practice research and the implementation of mobile learning in schools.
Finally, the author frames her considerations critically and points to implications for educational policy, to structural implications and to implications relevant to implementation that she derives from the mobile learning discussion. Also, she turns her attention to contradictions and dialectics of mobile learning that are developing in the area between media use in everyday-life and use of mobile technologies by schools. These tensions, it is argued, need to be resolved in further contributions of the mobile learning discussion.]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 0C86E10B-33A3-4AB9-847B-F1738079BBF3 Thu, 13 Dec 2012 10:08:13 +0100
Norbert Pachler and Maria Ranieri - Workshop at UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2013 (MLW) UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2013 (MLW)

18--22 February 2013
Paris


UNESCO will hold the Second UNESCO Mobile Learning Week (MLW) from 18 to 22 February 2013 at its Headquarters in Paris, France.
The event aims to explore mobile learning as a unique and significant contribution to achieving the Education for All (EFA) goals of increasing education access, quality and equality. MLW 2013 will focus on three particular EFA goals as they relate to mobile learning:

-    Improving levels of adult and youth literacy
-    Improving the quality of education
-    Achieving gender parity and equality in education

​For more information, please visit the UNESCO website.

Details of Norbert Pachler's and Maria Ranier's workshop is available here.]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss B3865BB3-59E0-42DA-984A-EA67F3FD21B7 Sun, 9 Dec 2012 11:35:50 +0100
CfP: 2nd call extension IADIS - International Conference Mobile Learning 2013 CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline for submissions (2nd call): 28 December 2012


IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2013
Lisbon, Portugal, 14 to 16 March 2013
(http://www.mlearning-conf.org)


* Keynote Speaker (confirmed):
Professor Frans Mäyrä, INFIM/TRIM/Game Research Lab & School of Information Sciences, University of Tampere, Finland

* Conference background and goals
Free as Birds Learning in the Cloud
Mobile learning is concerned with a society on the move. In particular, with the study of ".how the mobility of learners augmented by personal and public technology can contribute to the process of gaining new knowledge, skills and experience" (Sharples et al. 2007).
A growing understanding of the learning and instructional affordances of mobile technologies (alongside technological developments), have enabled the design and investigation of mobile learning experiences across contexts and dimensions of mobile learning. For instance, the literature in the field is rich in studies which investigate how learners move physical locations, utilising several devices/technologies, interacting with various social networks (perhaps across formal and informal learning settings), as they pursuit a learning path or event.
There is much appreciation of learning principles, such as contextual, situated, augmented and collaborative among others, particularly suited to mobile learning. There is a well of studies reporting on how these principles can be best applied in the field. There are also always new technologies being implemented in the context of mobile learning for example, 'smarter' phones, e-readers, tablet and augmented reality applications. However, the evaluation of mobile learning is an area that has lagged behind.
The mobile nature of mobile learners and the application of traditional evaluation strategies and tools, have often limited the scope of investigation to what can be observed by researchers or captured by external recording devices (such as video or sound). Thus, a challenge remains to understand what happens while learners are on the move.
The advent of cloud computing and learning analytics offer potential for exploring innovative mobile learning experiences and alternative evaluation strategies which may in turn, shade light into what learning happens in the move.
The IADIS Mobile Learning 2013 International Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of mobile learning research which illustrate developments in the field.

* Format of the Conference
The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book and CD-ROM with ISBN, and will be available also in the IADIS Digital Library (accessible on-line).
Authors of the best published papers in the Mobile Learning 2013 proceedings will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in the "International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (ISSN: 1941-8647)"and also in other selected Journals.
The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexing to INSPEC, EI Compendex, Thomson ISI, ISTP and other indexing services.

* Types of submissions
Full and Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.

* Topics
We invite researchers, practitioners, developers and all those working in the mobile learning arena to submit work under the following topics:
.       Learning analytics and mobile learning
.       Cloud computing and mobile learning
.       Pedagogical approaches, models  and theories for mLearning
.       mLearning in and across formal and informal settings
.       Strategies and challenges for integrating mLearning in broader educational scenarios
.       User Studies in mLearning
.       Learner mobility and transitions afforded by mlearning
.       Socio-cultural context and implications of mLearning
.       Mobile social media and user generated content
.       Enabling mLearning technologies, applications and uses
.       Evaluation and assessment of mLearning
.       Research methods, ethics and implementation of mLearning
.       Innovative mLearning approaches
.       Tools, technologies and platforms for mLearning
.       mlearning: where to next and how?

* Important Dates:
- Submission Deadline (2nd call): 28 December 2012
- Notification to Authors (2nd call): 21 January 2013
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (2nd call): Until 8 February 2013
- Late Registration (2nd call): After 8 February 2013
- Conference: Lisbon, Portugal, 14 to 16 March 2013

* Conference Location
The conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal.

* Secretariat
IADIS Secretariat - IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2013
Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3
1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal
E-mail: secretariat@mlearning-conf.org
Web site: http://www.mlearning-conf.org/

* Program Committee
Mobile Learning 2013 Program Chair
Inmaculada Arnedillo Sánchez, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Mobile Learning 2013 Conference Chair
Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal

Committee Members: *
* for committee list please refer to http://www.mlearning-conf.org/committees

* Co-located events
Please also check the co-located events:
e-Society 2013 (http://www.esociety-conf.org/) - 13-16 March 2013
Information Systems 2013 (http://www.is-conf.org/) - 13-15 March 2013
* Registered participants in the Mobile Learning' conference may attend e-Society and Information Systems conferences' sessions free of charge.]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 25FECF9B-4934-45C1-8032-6644D38824FE Tue, 4 Dec 2012 19:10:47 +0100
Re-launch of BRILLE - The Bristol Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning & Education
re-launch of BRILLE - Bristol Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning and Education (BRILLE)

The Street Café
S Block, University of the West of England, Bristol
Monday 3rd December 2012,
4.30pm to 6.00pm.

The event celebrates the re-launch of BRILLE. Come along for a chance to get to know the new team and more importantly to get involved in research and development activities.  The new Director of BRILLE, John Cook, will officially launch the new-look BRILLE web site and outline the ways in which colleagues can get involved. Penelope Harnett, Richard Waller and John will quickly outline the three exciting research themes they lead on and then give colleagues a chance to discuss ideas in groups whilst you drink tea or coffee and eat cakes. The plenary will feed into the wrap up which will include next steps for BRILLE’s evolving plans to conduct theoretical through to applied research.

http://www.uwe.ac.uk/cahe/research/brille.aspx

Please RSVP to Vivien Calway (email vivien.calway@uwe.ac.uk) to register your attendance.]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss B1872E05-7AFC-4DC0-BD3B-838097FE073E Sun, 25 Nov 2012 21:26:34 +0100
Seminar: Mobile learning and inclusion Mobile learning and inclusion: exploring mobile phone-supported teaching and learning practices in school settings with a focus on language education

Ben Bachmair and Norbert Pachler, Institute of Education, UoL

The Seminar is part of the IoE Languages in Education Seminar Series and takes place on December 11th, 2012, at 5.30 pm.

The focus of the seminar is to plan and consider a didactic design for a mobile learning course for young migrants with low levels of proficiency in English.

The seminar will draw on data and practical examples from workshops carried out at Uxbridge College during 2011-12 with at-risk learners as well as in Germany in 2011 and 2012 with newly arrived young migrants.

The seminar will critically explore the curricular tool of the mobile portfolio.

The following five 'didactic' feature elements for the course will be discussed:

        1. To integrate mobile phones into a programme of study.
        2. To set up a personalized dictionary with images and sound from everyday life as well as the school.
        3. Collaboration (peer-to-peer-teaching) with students from a previous mobile workshop as mentors.
        4. To explore the application of the vocabulary in students’ life-worlds.
        5: Mobile portfolios maintained by the teacher and the students.

And, the didactic focal points for mobile learning of the London Mobile Learning Group (www.londonmobilelearning.net) will be used for evaluation purposes:

        1. To integrate informal learning;
        2. To set up episodes of situated learning;
        3. To generate learning and media contexts;
        4. To construct conversational bridges;
        5. To support students as experts of media use in everyday life within the school;
        6. To set up responsive contexts of development and learning.]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 9D313AEB-F634-4CF5-83E2-6341D926C953 Sun, 25 Nov 2012 21:20:59 +0100
CfP: 1st call extension IADIS - International Conference Mobile Learning 2013 CALL FOR PAPERS

Deadline for submissions (1st call extension): 30 November 2012

IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2013
Lisbon, Portugal, 14 to 16 March 2013
(http://www.mlearning-conf.org/)


* Conference background and goals
Free as Birds Learning in the Cloud
Mobile learning is concerned with a society on the move. In particular, with the study of ".how the mobility of learners augmented by personal and public
technology can contribute to the process of gaining new knowledge, skills and experience" (Sharples et al. 2007).
A growing understanding of the learning and instructional affordances of mobile technologies (alongside technological developments), have enabled the design
and investigation of mobile learning experiences across contexts and dimensions of mobile learning. For instance, the literature in the field is rich in
studies which investigate how learners move physical locations, utilising several devices/technologies, interacting with various social networks (perhaps
across formal and informal learning settings), as they pursuit a learning path or event.
There is much appreciation of learning principles, such as contextual, situated, augmented and collaborative among others, particularly suited to mobile
learning. There is a well of studies reporting on how these principles can be best applied in the field. There are also always new technologies being
implemented in the context of mobile learning for example, 'smarter' phones, e-readers, tablet and augmented reality applications. However, the evaluation
of mobile learning is an area that has lagged behind.
The mobile nature of mobile learners and the application of traditional evaluation strategies and tools, have often limited the scope of investigation to
what can be observed by researchers or captured by external recording devices (such as video or sound). Thus, a challenge remains to understand what happens
while learners are on the move.
The advent of cloud computing and learning analytics offer potential for exploring innovative mobile learning experiences and alternative evaluation
strategies which may in turn, shade light into what learning happens in the move.
The IADIS Mobile Learning 2013 International Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of mobile learning research which
illustrate developments in the field.

* Format of the Conference
The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book and CD-ROM
with ISBN, and will be available also in the IADIS Digital Library (accessible on-line).
Authors of the best published papers in the Mobile Learning 2013 proceedings will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in the
"International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (ISSN: 1941-8647)"and also in other selected Journals.
The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexing to INSPEC, EI Compendex, Thomson ISI, ISTP and other indexing services.

* Types of submissions
Full and Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to a blind
refereeing process.

* Topics
We invite researchers, practitioners, developers and all those working in the mobile learning arena to submit work under the following topics:
. Learning analytics and mobile learning
. Cloud computing and mobile learning
. Pedagogical approaches, models  and theories for mLearning
. mLearning in and across formal and informal settings
. Strategies and challenges for integrating mLearning in broader educational scenarios
. User Studies in mLearning
. Learner mobility and transitions afforded by mlearning
. Socio-cultural context and implications of mLearning
. Mobile social media and user generated content
. Enabling mLearning technologies, applications and uses
. Evaluation and assessment of mLearning
. Research methods, ethics and implementation of mLearning
. Innovative mLearning approaches
. Tools, technologies and platforms for mLearning
. mlearning: where to next and how?

* Important Dates:
- Submission Deadline (1st call extension): 30 November 2012
- Notification to Authors (1st call extension): 7 January 2013
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (1st call extension): Until 28 January 2013
- Late Registration (1st call extension): After 28 January 2013
- Conference: Lisbon, Portugal, 14 to 16 March 2013

* Conference Location
The conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal.

* Secretariat
IADIS Secretariat - IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2013
Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3
1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal
E-mail: secretariat@mlearning-conf.org
Web site: http://www.mlearning-conf.org/

* Program Committee
Mobile Learning 2013 Program Chair
Inmaculada Arnedillo Sánchez, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Mobile Learning 2013 Conference Chair
Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal


Committee Members: *
* for committee list please refer to http://www.mlearning-conf.org/committees

* Co-located events
Please also check the co-located events:
e-Society 2013 (http://www.esociety-conf.org/) - 13-16 March 2013
Information Systems 2013 (http://www.is-conf.org/) - 13-15 March 2013

* Registered participants in the Mobile Learning' conference may attend e-Society and Information Systems conferences' sessions free of charge.]]>
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Now online: British Journal of Educational Technology on Social Networking and Mobile Learning <b>Social Networking and Mobile Learning</b><br /> <br /> Pachler, Norbert; Ranieri, Maria ; Manca, Stefania; Cook, John (Eds.) (2012):<br /> 'British Journal of Educational Technology'.<br /> September 2012. Volume 43, Issue 5. Pages 707-832, E143-E152.<br /> <br /> See <a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bjet.2012.43.issue-5/issuetoc" target="_blank" >publisher's website</a> http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 270ABB53-B14A-4A88-8360-9182696575FE Mon, 8 Oct 2012 16:48:09 +0200 Mobile Learning Day 2012
Termin: Donnerstag, 08. November 2012 (9.00 - 17.30 Uhr)
Ort: Ellipse der FernUniversität in Hagen

Programm

Anmeldung

Weitere Informationen
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http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 7D9CE8CD-D3AD-4B7D-96C4-01CD0B21167E Thu, 4 Oct 2012 22:00:30 +0200
CfP: IADIS - International Conference Mobile Learning 2013 CALL FOR PAPERS

IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2013
Lisbon, Portugal, 14 to 16 March 2013
(http://www.mlearning-conf.org/)

Deadline for submissions
29 October 2012


* Conference background and goals
Free as Birds Learning in the Cloud
Mobile learning is concerned with a society on the move. In particular, with the study of ".how the mobility of learners augmented by personal and public technology can contribute to the process of gaining new knowledge, skills and experience" (Sharples et al. 2007).
A growing understanding of the learning and instructional affordances of mobile technologies (alongside technological developments), have enabled the design and investigation of mobile learning experiences across contexts and dimensions of mobile learning. For instance, the literature in the field is rich in studies which investigate how learners move physical locations, utilising several devices/technologies, interacting with various social networks (perhaps across formal and informal learning settings), as they pursuit a learning path or event.
There is much appreciation of learning principles, such as contextual, situated, augmented and collaborative among others, particularly suited to mobile learning. There is a well of studies reporting on how these principles can be best applied in the field. There are also always new technologies being implemented in the context of mobile learning for example, 'smarter' phones, e-readers, tablet and augmented reality applications. However, the evaluation of mobile learning is an area that has lagged behind.
The mobile nature of mobile learners and the application of traditional evaluation strategies and tools, have often limited the scope of investigation to what can be observed by researchers or captured by external recording devices (such as video or sound). Thus, a challenge remains to understand what happens while learners are on the move.
The advent of cloud computing and learning analytics offer potential for exploring innovative mobile learning experiences and alternative evaluation strategies which may in turn, shade light into what learning happens in the move.
The IADIS Mobile Learning 2013 International Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of mobile learning research which illustrate developments in the field.

* Format of the Conference
The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book and CD-ROM with ISBN, and will be available also in the IADIS Digital Library (accessible on-line).
The best paper authors will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in the IADIS Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems (ISSN: 1646-3692) and also in other selected Journals.
The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexing to INSPEC, EI Compendex, Thomson ISI, ISTP and other indexing services.

* Types of submissions
Full and Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.

* Topics
We invite researchers, practitioners, developers and all those working in the mobile learning arena to submit work under the following topics:
.       Learning analytics and mobile learning
.       Cloud computing and mobile learning
.       Pedagogical approaches, models  and theories for mLearning
.       mLearning in and across formal and informal settings
.       Strategies and challenges for integrating mLearning in broader educational scenarios
.       User Studies in mLearning
.       Learner mobility and transitions afforded by mlearning
.       Socio-cultural context and implications of mLearning
.       Mobile social media and user generated content
.       Enabling mLearning technologies, applications and uses
.       Evaluation and assessment of mLearning
.       Research methods, ethics and implementation of mLearning
.       Innovative mLearning approaches
.       Tools, technologies and platforms for mLearning
.       mlearning: where to next and how?

* Important Dates:
- Submission Deadline: 29 October 2012
- Notification to Authors: 28 November 2012
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration: Until 21 December 2012
- Late Registration: After 21 December 2012
- Conference: Lisbon, Portugal, 14 to 16 March 2013

* Conference Location
The conference will be held in Lisbon, Portugal.

* Secretariat
IADIS Secretariat - IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2013
Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3
1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal
E-mail: secretariat@mlearning-conf.org
Web site: http://www.mlearning-conf.org/

* Program Committee
Mobile Learning 2013 Program Chair: Inmaculada Arnedillo Sánchez, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Mobile Learning 2013 Conference Chair: Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal
Committee Members: * (* for committee list please refer to http://www.mlearning-conf.org/committees)
Steering Committee: to be announced

* Co-located events
Please also check the co-located events:
e-Society 2013 (http://www.esociety-conf.org/) - 13-16 March 2013
Information Systems 2013 (http://www.is-conf.org/) - 13-15 March 2013
* Registered participants in the Mobile Learning' conference may attend e-Society and Information Systems conferences' sessions free of charge.]]>
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CfP: IJMBL special Issue On: Mobile Learning and Creativity: Current Concepts and Studies Submission Due Date
9/1/2012

Guest Editors
Ilona Buchem, Isa Jahnke, and Norbert Pachler

Introduction
The special issue will review and reconsider the role of mobile learning for fostering creativity, focusing on outlining definitions and concepts of creativity, exploring the relationship between learning and creativity in different contexts (for instance, formal education, workplace learning, informal learning), and analysing ways in which mobile media may - or may not - foster creative learning. The special issue will locate mobile learning with a socio-culturally orientated approach proposed by Pachler, Bachamair, and Cook (2010). Internationally, there is a growing body of research related to mobile learning dedicated to the design, implementation and evaluation of mobile learning tools and scenarios (Buchem et al., 2011). However, whilst some studies within the socio-cultural framework address such crucial aspects as user-generated contexts (Pachler et al., 2010), and ownership and changed power relations (Traxler, 2011), the role of mobile learning for fostering creativity is still an under-discussed and under-researched area. As such, the relationship between mobile learning and creativity is ambiguous and in need of attention. This Special Issue aims to contribute to this developing knowledge and practice area.

Objective
Creativity has been proclaimed as one of the key 21st century skills and as the driving force of economic development in post-industrial era. With the so-called creative class, comprising different types of creative workers, tackling complex, societal problems ranging from solving economic problems, through creating innovative technological solutions to devising new ways of social entrepreneurship, the role of creativity will increase dramatically in the years to come. Already today many of the fastest-growing jobs and emerging industries rely on workers’ creative capacity, such as the ability to think unconventionally, inventing new scenarios and producing novel solutions. To face this demand, both education and business have to embrace new technologies and design new ways to foster creativity of students and workers.

Since research on creativity is based on contradictory definitions like the great mind approach or individual creativity (Guilford, 1956), systemic understandings (Csikszentmihalyi, 1996), the subjectivity of creativity (Gauntlett, 2011) and the questions of what is creative (a creative person, a group, an organization, a process, a product, the environment), the questions remain: Who views what as creative and novel in what context? Is a novel every day idea a creative effort? Who can judge whether processes and outcomes are creative? Is creativity in one context (e.g., school) of equal value in another context (e.g., work place)?

The understanding of creativity underlying this Special Issue is based on an open concept allowing different views and approaches, favouring process-oriented or person-cantered conceptualisations of creativity, including such notions as "connective, social activity" (Fischer, 2011) or "collaborative creativity" (Herrmann, 2009), "making something new, something valuable or useful for a particular group" (Sternberg, 1999), "making something novel in a given context" (Gauntlett, 2011), or as "connecting with others, sharing and putting together ideas and artifacts to create something novel from the creator’s perspective in a particular context" (Jahnke, 2011). These approaches emphasize the importance of creativity for the engagement with social and physical environment, active and meaningful participation.

With mobile devices offering ubiquitous connectivity or omnipresent online presence, mobile devices can be viewed as media for learning that have the potential to foster creativity. However, the explicit reflection on the role of mobile media for fostering creativity and systematic research are missing in the current discourse. A number of authors argue that today’s academic and workplace learning is often designed by yesterday’s didactics and technology (Collins & Halverson, 2009; Goggins, Jahnke, & Wulf, 2012). At the same time research on individual appropriation of mobile media points to how creativity, participation and connectedness intersect the life-worlds of users (Gauntlett, 2011). As Jahnke et al. (2012) notice there is a gap between creative uses and creative pedagogies of mobile media on one side, and the design of mobile learning on the other. Following the current discussion strands related to mobile learning, we believe that there is a need to rethink current designs for teaching and designs for learning supported by mobile media.

Grounded in meta-design as the emerging conceptual framework aimed at defining and creating social and technical infrastructures for participatory cultures, the question guiding this Special Issue is how to design mobile learning to enhance creativity, i.e., How to design learning to be creative when the answer to the problem is not yet known? (Fischer, 2011).  This Special Issue attempts to find answers to this question. It focuses on identifying effective and promising approaches, practices, designs and developments utilising the potential of mobile media to model creative learning and nurture the development of creative skills across different learning contexts such as formal education, workplace learning and informal learning. The aim is to consolidate work in this area and spur the discourse about the role of mobile media in fostering creativity in context.

Recommended Topics
We invite different types of contributions including empirical research, conceptual models, theory building, innovative methodologies and applications, case studies. Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

    Didactical designs for teaching and learning fostering creativity by mobile media
    Empirical research on creativity enhanced by mobile devices
    Evaluations of creativity and mobile technologies
    Future visions for creative mobile learning
    Innovative mobile applications and tools for fostering creative learning
    Innovative mobile user interfaces for creativity including concepts and products
    Methodologies for designing and evaluating creative learning with mobile media
    Theoretical frameworks/approaches to enhancing creativity with mobile learning
    User stories and case studies of creative mobile learning

Submission Procedure
All submitted papers should include a framework that is helpful to reflect both designs for teaching and designs for learning. Specifically, submission for the special issue should include insights into:

    Theoretical perspective, the creativity concept and definition of creativity, including the description of learning and creative learning;
    Theoretical underpinnings of learning, including definition and context of learning (e.g., higher education, schools, workplace learning, informal learning), on which you build your contribution;
    The discussion about the role of the mobile technologies in supporting creative learning.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on “Mobile Learning and Creativity” on or before September 1, 2012 (extended abstract, 2-4 pages).

All submissions must be original and may not be under review by another publication. INTERESTED AUTHORS SHOULD CONSULT THE JOURNAL’S GUIDELINES FOR MANUSCRIPT SUBMISSIONS at
http://www.igi-global.com/Files/AuthorEditor/guidelinessubmission.pdf.  
All submitted papers will be reviewed on a double-blind, peer review basis. Papers must follow APA style for reference citations. It is a 2-step submission procedure:

1.    Please submit an extended abstract, 2-4 pages to the Guest Editors.
2.    If the extended abstract fits to the aim of the Special Issue, the authors will be notified to submit a full paper. Then, the typical double-blind review process starts.

All submissions and inquiries should be directed to the attention of:
Dr. Ilona Buchem, Professor of Digital Media Studies,
Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin, Germany
E-mail: buchem@beuth-hochschule.de

Dr. Isa Jahnke, Professor in ICT, media and learning,
Umeå University, Department of Applied Educational Science, Sweden
E-mail: isa.jahnke@edusci.umu.se

Dr. Norbert Pachler, Professor of Education
University of London, Institute of Education
E-Mail: n.pachler@ioe.ac.uk

Source
http://www.igi-global.com/calls-for-papers-special/international-journal-mobile-blended-learning/1115]]>
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Mobile Learning and Creativity Workshop (MLCW12): Fostering Creative Learning with Mobile Technologies Mobile Learning and Creativity Workshop
taking place at the EC-TEL Conference 2012
19th September 2012, Saarbruecken, Germany

Organisers
    Prof. Dr. Ilona Buchem (Germany)
    Prof. Dr. Isa Jahnke (Sweden)
    Carl Smith (UK)

About
The Mobile Learning and Creativity Workshop (MLCW12) is a full-day workshop devoted to sharing and designing innovative approaches and solutions aimed at fostering creative learning with mobile technologies. We invite students, educators, instructional designers, researchers, practitioners and developers to share and create innovative, creative mobile learning applications and use scenarios utilizing multiple perspectives and collective intelligence of the participants.
Call for Papers
You will find the information about the Call for Papers here:
Call for Workshop Papers: http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/6210

Format
The workshop is composed of the morning event during which innovative ideas to fostering creative mobile learning will be presented in the Pecha Kucha format to ignite creative thinking and inspire the collaborative development of future mobile learning scenarios and applications during the afternoon session. This format aims at encouraging joint design of creative mobile learning while utilizing a mix of different creativity techniques and mobile media. Based on the underpinnings of design-based research, we start with an open concept of connective, social creativity with the aim to design mobile learning environments and applications of tomorrow. The workshop will be recorded and live streamed with the Panopto software.

Further information
    MCLW12 Organisers: http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/6286
    MCLW12 Programme Committee: http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/6287
    Creativity and Mobile Learning Discussion: http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/6304]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 6CB82D61-61F2-4E32-9D5D-9257192D1DBB Mon, 28 May 2012 15:13:22 +0200
Book review: Work-Based Mobile Learning A review of the Work-Based Mobile Learning book edited by Norbert Pachler, Christoph Pimmer and Judith Seipold was just recently published in the British Journal of Educational Technology, Vol. 43, No. 3, 2012.<br /> <br /> URL to the journal: <a href="http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bjet.2012.43.issue-3/issuetoc" target="_blank" >http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bjet.2012.43.issue-3/issuetoc</a><br /> URL to the book: <a href="http://peterlang.com/index.cfm?event=cmp.ccc.seitenstruktur.detailseiten&seitentyp=produkt&pk=52882&cid=448&concordeid=11982" target="_blank" >http://peterlang.com/index.cfm?event=cmp.ccc.seitenstruktur.detailseiten&seitentyp=produkt&pk=52882&cid=448&concordeid=11982</a> http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss D24289D5-C541-4B7F-A049-8AA30BDEB326 Mon, 30 Apr 2012 15:14:10 +0200 CfP: 11th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning mLearn 2012 - Mobile Learning in Context
11th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning
mLearn 2012 - Mobile Learning in Context

16-18 October 2012 in Helsinki, Finland

become a fan today and follow all updates at:
http://www.facebook.com/mlearn2012

mLearn 2012 pushes further the paradigm of learning and mobility in converging technological environments. This includes applications of trendy devices in various contexts, but also calls for investigating new educational and technological ways and concepts for supporting formal and informal learning as well as transitions between different types of learning.

mLearn was the first conference on Mobile Learning and is the premiere international conference on learning with mobile technologies and learning across contexts. The conference provides a unique forum for knowledge sharing and transfer for academia, developers, practitioners, industry, government, and organisations. Every year, mLearn attracts a great number of participants from more than 60 countries representing all continents.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
      - Mobile learning in and across formal and informal settings
      - Ubiquitous and ambient learning and technology
      - Theories, models and ethics for mobile and contextual learning
      - Open and distance education with mobile devices
      - Mobile language learning
      - Interaction design and usability for mobile learning
      - Interoperability and standards for mobile learning
      - Challenges for mobile learning in developing countries
      - Mobile learning strategies in schools, higher institutions, industry, and organizations
      - Adaptive, virtual or collaborative environments for mobile learning
      - Augmented reality for learning
      - Innovative approaches to learning of current and emerging mobile technologies
      - Toys and smart objects for learning
      - Mobile learning across cultures

The conference programme will highlight keynote talks, symposia/workshops, plenary sessions, parallel presentations, roundtables and debates, special Focus Sessions, poster sessions, technology and product/service demonstrations.

Submissions are invited for
      - Long papers (8 pages)
      - Short papers (3 pages)
      - Posters (250 words)
      - Workshops (3 pages)
      - Tutorials (2 pages)
      - Industry showcases (1-2 pages)
      - Doctoral Consortium (4 pages)
All contributions will be reviewed in a non-blind peer-review process. All accepted papers and posters will published in the conference proceedings. All submissions are handled through EasyChair. Top rated full papers are invited to a special issue in an international journal.

Workshops and Tutorials
mLearn 2012 offers the opportunity to host several workshops and tutorials prior to the conference. Parties interested to organise a workshop or a tutorial are asked to submit a proposal of max 3 pages that indicate the relation to the main conference topics. Proposals for workshops are requested to include the workshop format, the expected participants, the addressed domains, programme committee, dissemination activities and organisational requirements into their proposal.

Important Dates
      - Deadline for submissions: 30 May 2012
      - Notification of acceptance: 10 July 2012
      - Last date of early-bird registration: 26 July 2012
      - Technology Showcases and demonstrators: 1 September 2012
      - Conference venue: 16-18 October 2012
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Available for download: Designing Mobile Learning in School Contexts - Considerations and Examples for Practice 08 February 2012

Designing Mobile Learning in School Contexts - Considerations and Examples for Practice

By now, Mobile Learning has a more than ten-year long tradition within the field of educational practice. However, how teaching and learning with mobile technologies is realised diverges greatly. This article outlines which approaches of learning with mobile technologies seem to be the most popular, which aspects need to be considered in the course of planning mobile learning in curricular contexts, and that it is important to pay attention, among other things, to the knowledge and expertise learners bring with them from their everyday lives ...


Download the full article as free pdf-file from the LMLG website.]]>
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mLearn 2012 - Call for Papers Call for Papers

11th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning mLearn 2012 - Mobile Learning in Context
16-18 October 2012 in Helsinki, Finland

jointly organised by CELSTEC, CICERO Learning Network and IAMLEARN

Conference website: http://www.mlearn.org/mlearn2012

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/mlearn2012

mLearn 2012 pushes further the paradigm of learning and mobility in converging technological environments. This includes applications of novel devices in various contexts. It also covers educational and technological innovations in support of formal and informal learning, as well as transitions between different types of learning.

mLearn was the first conference on Mobile Learning and is the premiere international conference for learning with mobile technologies and learning across contexts, run in cooperation with the International Association for Mobile Learning. It offers a unique forum for knowledge sharing and transfer for academia, developers, practitioners, industry, government, and organisations. Every year, mLearn attracts participants from more than 60 countries representing all continents.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to
- Mobile learning in and across formal and informal settings
- Ubiquitous and ambient learning and technology
- Theories, models and ethics for mobile and contextual learning
- Open and distance education with mobile devices
- Mobile language learning
- Interaction design and usability for mobile learning
- Interoperability and standards for mobile learning
- Challenges for mobile learning in developing countries
- ML strategies in schools, HE, industry, and organizations
- Adaptive, virtual or collaborative environments for mobile learning
- Augmented reality for learning
- Innovative approaches to learning of emerging mobile technologies
- Toys and smart objects for learning
- Mobile learning across cultures

The conference programme will include keynote talks, symposia/workshops, plenary sessions, parallel presentations, roundtables and debates, special Focus Sessions, poster sessions, technology and product/service demonstrations.

Submissions are invited for
- Long papers (8 pages)
- Short papers (3 pages)
- Posters (250 words)
- Workshops (3 pages)
- Tutorials (2 pages)
- Doctoral Consortium (4 pages)

All contributions will be reviewed in a non-blind peer-review process.
All accepted papers and posters will be published in the conference proceedings. All submissions are handled through EasyChair. Top rated full papers are invited to a special issue in the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning.

Workshops and Tutorials
mLearn 2012 offers the opportunity to host several workshops and tutorials prior to the conference. Parties interested in organising a workshop or a tutorial are asked to submit a proposal of max 3 pages that indicates the relation to the main conference topics. Proposals for workshops are requested to include the workshop format, the expected participants, the addressed domains, programme committee, dissemination activities and organisational requirements.

Important Dates
- Registration opens in March 2012
- Deadline for submissions: 30 May 2012
- Notification of acceptance: 10 July 2012
- Last date of early-bird registration: 26 July 2012
- Technology Showcases and demonstrators: 1 September 2012
- Conference: 16-18 October 2012]]>
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mLearn 2012 conference 11th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning mLearn 2012 - Mobile Learning in Context

Conference date: 16-18 October 2012
Place: Helsinki, Finland

Deadline for submissions: 30 May 2012

Conference website: www.mlearn.org/mlearn2012

Follow updates at: http://www.facebook.com/mlearn2012

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Mobile learning in and across formal and informal settings
* Ubiquitous and ambient learning and technology
* Theories, models and ethics for mobile and contextual learning
* Open and distance education with mobile devices
* Mobile language learning
* Interaction design and usability for mobile learning
* Interoperability and standards for mobile learning
* Challenges for mobile learning in developing countries
* Mobile learning strategies in schools, higher institutions, industry, and organizations
* Adaptive, virtual or collaborative environments for mobile learning
* Augmented reality for learning
* Innovative approaches to learning of current and emerging mobile technologies
* Toys and smart objects for learning
* Mobile learning across cultures
The conference programme will highlight keynote talks, symposia/workshops, plenary sessions, parallel presentations, roundtables and debates, special Focus Sessions, poster sessions, technology and product/service demonstrations.]]>
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Slides of the LMLG BETT12 workshop II online now http://cloudworks.ac.uk/cloud/view/6059


Exploiting mobile technologies in learning (Part Two)
The role of classroom practice in improving opportunities for at-risk learners

Wednesday 11th January 1530-1800

This workshop will aim to introduce practical approaches and solutions to teaching and learning with mobile technologies. The focus of the three central case studies under discussion will be to make suggestion for Achievement for All practitioners who are supporting at-risk learners:

-    teaching approaches, systematic change management issues
-    benefits and challenges of bringing tablet PCs (such as iPads) into schools
-    learner-generated videos and community platform specific solutions for at-risk learners.

Presenters: Judith Seipold, MirandaNet Fellow (London Mobile Learning Group), Klaus Rummler (University of Bremen) and Luise Ludwig (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz).

LMLG workshops at BETT12:
Search for twitter hashtags #BETT_Show and #MMAFA for the LMLG workshops at BETT12.
Access Cloudscape for Workshop 1 (Pachler, Cook, Bachmair) and Cloudscape for Workshop 2 (Seipold, Rummler, Ludwig).]]>
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Still open for registrations: LMLG workshops at BETT 2012 LMLG workshops at BETT 2012

LMLG members will host two workshops at this year's BETT (London).
Details are also available via our future events section as well as on the MirandaNet website (see latter for registration information).


Event: BETT 2012
Date: Janaury 11, 2012
Place: Olympia, London; Gallery Room 1, Grand Hall Gallery


(1) Exploiting mobile technologies in learning (Part One)
The classroom is not the only place for learning

Wednesday 11th January 1200-1430

The London Mobile Learning Group (www.londonmobilelearning.net) will be drawing on the findings from their international research to offer some suggestions for Achievement for All practitioners supporting at-risk learners. The session will outline the key principles of the socio-cultural ecology of mobile learning with particular emphasis on at-risk learners and with reference to specific mobile learning projects. The topics under discussion will be:

    different ways of integrating mobile media into schools in constructive learning contexts
    bridging the gap between the use of technologies in school and in everyday life
    harnessing the power of mobile technologies in promoting learning in informal contexts.

Invited experts who will introduce the themes will include Professors Norbert Pachler and Ben Bachmair, Institute of Education, University of London and John Cook, London Metropolitan University.



(2) Exploiting mobile technologies in learning (Part Two)
The role of classroom practice in improving opportunities for at-risk learners

Wednesday 11th January 1530-1800

This workshop will aim to introduce practical approaches and solutions to teaching and learning with mobile technologies. The focus of the three central case studies under discussion will be to make suggestion for Achievement for All practitioners who are supporting at-risk learners:

    teaching approaches, systematic change management issues
    benefits and challenges of bringing tablet PCs (such as iPads) into schools
    learner-generated videos and community platform specific solutions for at-risk learners.

The short presentations will be followed by open discussions where participants are invited to provide their own experience and to raise questions which will be discussed with other on-site and on-line participants.

Invited experts who will introduce the themes are: Judith Seipold, MirandaNet Fellow (London Mobile Learning Group), Klaus Rummler (University of Bremen) and Luise Ludwig (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz).]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 88A4B86C-0B24-4DBE-93E0-6B2B2E74E4D7 Wed, 4 Jan 2012 21:02:45 +0100
IADIS mobile learning conference 2012: last call CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline for submissions (last call): 27 January 2012

IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2012
Berlin, Germany, 11 to 13 March 2012
(http://www.mlearning-conf.org/)

* Keynote Speaker (confirmed):
Professor Agnes Kukulska Hulme, Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, UK

* Conference background and goals
Mobile Learning where to next? Accelerometers and motion sensors will tell
Since the advent of mobile learning, developments in its practice and research have been triggered by technological innovation and advancement. For instance the arrival of laptops, afforded new models of technology integration and accessibility within the classroom and freed technology from the ‘imprisonment’ of computer rooms. The appearance of handheld devices offered potential for the exploitation of contextual outdoor learning and freed learners and technologies from the confinement of classrooms. The emergence of mobile phones democratized access to technology, revolutionized the concept of user generated content and freed learners and technologies to experiment with technologies outside classrooms and schools.  
The incursion of multi-touch tablets in the mobile learning scene is the latest technological ‘wave’. Though in early stages, sensationalist reporting of the ipads for Learning (http://www.ipadsforeducation.vic.edu.au/)  initiatives already advocate ipads will displace playdough and finger painting in Kindergartens and the Horizon report 2011 states ‘electronic books are beginning to demonstrate capabilities that challenge the very definition of reading’ (http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2011/sections/electronic-books/).
Against this background the relevance and need for mobile learning research and practice founded upon learning theories, focused on pedagogically meaningful approaches to mobile learning and systematically evaluated with appropriate data collection and analysis tools, remains paramount.
The IADIS Mobile Learning 2012 International Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of mobile learning research which illustrate developments in the field.

* Format of the Conference
The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book and CD-ROM with ISBN, and will be available also in the IADIS Digital Library (accessible on-line).
Authors of the best published papers in the Mobile Learning 2012 proceedings will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in the "International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (ISSN: 1941-8647).
The conference proceedings will be submitted for indexing to INSPEC, EI Compendex, Thomson ISI, ISTP and other indexing services.

* Types of submissions
Full and Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.

* Topics
We invite researchers, practitioners, developers and all those working in the mobile learning arena to submit work under the following topics:
-        Pedagogical approaches, models and theories for mLearning
-        mLearning in and across formal and informal settings
-        Strategies and challenges for integrating mLearning in broader educational scenarios
-        User Studies in mLearning
-        Learner mobility and transitions afforded by mlearning
-         Socio-cultural context and implications of mLearning
-         Mobile social media and user generated content
-        Enabling mLearning technologies, applications and uses
-        Evaluation and assessment of mLearning
-        Research methods, ethics and implementation of mLearning
-        Innovative mLearning approaches
-        Tools, technologies and platforms for mLearning
-        mlearning: where to next and how?

* Important Dates:
- Submission Deadline (last call): 27 January 2012
- Notification to Authors (last call): 15 February 2012
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (last call): Until 24 February 2012
- Late Registration (last call): After 24 February 2012
- Conference: Berlin, Germany, 11 to 13 March 2012

* Conference Location
The conference will be held in Berlin, Germany.

* Secretariat
IADIS Secretariat - IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2012
Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3
1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal
E-mail: secretariat@mlearning-conf.org
Web site: http://www.mlearning-conf.org/

* Program Committee
Mobile Learning 2012 Program Chair
Inmaculada Arnedillo Sánchez, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Mobile Learning 2012 Conference Chair
Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal

Committee Members: *
* for committee list please refer to http://www.mlearning-conf.org/committees.asp

* Co-located events
Please also check the co-located events:
e-Society 2012 (http://www.esociety-conf.org/) - 10-13 March 2012
Information Systems 2012 (http://www.is-conf.org/) - 10-12 March 2012

* Registered participants in the Mobile Learning’ conference may attend e-Society and Information Systems conferences’ sessions free of charge.]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 910F67DD-8E28-4446-B690-775CAD9A4960 Wed, 4 Jan 2012 20:57:03 +0100
New resources available on the MoLeaP website There are new resources available on the MoLeaP website. Check the rss feed on the MoLeaP website to access new projects or use the search bar to filter according to specific variables.<br /> <br /> URL: <a href="http://www.moleap.net" target="_blank" >www.moleap.net</a> http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 4E63619B-D10E-4555-AFD6-8D56236F2AFD Fri, 25 Nov 2011 12:58:44 +0100 LMLG workshops at BETT 2012 http://www.mirandanet.ac.uk/bett/programme.htm).



Achievement for All unconferences
BETT12 11th - 14th January 2012, Olympia, London.

Achievement for All (www.afa3as.org.uk) is a national, whole school improvement framework, delivered as a bespoke programme, which raises the attainment of the 20% of vulnerable, special educational needs and disabled learners, in partnership with schools. The programme is being rolled out nationally after a successful pilot by the new charity Achievement for All (3As) in an alliance with PwC and funded by the Department for Education (DfE).

The professional organisation, The MirandaNet Fellowship, has a remit in the Achievement for All programme to develop the potential of digital technologies in raising achievement within the target group. A key element in this work will be to encourage the teams of coaches and champions in sharing effective digital practices. This process will begin at the BETT exhibition (www.bettshow.com) in London, 11th - 14th January, where several professional organisations will contribute what is already known in this area and debate what might be useful in the future. Achievement for All leaders, coaches and champions will be summarising what has been learnt. The resources developed in these seminars, called unconferences (see below for an explanation of this term), will be used to populate a web based Professional Knowledge Hub about how achievement can be raised. All contributors will be eligible for a certificate for participation in a professional development event and access to the resources collected over the four days.

The unconference sessions are listed here:


Exploiting mobile technologies in learning (Part One)
The classroom is not the only place for learning
Wednesday 11th January 1200-1430

The London Mobile Learning Group (www.londonmobilelearning.net) will be drawing on the findings from their international research to offer some suggestions for Achievement for All practitioners supporting at-risk learners. The session will outline the key principles of the socio-cultural ecology of mobile learning with particular emphasis on at-risk learners and with reference to specific mobile learning projects. The topics under discussion will be:

    different ways of integrating mobile media into schools in constructive learning contexts
    bridging the gap between the use of technologies in school and in everyday life
    harnessing the power of mobile technologies in promoting learning in informal contexts.

Invited experts who will introduce the themes will include Professors Norbert Pachler and Ben Bachmair, Institute of Education, University of London and John Cook, London Metropolitan University.


Exploiting mobile technologies in learning (Part Two)
Classroom practice in improving opportunities for at-risk learners
Wednesday 11th January 1530-1800

This workshop will aim to introduce practical approaches and solutions to teaching and learning with mobile technologies. The focus of the three central case studies under discussion will be to make suggestion for Achievement for All practitioners who are supporting at-risk learners:

    teaching approaches, systematic change management issues and do's & don'ts concerning the implementation of mobile learning in classrooms
    benefits and challenges of bringing tablet PCs (such as iPads) into schools
    learner-generated videos and community platform specific solutions for at-risk learners.

The short presentations will be followed by open discussions where participants are invited to provide their own experience and to raise questions which will be discussed with other on-site and on-line participants.

Invited experts who will introduce the themes are: Judith Seipold, MirandaNet Fellow (London Mobile Learning Group), Klaus Rummler (University of Bremen) and Luise Ludwig (Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz).


Improving access to achievement using digital technologies (Part One)
Tools for improving effective learning for vulnerable learners
Thursday 12th January 1200-1430

Champions and coaches from the Achievement for All programme will be supporting the lead speakers Sonia Blandford, Achievement for All (3As), and Laura Cunningham, Department for Education, as they set out the key themes that pertain to improving the achievements of the lowest-attaining 20% of learners who are not achieving their potential in main stream education. Participants in the unconference will explore what has been learnt about the value of digital technologies for vulnerable learners in the first year and what questions need to be answered as the framework grows. Themes will include diversifying styles of teaching, exploring independent learning and harnessing the power of learning technologies used in the home and in social exchanges.


Improving access to achievement using digital technologies (Part Two)
Parents, carers and the wider community supporting vulnerable learners
Thursday 12th January 1530-1800

Parents, carers, champions and coaches from the Achievement for All project will be supporting the lead speakers Sonia Blandford, Achievement for All (3As), and Laura Cunningham, Department for Education, as they set out the key themes that relate to the key role that parents, carers and the wider community can take in using social media and publication opportunities to improve the learning chances of vulnerable young people.

Participants in the unconference will explore what has been learnt about the value of digital technologies for vulnerable learners in the first year and what questions need to be answered about building communities of learners as the project grows. Themes will include: the importance of carers, parents and the wider community, exploring independent learning and harnessing the power of learning technologies used in the home and in social exchanges. The potential and the challenges of social networking will be a major consideration.


Empowering students to harness the power of social networking for learning
Using the social media to enhance learning communities for teachers and students
Friday 13th January 1200-1430

Being part of a virtual community can be a powerful means of learning if the participants know how to use these powerful social media wisely, safely and for positive learning outcomes. In this unconference leading practitioners and theoreticians will be debating the value and the dangers of social networking in learning contexts at home and in school with parents, carers, champions and coaches from the Achievement for All programme. The participants will look at current practice and future developments to anticipate how social networking might be used to support vulnerable learners and their teachers, and what checks and balances need to be put in place to harness the power of these new media. There will be a focus on case studies where social networking has already increased learning opportunities for teachers and students.

Invited experts introducing the theme will include: Professors Marilyn Leask and Christina Preston, Bedfordshire University; Eeva Leinonen, Kings College, University of London; Dr John Cuthell, Terry Freedman, Leon Cych and Theo Keuchel, Senior MirandaNet Fellows; Pam Smith, Associate Principal Consultant, Outstream Consulting; Sangheet Bhullar, Wisekids.


World-wide educational innovation
Drawing on global experience in raising the achievement of pupils who are not reaching their full learning potential for senior managers
Friday 13th January 1530 - 1730

Chris Yapp, one of the authors of Shift Happens will introduce this unconference. He will be supported by experts from professional organisations and companies who have been engaged in writing two recent publications.

EDUSummit IT report (UNESCO Paris, 2011) written by world educators who are looking at ways in which vulnerable learners can be supported by digital technologies in a range of global contexts: rural and urban; privileged and underprivileged; learners who are challenged and those who are gifted and talented. A key element of this report is the need for better deployment strategies by senior managers in ensuing that digital technologies can be exploited in school. Experts introducing the themes will be Dr Christina Preston, Professor of Educational Innovation, Bedfordshire University; Professors Margaret Cox and Eeva Leinonen, and Dr Mary Webb, Kings College, University of London.

UK White Paper on Digital Technologies in Education (London 2011) developed by leading professional organizations, Naace, MirandaNet, ITTE and the Schools Network. Lead participants, who will concentrate on case studies of effective practice, will be Bernadette Brookes, Richard Allen, Outstream; and Allison Allen, Naace; Rachel Jones, Steljes; Ray Barker, BESA; Hannah Jones, SLICT.

Other contributors will include Steve Moss, Partnership for Schools; Doug Brown, Step A international; Jan Lepeltak, UPS; Pete Bradshaw, Open University; Dra. Silvina Gvirtz, Gerente Inclusión Digital Educativa Programa Conectar Igualdad, Argentina; Lord Lucas, 'Behind the Screen'.

Achievement for All coaches and Champions will be summarizing the issues for senior managers.


Teachers taking charge of their own professional learning
Designing effective continuing professional development programme in digital technologies that promote real change
Saturday 14th January 1100 - 1300

Members of ITTE and MirandaNet will be investigating existing research findings to suggest the best ways for Achievement for All participants to learn new ways of exploiting digital media to engage vulnerable learners. The champions and coaches from the Achievement for All programme will aim to agree on potential professional development programmes that will be run by a specialist communities of practice drawn from Achievement for All practitioners. In this unconference some of the international contributors will be coming in online.

Speakers will include Professors Marilyn Leask and Christina Preston, University of Bedfordshire; Sarah Younie, Leicester University; Eva Dakich, Victoria University, Melbourne; Rodger Carroll, Chisholm Institute, Melbourne; Dr John Cuthell, MirandaNet; Jack Whitehead, Bath University; Maria Huxtable, Bath and North East Somerset Centre for Child and Family and Liverpool Hope University; Margaret Farren, Dublin City University; David Smith, London Borough of Havering; Albin Wallace, Church Schools Trust.

All participants are invited to stay for a supper afterwards at the Pizza Express.


One world
Developing global publishing opportunities for teachers and their pupils in curriculum exchange projects
Saturday 14th January 1400-1600

World Ecitizens teacher members will be discussing the value of their curriculum exchange projects between schools with MirandaNet Fellows and colleagues from countries including Czech Republic India, Germany, France, Australia. The champions and coaches will be exploring ways in which Achievement for All practitioners can exploit the value of international web publication to raise the self-esteem of vulnerable learners and extend the horizons of their teachers.

Classroom experts introducing the themes will include; Lawrence Williams, World Ecitizens’ Trustee; Katya Toneva, International School, London; Andrée Jordan, Ravensbourne School, Bromley; Marion Scott Baker, Cheam Pre-prep; Benjamin Semwayo, Paul Vale, Glenys Hart, David Obst, Gaynor Sharpe, MirandaNet; Anne Gilleran, EUN partnership; Poncelet O. Ileleji, The Gambia YMCAs Computer Training Centre & Digital Studio; Nigel Riley, Plymouth University; Jane Finch, Learning Technologies Adviser, Dr Annamarie Mostert, Free State Programme Manager, Culture of Learning t/a Sacred Heart College Research and Development Unit.

In this unconference some of the international contributors will be coming in online.

All participants are invited to stay for a supper afterwards at the Pizza Express.


Unconference organisation

University of Bedfordshire students from Media, Tourism and Leisure and Information Technology and MirandaNet Fellows will be supporting all the sessions.

If you want to contribute to this event reply to: Dr Christina Preston, christina@mirandanet.ac.uk
(There will be a form set up for web registration after the Achievement for All Launch)
What is an Unconference?

Achievement for All leaders and coaches will host a series of eight ‘unconferences’ - participant-driven events that equally involve all the educators, parents and carers who attend, not just the main speakers. The outputs of the sessions will be used to create a web-based Professional Knowledge Hub to be interrogated and added to throughout the life of the Achievement for All programme by teachers and senior managers in the schools who register to join.

Each session will be opened by Achievement for All leaders, coaches and champions who will explain the programme’s aims and achievements so far. MirandaNet Fellows will explain the principles of an unconference and, in particular, how all participants in the unconference can enter their thoughts and comments into a collaborative digital mind map (www.mirandanet.ac.uk/mirandamods) as the debate progresses.

Invited experts and organisations will briefly explain the specific Achievement for All related themes for the session from their own perspective. Each contributor will speak for between 2 to 5 minutes outlining their key points. Presentation software is not encouraged in order to promote engagement with the audience, but accompanying resources will be allocated space in the Professional Knowledge Hub so that more detail can be stored.


BETT Registration: if you have not yet registered for BETT11 you can do so at www.bettshow.com/register. Getting a ticket via email will save you queuing at the venue.


BETT Contact details

    Stand S97 Grand Hall Gallery
    Christina Preston: 07801 336 048

MirandaNet are again sharing a stand (S96/97) in partnership with the Department for Education (DfE), the University of Bedfordshire and Outstream. MirandaNet gratefully acknowledges the support of Besa and Emap.]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 5A083326-321C-4462-9494-72A3187E32E0 Thu, 10 Nov 2011 10:01:24 +0100
IADIS mobile learning conference 2012: 1st call extension CALL FOR PAPERS
Deadline for submissions (1st call extension): 28 November 2011


IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2012
Berlin, Germany, 11 to 13 March 2012
(http://www.mlearning-conf.org/)


* Keynote Speaker (confirmed):
Professor Agnes Kukulska Hulme, Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, UK

* Conference background and goals
Mobile Learning where to next? Accelerometers and motion sensors will tell Since the advent of mobile learning, developments in its practice and research have been triggered by technological innovation and advancement. For instance the arrival of laptops, afforded new models of technology integration and accessibility within the classroom and freed technology from the 'imprisonment' of computer rooms. The appearance of handheld devices offered potential for the exploitation of contextual outdoor learning and freed learners and technologies from the confinement of classrooms. The emergence of mobile phones democratized access to technology, revolutionized the concept of user generated content and freed learners and technologies to experiment with technologies outside classrooms and schools. The incursion of multi-touch tablets in the mobile learning scene is the latest technological 'wave'. Though in early stages, sensationalist reporting of the ipads for Learning (http://www.ipadsforeducation.vic.edu.au/)  initiatives already advocate ipads will displace playdough and finger painting in Kindergartens and the Horizon report 2011 states 'electronic books are beginning to demonstrate capabilities that challenge the very definition of reading' (http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2011/sections/electronic-books/). Against this background the relevance and need for mobile learning research and practice founded upon learning theories, focused on pedagogically meaningful approaches to mobile learning and systematically evaluated with appropriate data collection and analysis tools, remains paramount.
The IADIS Mobile Learning 2012 International Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of mobile learning research which illustrate
developments in the field.

* Format of the Conference
The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book and CD-ROM with ISBN, and will be available also in the IADIS Digital Library (accessible on-line).
The best paper authors will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in the IADIS Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems (ISSN: 1646-3692) and also in other selected Journals.
Authors of the best published papers in the Mobile Learning 2012 proceedings will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in the "International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (ISSN: 1941-8647).

* Types of submissions
Full and Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.

* Topics
We invite researchers, practitioners, developers and all those working in the mobile learning arena to submit work under the following topics:
. Pedagogical approaches, models  and theories for mLearning
. mLearning in and across formal and informal settings
. Strategies and challenges for integrating mLearning in broader educational scenarios
. User Studies in mLearning
. Learner mobility and transitions afforded by mlearning
. Socio-cultural context and implications of mLearning
. Mobile social media and user generated content
. Enabling mLearning technologies, applications and uses
. Evaluation and assessment of mLearning
. Research methods, ethics and implementation of mLearning
. Innovative mLearning approaches
. Tools, technologies and platforms for mLearning
. mlearning: where to next and how?

* Important Dates:
- Submission deadline (1st call extension): 28 November 2011
- Notification to Authors (1st call extension): 6 January 2012
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (1st call extension): Until 27 January 2012
- Late Registration (1st call extension): After 27 January 2012
- Conference: Berlin, Germany, 11 to 13 March 2012

* Conference Location
The conference will be held in Berlin, Germany.

* Secretariat
IADIS Secretariat - IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2012
Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3
1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal
E-mail: secretariat@mlearning-conf.org
Web site: http://www.mlearning-conf.org/

* Program Committee
Mobile Learning 2012 Program Chair
Inmaculada Arnedillo Sánchez, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Mobile Learning 2012 Conference Chair
Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal

Committee Members: *
* for committee list please refer to http://www.mlearning-conf.org/committees.asp

* Co-located events
Please also check the co-located events:
e-Society 2012 (http://www.esociety-conf.org/) - 10-13 March 2012
Information Systems 2012 (http://www.is-conf.org/) - 10-12 March 2012

* Registered participants in the Mobile Learning' conference may attend e-Society and Information Systems conferences' sessions free of charge.]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 157C5111-6B22-42EB-BD77-8C66589DF1D2 Thu, 3 Nov 2011 12:00:00 +0100
CfP: BJET: SI on Social Networking and Mobile Learning
Call for papers for a special issue on
Social Networking and Mobile Learning

Guest editors: Norbert Pachler (Institute of Education, University of London), Maria Ranieri (Department of Education, University of Florence), John Cook (London Metropolitan University) and Stefania Manca (Institute for Educational Technology, National Research Council of Italy).

"We invite papers that address the following issues:
* Theoretical analysis of and perspectives on user agency and practices in mobile networked environments;
* Exploring individual practices and community spaces in mobile networked learning;
* New approaches to the design of and research into experiences that incorporate mobile media as personal and social learning tools;
* Methodological models and tools to assess learning in formal and informal contexts through mobile networked environments;
* Learning through a mobile networked environment at the interface of formal and informal contexts in K-12 education;
* Learner practices and perceptions of mobile social networks as contexts for learning in higher education;
* Effects of mobile networked communities on learning by adults in informal contexts and for professional development."

Details, including deadlines, are available online via
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1111/%28ISSN%291467-8535
and at
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/store/10.1111/%28ISSN%291467-8535/asset/homepages/Call_for_Papers_-_Social_Networking_and_Mobile_Learning.pdf?v=1&s=6c8bbd962caea981e995af888e5c61e20d5ba670

]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 4C72C4A7-2F00-48C8-BD21-B1CDFB39A269 Mon, 17 Oct 2011 14:23:03 +0200
New book published: Mobiles Lernen mit dem Handy
Mobiles Lernen mit dem Handy. Herausforderung und Chance für den Unterricht.

Beltz Verlag.
1. Auflage 2011.

240 Seiten.
Broschiert.

ISBN 978-3-407-62765-0

Weitere Informationen unter: http://www.beltz.de/de/paedagogik/beltz-paedagogik/paedagogik-katalog/titel/mobiles-lernen-mit-dem-handy.html]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss FC5AC9D9-F66C-4114-ACE8-EF415D4B6AA8 Tue, 4 Oct 2011 17:05:21 +0200
Mobile Learning Day 2011 an der Fernuni Hagen Mobile Learning Day 2011
03.11.2011
an der FernUniversität in Hagen

Die Veranstaltung steht allen Interessierten aus Unternehmen und Bildungsbereichen offen. Sie wendet sich an in der beruflichen Aus-/Weiterbildung Tätige und an Mitarbeiter/innen im E-Learning-Bildungsbereich sowie an Lehrende in wissenschaftlichen Einrichtungen.

Das aktuelle Programm, Möglichkeiten zur Anmeldung sowie weitere Informationen sind verfügbar unter
http://mlearning.fernuni-hagen.de/mld11/]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss ADE2B8E5-62DD-4A05-85E9-3CFCE2FC9EC4 Fri, 9 Sep 2011 13:00:41 +0200
CfP: IADIS - International Conference Mobile Learning 2012 CALL FOR PAPERS

Deadline for submissions:
28 October 2011

IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2012
Berlin, Germany, 11 to 13 March 2012
(http://www.mlearning-conf.org/)


* Conference background and goals
Mobile Learning where to next? Accelerometers and motion sensors will tell
Since the advent of mobile learning, developments in its practice and research have been triggered by technological innovation and advancement. For instance the arrival of laptops, afforded new models of technology integration and accessibility within the classroom and freed technology from the 'imprisonment' of computer rooms. The appearance of handheld devices offered potential for the exploitation of contextual outdoor learning and freed learners and technologies from the confinement of classrooms. The emergence of mobile phones democratized access to technology, revolutionized the concept of user generated content and freed learners and technologies to experiment with technologies outside classrooms and schools.
The incursion of multi-touch tablets in the mobile learning scene is the latest technological 'wave'. Though in early stages, sensationalist reporting of the ipads for Learning (http://www.ipadsforeducation.vic.edu.au/)  initiatives already advocate ipads will displace playdough and finger painting in Kindergartens and the Horizon report 2011 states 'electronic books are beginning to demonstrate capabilities that challenge the very definition of reading' (http://wp.nmc.org/horizon2011/sections/electronic-books/).
Against this background the relevance and need for mobile learning research and practice founded upon learning theories, focused on pedagogically meaningful approaches to mobile learning and systematically evaluated with appropriate data collection and analysis tools, remains paramount.
The IADIS Mobile Learning 2012 International Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of mobile learning research which illustrate developments in the field.

* Format of the Conference
The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book and CD-ROM with ISBN, and will be available also in the IADIS Digital Library (accessible on-line).
The best paper authors will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in the IADIS Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems (ISSN: 1646-3692) and also in other selected Journals.

* Types of submissions
Full and Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.

* Topics
We invite researchers, practitioners, developers and all those working in the mobile learning arena to submit work under the following topics:
.       Pedagogical approaches, models  and theories for mLearning
.       mLearning in and across formal and informal settings
.       Strategies and challenges for integrating mLearning in broader educational scenarios
.       User Studies in mLearning
.       Learner mobility and transitions afforded by mlearning
.       Socio-cultural context and implications of mLearning
.       Mobile social media and user generated content
.       Enabling mLearning technologies, applications and uses
.       Evaluation and assessment of mLearning
.       Research methods, ethics and implementation of mLearning
.       Innovative mLearning approaches
.       Tools, technologies and platforms for mLearning
.       mlearning: where to next and how?

* Important Dates
- Submission deadline: 28 October 2011
- Notification to Authors: 28 November 2011
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration: Until 19 December 2011
- Late Registration: After 19 December 2011
- Conference: Berlin, Germany, 11 to 13 March 2012

* Conference Location
The conference will be held in Berlin, Germany.

* Secretariat
IADIS Secretariat - IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2012
Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3
1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal
E-mail: secretariat@mlearning-conf.org
Web site: http://www.mlearning-conf.org/

* Program Committee
Mobile Learning 2012 Program Chair
Inmaculada Arnedillo Sánchez, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Mobile Learning 2012 Conference Chair
Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal

Committee Members: *
* for committee list please refer to http://www.mlearning-conf.org/committees.asp

* Co-located events
Please also check the co-located events:
e-Society 2012 (http://www.esociety-conf.org/) - 10-13 March 2012
Information Systems 2012 (http://www.is-conf.org/) - 10-12 March 2012

* Registered participants in the Mobile Learning' conference may attend e-Society and Information Systems conferences' sessions free of charge.]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 7DEB4CF8-7495-4080-9ADF-7956C47C78F2 Tue, 6 Sep 2011 08:00:14 +0200
IAMLearn: Launch of Mobile Learning Challenge www.iamlearn.org), in collaboration with Epic (www.epic.co.uk), is proud to announce the
Mobile Learning Challenge.

The Mobile Learning Challenge is searching for innovative and visionary solutions for learning using mobile technologies.
Practitioners, students, and young researchers are particularly encouraged to contribute their inspiring and visionary concepts. Specific technical skills are not required for participating!

Full details here:
http://www.iamlearn.org/competition.php

The first prize
The winner of the Challenge will receive £1000 (one thousand GBP). The winning solution will be presented to the mLearn 2011 conference audience either by the winner (if present at the conference) or by the President of IAmLearn.
This prize is co-sponsored by IAmLearn and Epic.

The second prize
The runner-up will receive a prize of 5 years’ free membership of IAmLearn.

Deadline for Submissions is Wednesday, 14 September 2011 24:00 GMT.]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 67505121-801C-4418-B287-DF4A74767EB2 Mon, 15 Aug 2011 21:14:21 +0200
New article published: Ubiquitous Mobility with Mobile Phones: a cultural ecology for mobile learning Ubiquitous Mobility with Mobile Phones: a cultural ecology for mobile learning

JOHN COOK, London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom
NORBERT PACHLER, Institute of Education, London, United Kingdom
BEN BACHMAIR, University of Kassel, Germany

In: E-Learning and Digital Media
ISSN 2042-7530
Volume 8 Number 3 2011
pages 181-196
http://dx.doi.org/10.2304/elea.2011.8.3.181

Quoted from the journal's website:
"This article argues that mobile phones should be viewed as new cultural resources that operate within an individualized, mobile and convergent mass communication; such a recognition facilitates the options for a cultural ecology. A particular challenge here is to find adequate curricular functions in school where the inclusion of these new cultural resources can and should be introduced. The authors expand their argument, first, by discussing mobile devices as cultural resources theoretically from the perspective of their position within what they call a triangular-oriented mobile complex; second, by means of this triangular analysis of structures, agency and cultural practices the mobile complex is investigated with the purpose of positioning the school in relation to this complex; third, they present the notion of user-generated contexts as a means of integrating meaning-making from the world outside of schools into the school and its curriculum. User-generated context is conceived by the authors in a way in which users of mobile digital devices are being 'afforded' synergies of knowledge distributed across people, communities, locations, time (life course), social contexts and sites of practice (such as socio-cultural milieus) and structures. In order to concretize this notion of context they give a brief example. The article then goes on to draw on a case study of a school project that examines mobile devices and associated media within school mathematics. This analysis leads the authors to propose some guidelines for mobile learning. They conclude by noting some significant methodological challenges for their future research around the mobile complex and user-generated contexts."

To cite this article:
JOHN COOK, NORBERT PACHLER, BEN BACHMAIR (2011) Ubiquitous Mobility with Mobile Phones: a cultural ecology for mobile learning, E-Learning and Digital Media, 8(3), 181-196. http://dx.doi.org/10.2304/elea.2011.8.3.181]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 39C03465-F940-465E-BF17-3D20E0BE122E Sat, 30 Jul 2011 11:46:51 +0200
Full special issue of 'Medienpädagogik' is now online Medienpädagogik Special Issue '19 Mobile Learning in Widening Contexts: Concepts and Cases (2010/2011)' now available online.<br /> <br /> Pachler, Norbert; Bachmair, Ben; Cook, John (Eds.) (2010/2011): 'Mobile Learning in Widening Contexts: Concepts and Cases'. Medienpädagogik. Zeitschrift für Theorie und Praxis der Medienbildung. Heft 19. www.medienpaed.com. ISSN 1424-3636.<br /> <br /> Go to: <a href="http://www.medienpaed.com/zs/content/blogcategory/45/82/" target="_blank" >SI's website</a> http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 0184D77F-DD47-4D6F-AA1C-007FFED8DFEA Mon, 11 Jul 2011 09:09:12 +0200 MLCB conference - resources available now MLCB conference - resources available now

Videos, photos, slides, texts and further materials of the
"Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments" Conference
are available now on the conference website, section "resources": http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/bremen

Resources contain
** Book of abstracts
** Programme
** Photos
** Podcast of the Sounds of the Bazaar live internet radio show from MLCB
** Videos of presentations and interviews
** Slides of presentations and workshops
** MirandaMod Mindmeister Map
** Online collaboration tools
** Archived materials]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss DA17D35D-0716-4B47-A62C-C0F4C6490B39 Wed, 30 Mar 2011 22:42:32 +0200
First papers of the Medienpädagogik Special Issue 'Mobile Learning in Widening Contexts: Concepts and Cases' available <b>First papers of the Medienpädagogik Special Issue 'Mobile Learning in Widening Contexts: Concepts and Cases' have been published. </b><br /> <br /> Pachler, Norbert; Bachmair, Ben; Cook, John (Eds.) (2011): 'Mobile Learning in Widening Contexts: Concepts and Cases'. Medienpädagogik. Zeitschrift für Theorie und Praxis der Medienbildung. www.medienpaed.com. ISSN 1424-3636.<br /> <br /> The SI's papers are available at <a href="http://www.medienpaed.com/zs/content/blogcategory/45/82/" target="_blank" >http://www.medienpaed.com/zs/content/blogcategory/45/82/</a> http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 0ABDC34E-6A72-4CC6-91D5-2299767FB869 Mon, 28 Mar 2011 14:56:20 +0200 MLCB book of abstracts has been published: "Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments" Conference 21-22 March 2011, Bremen, Germany

Book of abstracts available now.

Editors:
Klaus Rummler, Judith Seipold, Eileen Lübcke, Norbert Pachler and Graham Attwell

ISSN 1753-3385

Table of contents:
9 editorial 15 about the London Mobile Learning Group 19 section 1 - theoretical inputs on mobile learning 21 Providing scaffolding by using mobile applications in connectivist learning environment; 27 It’s not what you know but the device you know: The influence of ownership on appropriation of mobile devices for learning on field trips; 31 A critical perspective on mobile learning: Results of a heuristic analysis of the scientific process and a hermeneutic analysis of mobile learning practice; 35 Longitudinal, educational design research investigation of the temporal nature of learning: Taking a Vygotskian approach; 39 A design toolkit for next generation mobile learning; 43 "Recombinant Fiction" theoretical paper and manifesto; 51 Learning in liminal spaces; 53 Creation and curatorship in new media; 57 Using theory to drive the design and re-design of mixed reality visualisation systems 61 section 2 - practical issues to support mobile learning 63 ConEx - mobile collaborative learning environment for conferences; 69 L3T assists m-Learning; 73 Workshop: Mobile Learning in School; 77 Just because they own them, doesn’t mean they use them: Exploring the potential for mobile learning in Higher Education; 81 It’s not a netbook - it’s a lifestyle! How could mobile technologies be used didactically to bridge formal and informal learning?; 85 Lerninfrastrukturen für mobiles Lernen: Rahmenbedingungen bei der Einführung mobiler Lerntechnologien; 89 Using mobile 360 degree performance feedback tools in Health and Social Care practice placement settings: An evaluation from the students’ perspective.; 93 MoLeaP - the mobile learning project database; 97 mobileTUD - der lange Weg zum "mobilen Ruhm"; 103 Learning, mobiles & development; 107 Technology narratives and mobile spatial learning; 111 An invitation to a joint post-assignment reflection - using podcasts as media for offering reflective space within vocational teacher education; 115 Augmented reality as a tool for mobile learning and a method for scholarly dissemination; 119 How should mobile learning be evaluated?; ; 123 M-project: first Steps to applying action research in designing a mobile learning course in higher education; 133 Exploring the order of precedence when using contextual dimensions for mobile information delivery; 137 Mobile lerngemeinschaften: beispiele, erfolgsfaktoren und stolpersteine 143 section 3 - concrete pointers and examples on mobile learning 145 Towards contextualized annotations to improve learning in museum; 149 Use of mobile learning by physician trainees in Botswana; 151 The potential of smartphones to mediate intra-hospital communication and learning practices of doctors. Preliminary results from a scenario-based study.; 157 Supporting learning on building sites with mobile technologies; 161 otu.lea - potenziale einer online-testumgebung für funktionale analphabetInnen und mobile learning; 167 Mobile learning in der lehrveranstaltung "industrielles projektmanagement" - Unterstützung selbstorganisierter und kollaborativer lernprozesse durch iPods; 171 Personalized mobile learning for people with special needs; 175 The use of iPhones in medical education; 179 Near and far contemplating (NFC) the future trends in mobile and what’s happening right here right now; 183 Offline mobile learning with Copyleft hardware; 187 The case for audio in mobile learning; 191 Providing training handouts for corporate learning as ePUB files for mobile devices and e-reader; 195 Mobile learning isn’t one flavour or one approach it’s a whole grocery store; 199 Using mobile devices to support careers advice, information and guidance

For download available at: http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/downloads/MLCB_BOA_Bremen-2011_Crossing-Boundaries-full_2011-03-18.pdf]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss EF0E158E-8D26-4154-A110-7623546FD8AE Fri, 18 Mar 2011 18:17:22 +0100
Parameters and focal points for planning and evaluation of mobile learning available for download Parameters and focal points for planning and evaluation of mobile learning available for download
Bachmair, B., Pachler, N. and Cook, J.


Short outline:

Analysing the mobile complex and planning school-based mobile learning: parameters and focal points
In our work, we identify four didactic parameters in order to define didactic spaces for teaching and learning. They can be seen to offer different possibilities for assimilating international youth culture and media habits, consisting of structures, agency and cultural practices with specific learning potentials, into school. The agents for this assimilation are mainly teachers and their emphases and preferences along the opposing poles of four didactic parameters.


Download the pdf file HERE.]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss E882BFE1-97CF-4DD4-AD53-CA9C133F4666 Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:09:26 +0100
MirandaMod on Mobile and Networked Learning: information and outline published See http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/bremen or below.

We are looking forward to seeing you there!



MirandaMod on Mobile and Networked Learning

Monday, March 21st, 2011
2pm-5pm German time (1pm-4pm UK time)

Participation
    * On-line: Flashmeeting:
       http://flashmeeting.e2bn.net/fm/185783-12656
    * On-line: MindMeister:
       http://www.mindmeister.com/83299187/mobile-learning-bremen
    * On-line: Twitter:
       #MirandaModBremen
    * On-site:
      MLCB Conference venue (Kalkstraße 6, 28195 Bremen, Germany; see map in the section "venue and acommodation" below)

Registration
Please register via http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/registration_bremen.php to attend the MirandaMod. Fees apply for on-site participants only. Registration is open until March 6th, 2011.

Chair
    * John Cuthell (MirandaNet, UK)

Speakers
    * Dr. John Cuthell (MirandaNet, UK)
    * Andy Black (UK)
    * Prof. Dr. Karsten D. Wolf (University of Bremen, Germany, Arbeitsbereich Medienpädagogik - Didaktik multimedialer Lernumgebungen)

Outline
Learning with digital and portable devices in formal settings such as classrooms often seems, on the one hand, to be a challenge for teachers involved. On the other hand, learners are often real experts in the use of digital technologies - which is, however, often based on everyday life and associated with fun, socialising, self-presentation etc. With this background, the speakers will give short outlines of their perspectives on learning in formalised contexts such as school, by using mobile and networked technologies, and by showing how 'un-learning' formats can be realised in classrooms. Which opportunities arise? Which challenges are given? Where lies the potential in the learners’ expertise concerning new media? Participants will then work in groups around the following issues:

In the MirandaMod John Cuthell will outline the ways in which MirandaMods can be set up and implemented; the technology required and the ways in which liminal spaces for learning can be created. Participants will experience the techniques and strategies at first hand.

Andy Black will explore interplay been outdoor learning & digital technolgies. His input is entitled "Its not all about classrooms and schools - taking learning outside and bring it back into the classroom". Building on the work of John Davitt www.newtools.org who Andy had the pleasure of being a co-founder of Learning on the Beach. Andy, challenged by John’s creative thinking, will examine how the outside can mixed with digital from Geocaching to Natures Pallet. It’s not about the tech; it’s the learning: it’s not always about the final outcome but it’s always about the journey. Andy will work with participants to suggest possible base scenarios they could employ but more importantly for the participants to suggest and share their ideas. He might even allow you sit down if your’re lucky.
#LOB10 is a conference where you don't sit down on a chair. The YouTube description of John describing the Lob is shot on a windy beach in County Mayo on a mobile phone. The video can be accessed via  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cDjmZj1SZo. Learning on the beach site and how to attend the 2011 gathering can be found at  http://lob11.wikispaces.com/.

Karsten Wolf will explore different formats for learning by shooting video and provide a taxonomy of how-to videos and give a short glimpse of the upcoming video based community platform  draufhaber.tv - combining networked, mobile and video based learning. Participants will have the opportunity to use HD FlipCams to create their own short explanation video entitled "What is MY vision of mobile technology usage in classrooms". We will try to share the results via YouTube; fellow Miranda watchers all over the net are invited to comment on our results via Twitter; we will have a moderated Twitter wall in the session - hashtag will be #MirandaModBremen. The participants of this session are encouraged to discuss - amongst others - the following questions:
    * what are advantages and disadvantages of shooting with students phones vs. brick cams vs. semi-pro camcorders?
    * how important is mobile access to video for learning?
    * what subjects are great for learning by shooting, and which are not / harder (if there are any)?
    * how to do great how to / explanation videos?
    * film aesthetics vs. explanatory quality - match or struggle?

Speakers' personal backgrounds
* John Cuthell is the Research and Implementation Director for the MirandaNet Academy, working with teachers on a range of e-learning and change management projects and involving varied web-based communities. Since 2001 he has co-ordinated MirandaNet action research projects: with teachers evaluating the impact of interactive whiteboards on teaching and learning involving schools and educationalists in Mexico, China, South Africa and the United Kingdom; with e-learning and e-facilitation courses; with a team of MirandaNet Fellows to support the introduction of computers into schools in Free State Province, South Africa. recent MirandaNet projects include the implementation of Visual Learning and the role of professional development in ICT, (particularly with web-based communities of practice).

* Andy Black: A colleague says "to describe Andy as an out of the box thinker misses the point Andy doesn’t understand what a box is. He will make linkage find opportunities and give that commitment to make a difference to learners. Frankly at times he is exhausting to work with". Andy joined British Educational Communication Technology Agency (Becta) 2003 and was Technology Research Manager looking at and evaluating technology that may impact on education in the next five years. He is very much viewed as a learner mobility specialist. He has developed a sideline in demonstrating gadgets and gizmo’s along the lines of 40 gadgets in 40 minutes. Andy lives on line via his personal blog  http://andysblackhole.blogspot.com. He thinks should blog more and get our more if that’s not a contradiction or at least a paradox. He thinks he should leave twittering to the birds. Twitter: @andyjb

* Karsten D. Wolf is doing research on learner participatory learning environments before the Web was even 1.0. Karsten is now heading a lab "media education/educational media". A recent focus of his work is learning by teaching in online video communities using mobile technology. You can find some more info at his recent work blog  http://www.ifeb.uni-bremen.de/wolf (in German language), as well as in slides at  http://www.slideshare.net/kadewe (both, in English and in German language). Karsten twitters as @kadewe.]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 85954A7C-A340-4AF5-97F9-C077266F224C Sat, 26 Feb 2011 20:19:26 +0100
Preliminary programme of the MLCB conference published http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/bremen

The direct URL is: http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/downloads/Bremen_prelim_programme_2011-02-14_publ.pdf

"Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments" Conference.
Monday to Tuesday, March 21st to 22nd, 2011.
Bremen (Germany).
Conference website: http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/bremen
Registration form: http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/registration_bremen.php]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss A8EB6B41-F761-4582-A852-8D8149D6544F Mon, 14 Feb 2011 20:33:48 +0100
Stellenausschreibung Uni Köln: Mitarbeit im Forschungsprojekt "Kids Mobile Gaming" Stellenausschreibung Uni Köln:<br /> <br /> Mitarbeit im Forschungsprojekt "Kids Mobile Gaming. Kinder im Alter zwischen 6 und 13 Jahren und die Bedeutung, Nutzung sowie Verarbeitung von Spielen auf mobilen Endgeräten" (Gemeinschaftsprojekt mit der Fachhochschule Köln); Gelegenheit zur Promotion ist gegeben.<br /> <br /> Die Stellenausschreibung findet sich unter: <a href="http://www.stellenwerk-koeln.de/uploads/tx_exinitswkjobs/WMA_Hugger.pdf" target="_blank" >http://www.stellenwerk-koeln.de/uploads/tx_exinitswkjobs/WMA_Hugger.pdf</a> http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss D8AEAED8-818F-45E6-9015-4BE09B4D3B41 Tue, 25 Jan 2011 14:11:55 +0100 Research Strand Mobile at Learning Without Frontiers Festival - Tuesday, Jan 11th, 2011 <b>Research Strand - Mobile</b><br /> Tuesday January 11th - James Watt Room<br /> <br /> The programme can be accessed at: <a href="http://www.learningwithoutfrontiers.com/research-strand/" target="_blank" >http://www.learningwithoutfrontiers.com/research-strand/</a> http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss FF5E9F4B-DBEF-4FB5-90CB-93AE8213E254 Mon, 10 Jan 2011 11:06:26 +0100 Registration for the MLCB conference in Bremen is open
"Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments" Conference, taking place from March 21-22, 2011 in Bremen

is open.

The online registration form can be accessed via http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/registration_bremen.php

Registration closes on March 6th, 2011.

Information about the MLCB conference is available at http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/bremen]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 20360BB1-16A3-4B67-B984-C9B052D6913B Tue, 4 Jan 2011 21:01:20 +0100
Recently published: Proceedings part 2 of the LMLG 2009 Alpine Rendez-Vous workshop (IJMBL SI) Proceedings part 2 of the LMLG 2009 Alpine Rendez-Vous workshop are available now

Pachler, Norbert (Guest Editor) (2010):
Special Issue part 2 of the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL).

With contributions from
Christoph Pimmer, Norbert Pachler, Graham Attwell, Ambjörn Naeve, Theo Hug and John Traxler.

DOI: 10.4018/jmbl.20101001

The issue is available at: http://www.igi-global.com/bookstore/TitleDetails.aspx?TitleId=49632]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss DFCD8749-3C54-40AE-87A3-68CFAFDE667C Mon, 3 Jan 2011 14:08:55 +0100
Andy Black and Karsten Wolf confirmed as speakers at the MirandaMod, taking place at the MLCB conference in Bremen MirandaMod on "Mobile and networked learning", taking place at the MLCB conference in Bremen, will be Andy Black and Karsten Wolf.

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*  Andy Black (UK)
*  Prof. Dr. Karsten Wolf (University of Bremen, Germany; Arbeitsbereich Medienpädagogik - Didaktik multimedialer Lernumgebungen)



Information about the conference - including the call for papers (open until January 7th, 2011) - is available at http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/bremen]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 3252E209-37A6-45E5-BDEB-205AAE203F45 Wed, 22 Dec 2010 17:25:14 +0100
Daniela Reimann and Helen Keegan confirmed as keynote speakers for the MLCB Conference

*  Dr. Daniela Reimann (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology KIT / Institute of Vocational and General Education, Germany)
*  Helen Keegan (Interactive Media and Social Technologies at the University of Salford, UK)



Information about the conference - including the call for papers (open until January 7th, 2011) - is available at http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/bremen]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss D0B4C1FC-5BFB-414F-AD31-B8E4EAB073E9 Sun, 12 Dec 2010 19:25:19 +0100
IADIS mobile learning Call for Papers (last call - 26 January 2011) CALL FOR PAPERS

Deadline for submissions (last call): 26 January 2011


IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2011
Avila, Spain, 10 to 12 March 2011
(http://www.mlearning-conf.org/)

* Keynote Speaker (confirmed):
Professor Marcus Specht, Director Learning Labs Open Universiteit, Open University The Netherlands

* Conference background and goals
The IADIS Mobile Learning 2011 International Conference seeks to provide a forum for the discussion and presentation of mobile learning research. In particular, but not exclusively, we aim to explore the theme of mobile learning under the following:
Topics
- Pedagogical approaches and theories for mobile lifelong learning. For instance, situated, contextual and authentic mobile lifelong learning
- Social software for mobile learning
- Gaming, simulations and augmented reality for mobile learning
- Mobile learning in formal educational institutions
- Mobile learning in informal setting
- Tools, technologies, and platforms for mobile learning
- User studies of mobile learning
- Research methodologies and evaluation of mobile learning
- Ethical issues regarding mobile learning
Conference special theme: Mobile Lifelong Learning (mL3)

Lifelong learning (L3) has been defined as "All learning activity undertaken throughout life, with the aim of improving knowledge, skills and competencies within a personal, civic, social and/or employment-related perspective" (European Commission, 2002 p. 7). L3 qualifies a society as a context in which there are learning possibilities for those who want to learn (Fischer, 2001) and implies a shift from "provider-driven ‘education’ toward individualised learning" UNESCO (1999). Lifelong learning is: often self-directed, interest and needs driven; it occurs predominantly in informal and too-rich environments; and frequently implies a collaborative activity (Fischer & Sugimoto 2006) among learners transiting through learning events in life.
Early research in the design of mobile technologies for lifelong learning (Sharples, 2000) pointed to highly portable, individual, unobtrusive, available anywhere, adaptable to the learner's development, persistent, useful for everyday needs, and intuitive personal tools. Technological advancements have delivered mobile devices and applications which meet and surpassed early requirements and which have position mobile technologies as an essential part of the new ecology for lifelong learning.  

* Format of the Conference
The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book and CD-ROM with ISBN, and will be available also in the IADIS Digital Library (accessible on-line).
Authors of the best published papers will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in the  "International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (ISSN: 1941-8647)", in the IADIS Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems (ISSN: 1646-3692) and also in other selected Journals.

* Types of submissions
Full and Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.

* Important Dates:
- Submission deadline: 26 January 2011
- Notification to Authors: 14 February 2011
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration: Until 24 February 2011
- Late Registration: After 24 February 2011
- Conference: Avila, Spain, 10 to 12 March 2011

* Conference Location
The conference will be held in Avila, Spain.

* Secretariat
IADIS Secretariat - IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2011
Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3
1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal
E-mail: secretariat@mlearning-conf.org
Web site: http://www.mlearning-conf.org/

* Program Committee
Mobile Learning 2011 Program Chair
Inmaculada Arnedillo Sánchez, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
Mobile Learning 2011 Conference Chair
Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal
Committee Members: *

* for committee list please refer to http://www.mlearning-conf.org/committees.asp

* Co-located events
Please also check the co-located events:
e-Society 2011 (http://www.esociety-conf.org/) - 10-13 March 2011
Information Systems 2011 (http://www.is-conf.org/) - 11-13 March 2011

* Registered participants in the Mobile Learning’ conference may attend e-Society and Information Systems conferences’ sessions free of charge.]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss D91166F3-DC6B-45DD-8BB6-5C9668729D2B Tue, 4 Jan 2011 11:14:12 +0100
Konferenz-Ankündigung und Call for Papers: Mobiles Lernen: Grenzen in konvergenten Umgebungen überschreiten (MLCB-Conference)
"Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments".
"Mobiles Lernen: Grenzen in konvergenten Umgebungen überschreiten".

Die Konferenz findet am 21. und 22. März 2011 in Bremen statt.

Eingeladen sind alle, die sich aus theoretischer und praktischer Sicht für das Thema des Lernens mit mobilen Technologien und konvergenten Medien interessieren oder aus anderen Disziplinen heraus Anknüpfungspunkte an die Themen dieses Bereiches sehen. Eingeschlossen ist auch die außerschulische medienpädagogische Arbeit sowie die Nutzung digitaler Technologien in Bildungskontexten jeglicher Art. Dabei sind nicht nur WissenschaftlerInnen sondern auch LehrerInnen, PädagogInnne, ErzieherInnen, Distributoren, EntwicklerInnen und Unternehmen angesprochen. Interdisziplinäre Ansätze sind ausdrücklich willkommen.

Die Organisationssprache ist Englisch, allerdings findet die Konferenz zweisprachig - deutsch und englisch - statt.

Der m-learning-Konferenz geht ein EduCamp voraus, wobei sich die Teilnehmer beider Veranstaltungen bei einem formlosen Get-Together am Sonntagabend treffen und austauschen können.
Während der Konferenz lädt MirandaNet zu einem MirandaMod ein, der sich vornehmlich aber nicht ausnahmslos an LehrerInnen, ErzieherInnen und andere im praktischen Bildungsbereich Tätige richtet, die Interesse am Lehren und Lernen mit digitalen und tragbaren Technologien haben; Teilnahmemöglichkeit dazu besteht auch über online-Videokonferenz.
Pontydysgu wird mit dem "Sounds of the Bazaar LIVE Radio Programme" Interviews live über das Internet übertragen.

Die Veranstalter verfolgen ein Konzept, das vielfältige Präsentations-, Diskussions- und Teilnahmemöglichkeiten erlaubt, um den nachhaltigen Austausch von Theorie und Praxis und eine fruchtbare Diskussionskultur zu ermöglichen.

Der call for papers zur "Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments" Konferenz findet sich - ebenso wie weitere Informationen zur Veranstaltungen - auf der Tagungswebsite unter http://bremen.londonmobilelearning.net.

Wichtige Daten:
31. Oktober 2010: Freischaltung des Konferenz-Systems zur Einreichung von Vorschlägen
Dezember N.N. 2010: Freischaltung des Konferenz-Systems zur Anmeldung
07. Januar 2011: Deadline für die Einreichung von Vorschlägen
30. Januar 2011:  Benachrichtigung über die Annahme der Vorschlägen
06. März 2011:  Anmeldung schließt
21.-22. März 2011: Konferenz

Tagungswebsite:
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/bremen]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 9FE9FC0D-94EC-4864-93E7-E7C0AD3DA4B1 Tue, 7 Dec 2010 12:33:49 +0100
New deadline for the submission of proposals for the MLCB conference in Bremen: January 7th, 2011 "Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments" Conference
Monday to Tuesday, March 21st to 22nd, 2011, Bremen, Germany

New deadline for the submission of proposals: Friday, January 7th, 2011.

Proposals can be submitted via the EasyChair tool at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mlcb2011.

The call for papers and further information is available at the conference website: http://bremen.londonmobilelearning.net.]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss D3B87E48-27D1-4A67-B339-D76A38F7C15D Tue, 7 Dec 2010 12:21:15 +0100
Extension of the deadline for submitting proposals for the MLCB conference in Bremen, March 2011 "Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments" Conference
Monday to Tuesday, March 21st to 22nd, 2011, Bremen, Germany

Deadline for submitting proposals will be extended. New date will be confirmed soon.
The MLCB 2011 conference system is still open for the submission of proposals via the EasyChair tool at http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mlcb2011.

The call for papers and further information is available at the conference website: http://bremen.londonmobilelearning.net.]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 659DA3A4-6C3F-4C6D-A76C-F86B74E4AEDD Mon, 6 Dec 2010 19:35:12 +0100
New book: Work-Based Mobile Learning. Concepts and Cases. Edited by Norbert Pachler, Christoph Pimmer and Judith Seipold Publisher's website:

Work-Based Mobile Learning. Concepts and Cases.
Edited by Norbert Pachler, Christoph Pimmer and Judith Seipold

Oxford, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, New York, Wien, 2011.
ISBN 978-3-03911-982-0 pb.

About the book:
The increasing use of mobile devices in work contexts has the potential to alter our work and learning practices. This is particularly true for knowledge workers. In addressing the implications of this transformation the book offers a multi-faceted collection of different concepts and cases of mobile learning in work environments from international contexts. The contributions are centred on the question of how individual users and organisations can harness mobile devices for  learning and education. The range of examples presented in this book demonstrates that mobile devices foster situated approaches to learning in and across work contexts. The book is targeted at both practitioners - trainers or managers in charge of in-company training - and researchers, who are interested in designing, implementing or evaluating work-based mobile learning.

Contents:
- Norbert Pachler/Christoph Pimmer/Judith Seipold: Work-based mobile learning: an overview
- Karen Evans: Work-based learning: Setting the scene
- Ceridwen Coulby/Julie Laxton/Stuart Boomer/Nancy Davies: Mobile technology and assessment: A case study from the ALPS programme
- Lucy Stone: The WoLF project: Work-based Learners in Further Education
- Selena Chan: Becoming a baker: Using mobile phones to compile e-portfolios
- Ruth Wallace: The affordances of mobile learning that can engage disenfranchised learner identities in formal education
- Claudia de Witt/Sonja Ganguin/Maciej Kuszpa/Sandro Mengel: Mobile learning in the process of work: Participation, knowledge and experience for professional development
- Geoff Stead/Martin Good: Mobile learning in vocational settings: Lessons from the E-Ten BLOOM project
- Liza Wohlfart/Simone Martinetz/Alexander Schletz: From know-how to knowledge: Exploring Web 2.0 concepts for sharing hands-on service expertise
- Michael E. Auer/Arthur Edwards/Danilo Garbi Zutin: Online laboratories in interactive mobile learning environments
- Sarah Cornelius/Phil Marston: Work-based simulations: Using text messaging and the role of the virtual context
- Kevin Burden/Sandy Schuck/Peter Aubusson: Ethical professional mobile learning for teaching and nursing workplaces
- Jocelyn Wishart: Ethical concerns relevant to researching work-based mobile learning
- Christoph Pimmer/Urs Gröhbiel: Mobile learning in corporate settings: Results from an expert survey
- Jocelyn Wishart/David Green: Future scenarios for workplace-based mobile learning.]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 65F4AD25-604B-45B1-AA54-A5AED07903D9 Mon, 6 Dec 2010 16:29:45 +0100
Klaus Rummler and Daniel Spikol: Presentations at a seminar by The MA Media, Culture and Communication and The Centre for Study of Children Youth and Media and
The Centre for Study of Children Youth and Media

present a seminar with two guest speakers:

Creative, subversive and reflective mobile learning - User generated video in online communities for at-risk learners
Klaus Rummler (University of Bremen)

and

Designing for Emerging Learning Landscapes Supported by Ubiquitous Computing
Daniel Spikol (Linnæus University)

Time: Thursday 25th November, 4.30 – 6.00
Venue: WLE Centre, Level 4 Institute of Education Main Building, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1H 0AL

All are welcome.

Abstracts are available here (Klaus Rummler) and here (Daniel Spikol)
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mLearn 2011- First Call for Papers First Call for Papers - mLearn 2011

10th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning
Beijing, China 18 -21 October 2011
http://www.mlearn.org/mlearn2011
http://mlearn.bnu.edu.cn


mLearn was the first conference on Mobile Learning and is widely recognised as the premiere international conference on learning with mobile technologies and learning across contexts. Each year, it attracts a great number of participants from more than 60 countries representing all continents, and acts as a forum for knowledge sharing and transfer across cultures.

The past mLearn conferences were held in the UK, Italy, Australia, South Africa, Canada, the USA, and Malta ( http://www.iamlearn.org/resources/). It is the first time that mLearn comes to East Asia. This tenth annual conference will be hosted by Beijing Normal University (http://www.bnu.edu.cn/eng/) in collaboration with IAMLearn - the International Association for Mobile Learning (http://www.iamlearn.org/).

CONFERENCE THEME: Mobile and Contextual Learning: Culture and Change

The conference aims to stimulate critical debate on and research into theories, approaches, and applications of mobile and contextual learning; to bring together researchers and practitioners from all over the world to share their knowledge, experience and research in the field of mobile learning; and to create dialogue and networking for knowledge sharing and transfer across the globe.

The conference is now open for submission, and we welcome contributions from academic researchers, developers, professionals, practitioners, and educators from school education, higher education, industry, government, international organisations, etc.

Topics of interest are:

·    mobile learning across formal and informal settings
·    ubiquitous and ambient learning and technology
·    models for learning in a mobile context
·    open and distance education with mobile devices
·    interoperability and standards for mobile learning
·    socio-cultural context of mobile learning
·    assessment for learning with mobile devices.
·    challenges for mobile learning in developing countries
·    strategies of mobile learning in schools, higher institutions, industry, and organizations
·    ethics of researching and implementing mobile learning
·    adaptive, virtual or collaborative environments for mobile learning
·    mobile learning: theory, design and pedagogy
·    innovative approaches to learning by means of current and emerging mobile technologies
·    mobile learning across cultures and sub-cultures
·    research methods in mobile and contextual learning
·    mobile and contextual aspects of social media and user-generated content
·    mobile learning: yesterday, today and tomorrow


The conference programme will highlight keynote talks, symposia/workshops, plenary sessions, parallel presentations, roundtables and debates, special focus sessions, poster sessions, technology and product/service demonstrations.

Submissions are invited for:


    * Long papers (8 pages)
    * Short papers (3 pages)
    * Workshops (2 pages)
    * Posters (300 words)
    * Panels (500 words)
    * Industry showcase and presentation (1-2 page)
    * Doctoral Consortium (4 pages)



All submitted papers will be blind reviewed by at least three members of an international panel of research leaders in the area of mobile and contextual learning. Accepted papers of at least one registered author will be published in the printed and the CD versions of the proceedings. The proceedings will also be published via the web for Full Open Access. Authors of accepted papers will have the opportunity to have their submissions considered for special issues of  the SSI-indexed Journal of Computer Assisted Learning (JCAL) and the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL).

More details about the reviewing process, the acceptance policy, organising invited workshops, and submission deadlines can be found at our websites - http://www.mlearn.org/mlearn2011 or http://mlearn.bnu.edu.cn/

Important dates:

·    Closing date for the submission of abstracts - 18 March 2011
·    Last date for early-bird registration - 26 July 2011
·    Notification of acceptance - 30 April 2011
·    Full paper submission - 26 July 2011
·    Full paper and/or slide show for Technology Showcases - 1 September 2011


Enquiries:

If you have any further questions, please contact Prof. Shengquan Yu at mlearn@bnu.edu.cn   or visit the conference websites http://www.mlearn.org/mlearn2011 or http://mlearn.bnu.edu.cn/ Tel: +86(0)1058806922, Fax: +86(0)1058800256, Blog: http://mlearn2011.wordpress.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/mlearn11, Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=154843551225978  School of Educational Technology, Beijing Normal University, China.]]>
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IADIS Mobile Learning 2011 - call for papers

IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2011
Avila, Spain, 10 to 12 March 2011
(http://www.mlearning-conf.org)


* Conference background and goals
The IADIS Mobile Learning 2011 International Conference seeks to provide a forum for the discussion and presentation of mobile learning research. In particular, but not exclusively, we aim to explore the theme of mobile learning under the following:

Topics
- Pedagogical approaches and theories for mobile lifelong learning. For instance, situated, contextual and authentic mobile lifelong learning
- Social software for mobile learning
- Gaming, simulations and augmented reality for mobile learning
- Mobile learning in formal educational institutions
- Mobile learning in informal setting
- Tools, technologies, and platforms for mobile learning
- User studies of mobile learning
- Research methodologies and evaluation of mobile learning
- Ethical issues regarding mobile learning

Conference special theme: Mobile Lifelong Learning (mL3)
Lifelong learning (L3) has been defined as "All learning activity undertaken throughout life, with the aim of improving knowledge, skills and competencies within a personal, civic, social and/or employment-related perspective" (European Commission, 2002 p. 7). L3 qualifies a society as a context in which there are learning possibilities for those who want to learn (Fischer, 2001) and implies a shift from "provider-driven 'education' toward individualised learning" UNESCO (1999). Lifelong learning is: often self-directed, interest and needs driven; it occurs predominantly in informal and too-rich environments; and frequently implies a collaborative activity (Fischer and Sugimoto 2006) among learners transiting through learning events in life.
Early research in the design of mobile technologies for lifelong learning (Sharples, 2000) pointed to highly portable, individual, unobtrusive, available anywhere, adaptable to the learner's development, persistent, useful for everyday needs, and intuitive personal tools. Technological advancements have delivered mobile devices and applications which meet and surpassed early requirements and which have position mobile technologies as an essential part of the new ecology for lifelong learning.  

* Format of the Conference
The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book and CD-ROM with ISBN, and will be available also in the IADIS Digital Library (accessible on-line).
Authors of the best published papers will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in the  "International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (ISSN: 1941-8647)", in the IADIS Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems (ISSN: 1646-3692) and also in other selected Journals.

* Types of submissions
Full and Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.

* Important Dates:
- Submission deadline (1st call extension): 29 November 2010
- Notification to Authors (1st call extension): 27 December 2010
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (1st call extension): Until 17 January 2011
- Late Registration (1st call extension): After 17 January 2011
- Conference: Avila, Spain, 10 to 12 March 2011

* Conference Location
The conference will be held in Avila, Spain.

* Secretariat
IADIS Secretariat - IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2011
Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3
1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal
E-mail: secretariat@mlearning-conf.org
Web site: http://www.mlearning-conf.org

* Program Committee
Mobile Learning 2011 Program Chair
Inmaculada Arnedillo Sánchez, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Mobile Learning 2011 Conference Chair
Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal

* Committee Members
for committee list please refer to http://www.mlearning-conf.org/committees.asp

* Co-located events
Please also check the co-located events:
e-Society 2011 (http://www.esociety-conf.org) - 10-13 March 2011
Information Systems 2011 (http://www.is-conf.org) - 11-13 March 2011

* Registered participants in the Mobile Learning conference may attend e-Society and Information Systems conferences' sessions free of charge.]]>
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MLCB Conference: conference system is open for the submission of proposals http://www.easychair.org/conferences/?conf=mlcb2011.

Please note that the registration for participation in the event will be available at a later stage.

The call for papers and further information is available at the conference website: http://bremen.londonmobilelearning.net.


"Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments" Conference

Monday to Tuesday, March 21st to 22nd, 2011
In Bremen, Germany

The conference is hosted by the University of Bremen, run by the Department for Media Education and Design of Multimodal Learning Environments and by the Institute Technology and Education (ITB) in association with the London Mobile Learning Group (LMLG), Pontydysgu and MirandaNet.

The 'Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments' Conference builds on a series of mobile learning research symposia hosted by the WLE Centre for Excellence at the Institute of Education, University of London between 2007 and 2009. It will focus on the challenges of developing new pedagogic approaches and on the potential of mobile devices for learning in formal and informal contexts. As mobile learning is not only about learning with mobile technologies, but also considered to be "new" learning, the conference will look at challenges for research and practice in understanding the changing social and technological structures allowing the use of technology for learning that are present in our personal lives, in school and in work places. Thus mobile learning crosses the boundary of institutional learning and looks at practical fields like work-based learning and medicine, too. Also, the conference will look at the latest developments in hardware and software which can support personalised learning. By focusing on theory and practice, development and use, teaching and learning, formal and informal contexts, the conference intends to offer spaces for researchers, practitioners, developers, the industry and policy makers to exchange ideas, experiences and research around issues and approaches to mobile learning, including sociological and educational issues and their effectiveness and desirability as learning spaces as well as the design of environments.

The conference is preceded by the EduCamp, a BarCamp for people interested in media and learning, which will take place in Bremen from March 19-20, 2011. In collaboration with MirandaNet, the conference is running a MirandaMod on March 21-22, 2011 which addresses teachers and practitioners who are interested in teaching and learning with new technologies.

The call for papers and further information is available at the conference website: http://bremen.londonmobilelearning.net.

Important dates:
* October 31, 2010: submission opens
* November N.N., 2010: registration opens
* December 5, 2010: submission closes
* March 6, 2011: registration closes
* March 21-22, 2011: conference]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss A8465EF4-8A9D-46DC-AF3F-A159E05AAD48 Mon, 1 Nov 2010 12:37:06 +0100
Agnes Kukulska-Hulme on Going Mobile: barriers, successes and staff development in technological change Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, president of the International Association of Mobile Learning, will be speaking on<br /> <br /> 'Going Mobile: barriers, successes and staff development in technological change'<br /> <br /> at the next workshop in the IAS series to be held on 7th December 2011 in the<br /> Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol. More detail to follow.<br /><br /> Please contact Bianca on B.Soucek@bristol.ac.uk to reserve a place. http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss AB7A9571-7F94-450D-A8E6-CCF0C2767593 Mon, 1 Nov 2010 11:37:42 +0100 ESCalate Developing Pedagogy and Practice funding awards ESCalate  have announced three Developing Pedagogy and Practice funding awards of £5000 to support innovative teaching and scholarship amongst teachers and lecturers from across the UK who work on higher education programmes within Education, Continuing Education and Life Long Learning.<br /> See <a href="http://escalate.ac.uk/911" target="_blank" >http://escalate.ac.uk/911</a> for more detail. Deadline is at the end of January 2011. http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 3E287BFB-C7E3-4680-B0A8-7548CD2302F4 Mon, 1 Nov 2010 10:37:41 +0100 "Mobile Learning Day" der Forschungsgruppe Mobile Learning der FernUniversität in Hagen Mobile Learning Day. Für die Veranstaltung sind verschiedene Vorträge, Podiumsdiskussionen und Workshops rund um das Thema "mobile Lernangebote", aber auch Raum für den persönlichen Austausch und Networking geplant.

Das genaue Programm findet sich unter: http://mlearning.fernuni-hagen.de/mld-programm/

Der Mobile Learning Day 2010, dieses Jahr in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies der Open Universiteit Nederland, wendet sich nicht nur an Lehrende in wissenschaftlichen Einrichtungen und der beruflichen Aus-/Weiterbildung sowie an Mitarbeiter/innen im E-Learning-Bildungsbereich, sondern steht auch allen Interessierten an mobilen Bildungstechnologien offen.

Die Veranstaltung ist für alle angemeldeten Gäste kostenlos: http://mlearning.fernuni-hagen.de/mld-anmeldung/

In Kooperation mit dem wisnet e.V. finden am gleichen Tag und in den gleichen Räumlichkeiten zwischen 07:45 und 09:00 Uhr zudem ein sog. Business Breakfast zum Thema "Mobile Knowledge / Mobiles Wissen" statt. Weitere Informationen hierzu und die Anmeldung zu dieser kostenlosen Veranstaltung finden sich unter: http://www.wisnet.de/index.php?id=1629&tx_ttnews[tt_news]=7214]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 180F0926-453F-4DAD-A976-5D3E96277F0A Mon, 25 Oct 2010 20:30:02 +0200
Defense of Daniel Spikol's PhD thesis "A Design Toolkit for Emerging Learning Landscapes Supported by Ubiquitous Computing"
November 16, 2010
at 10.15 AM

Daniel Spikol will defend his PhD thesis "A Design Toolkit for Emerging Learning Landscapes Supported by Ubiquitous Computing".

The defense will take place at Linneæus University, Växjö, Sweden.

Poster of the invitation is available at: http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/downloads/posterinvite.pdf
Additionally information about the thesis is available at: http://phd.celekt.nu
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'Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments' Conference on March 21-22, 2011 in Bremen, Germany Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments
Conference

March 21st to 22nd, 2011, Bremen (Germany)


About the conference
The 'Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments' Conference, taking place in Bremen (Germany) from Monday to Tuesday, March 21st to 22nd, 2011, builds on a series of mobile learning research symposia hosted by the WLE Centre for Excellence at the Institute of Education, University of London between 2007 and 2009. It will focus on the challenges of developing new pedagogic approaches and on the potential of mobile devices for learning in formal and informal contexts. As mobile learning is not only about learning with mobile technologies, but also considered to be 'new' learning, the conference will look at challenges for research and practice in understanding the changing social and technological structures allowing the use of technology for learning that are present in our personal lives, in school and in work places. Thus mobile learning crosses the boundary of institutional learning and looks at practical fields like research and medicine, too. Also, the conference will look at the latest developments in hardware and software which can support personalised learning.

By focusing on theory and practice, development and use, teaching and learning, formal and informal contexts, the 'Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments' Conference intends to offer spaces for researchers, practitioners, developers, the industry and policy makers to exchange ideas, experiences and research around issues and approaches to mobile learning, including sociological and educational issues and their effectiveness and desirability as learning spaces as well as the design of environments.

Whilst the conference includes a traditional research paper strand, we also encourage proposals for sessions in different formats including workshops, posters, cafe and debate sessions, videos, slideshows, podcasts, cartoons and hands on sessions. There will be a German language strand, so contributions in German are also welcome!
We will also provide opportunities for 'unconference' events, including the provision of spaces for informal meetings and discussions.

The number of participants is limited to 150. However, video contributions for loop-presentations during the conference from people who are not able to attend in person are welcome.

The 'Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments' Conference is preceded by the EduCamp, a specialised BarCamp for people interested in media and learning, which will take place in Bremen from March 19 to 20, 2011.


Conference organisers
The 'Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments' Conference in Bremen, Germany, will be hosted by the University of Bremen, run by the  Department for Media Education and Design of Multimodal Learning Environmentsand by the Institute Technology and Education (ITB) in association with the London Mobile Learning Group (LMLG; www.londonmobilelearning.net), Pontydysgu and MirandaNet.


Call for contributions
Submission of abstracts for research papers, workshops and posters are invited. The submission for conference activities in alternative formats such as cafe or debate sessions, videos, slideshows, podcasts, cartoons, hands on sessions  - or any other kind of format you can think of - is also welcome.

The abstracts for research papers should contain 650 words, including keywords. Abstract for alternative formats differ. Full details may be found in the guidelines, which can be downloaded from the conference website. Please indicate the thematic strand and the type of activity as well as the language the contribution covers.

Proposals can be submitted electronically through the conference tool from October 31st, 2010 to December 5th, 2010, accessible via the conference website. We are especially looking for originality and relevance of ideas and for creativity in proposals, in form and content.

All proposals will be subject to a peer review process.

The conference proposes - but does by no means limit contributions to - the following topics:

Strand 1: Theoretical inputs on mobile learning
Issues to be explored may include:
    * What theoretical and methodological approaches are appropriate for research mobile learning?
    * What pedagogic approaches to the use of mobile devices for learning are feasible?
    * How does ubiquitous access to the internet change the dynamics of learning both in and outside the classroom and work place?
    * Cultural practices of learning, meaning-making and appropriation: Media usage and the social impact of using networked technologies in everyday life context.
    * How does mobile learning impact on research and innovation?
    * Ethical issues around learning with mobile networked technologies.
    * How can informal learning and learning in informal contexts contribute to learning in formal contexts?
    * How does sign-making and communication with mobile devices impact on language and literacy?

Strand 2: Practical issues to support mobile learning
Issues to be explored may include:
    * What is the rationale for implementing mobile learning in educational settings and at work?
    * What end-user support is important for mobile learning? How can it best be provided?
    * Challenges of the implementation and management of mobile learning: educational institutions, organisational learning, the organisation of learning
    * Using mobile devices for work based learning
    * What are the issues around using personally owned devices for mobile learning in institutional contexts?
    * Scalability problems: difficulties and solutions from developing a pilot project into mass application
    * Assessment with mobile technologies, assessment of and with mobile learning

Strand 3: Concrete pointers and examples on mobile learning
Issues to be explored may include:
    * Use of mobile networked technologies in medical settings
    * Game-based learning using mobile technologies
    * Augmented reality and augmented learning
    * Mobile devices and e-science
    * Mobile learning and arts
    * Using mobile devices, e-Portfolios and Personal Learning Environments
    * Visualisation, Gesture-based interaction, Wearables, Open and linked data, Location-awareness and context-sensitivity
    * Impact of new technologies and its semiotics on the way we use language/ signs for meaning-making

Strand 4: Utopian corner: Glimpse of our future learning and work
We welcome the exploration of ideas and visions of how our future learning as well as work becomes influenced by mobile technologies and convergent environments. We encourage the discussion of ideas of tomorrow to make meaning of the devices of today. In this strand we provide the space and time for ideas to be explored not in a practical sense but in terms of an utopian situation. Any type of suitable format (video, simulation, images, art, poster) is possible.
    * Current and emerging trends
    * Ideas for the future, ideas for a learning utopia


MirandaMod on mobile and networked learning
In collaboration with MirandaNet, the conference is running a MirandaMod, developed as part of a WLE Centre-funded project, which addresses teachers and practitioners who are interested in teaching and learning with new technologies, and would either like to share their experiences or learn from others. People can attend the MirandaMod in person at the conference or online via a FlashMeeting. Detailed information about technical requirements and collaboration tools will be made available on the conference website.


Registration
Registration for the conference is open from October 31st, 2010 to March 6th, 2011. The conference tool can be accessed via the conference website. Please note that priority will be given to authors of accepted abstracts as places are limited.


Important dates
October 31, 2010:  registration opens
October 31, 2010:  conference system opens for the submission of proposals
December 5, 2010: deadline for the submission of proposals
January 10, 2011:  notification about acceptance
February 13, 2011: deadline for final submission of camera ready abstracts for publication in the book of abstracts
March 6, 2011:  registration closes
March 21-22, 2011: conference


Website and contact
For detailed information visit http://bremen.londonmobilelearning.net]]>
http://bremen.londonmobilelearning.net FA5B8DA5-C668-4DC5-BB5E-FBBAD2A4EDB2 Fri, 15 Oct 2010 16:48:12 +0200
Recently published: Proceedings part 1 of the LMLG 2009 Alpine Rendez-Vous workshop (IJMBL SI) Proceedings part 1 of the LMLG 2009 Alpine Rendez-Vous workshop are available now
(Part 2 will be published later in 2010 or early in 2011)

Pachler, Norbert (Guest Editor) (2010):
Special Issue part 1 of the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL).

With contributions from
John Cook, Brenda Bannan, Erin Peters, Patricia Martinez, Margit Böck and Elisabetta Adami.

DOI: 10.4018/jmbl.20100701

The issue is available at: http://www.igi-global.com/Bookstore/TitleDetails.aspx?TitleId=45993]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss AD89E2D1-98C1-466A-B157-76766A076587 Tue, 5 Oct 2010 14:50:07 +0200
Learning Without Frontiers 2011: Call for Research Abstracts (Formerly Handheld Learning 2010) Learning Without Frontiers International Research Strand
Theme: Learning, Teaching and Mobile Computing

The call for video abstracts for the mobile research strand of this conference is now open: http://www.learningwithoutfrontiers.com/research-strand.

Abstracts are due by September 10, 2010.

The conference takes place in London on January 9-11, 2011.

"We are soliciting proposals which illustrate that mobile learning provides opportunities for learning that might otherwise not be possible or available. Submissions can be theoretical in nature, showcase original and innovative research (including research strategies), or focus on unique approaches and applications of mobile technologies for formal and informal teaching and learning in a range of settings. Suggested topics include (but are not limited to):

* Mobile learning theory and theory development
* Mobile learning pedagogy, curriculum, and assessment in formal and informal settings
* Research strategies for mobile learning
* Mobile games, simulations, and augmented reality
* Social and cultural aspects of mobile learning in formal and informal settings" (Source: http://www.learningwithoutfrontiers.com/research-strand/)

Further information:
http://www.learningwithoutfrontiers.com/research-strand and http://www.learningwithoutfrontiers.com/lwf-london-2011/
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http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss ABA4EE2B-47BF-45E8-BB6A-DE2E720B2FDE Fri, 20 Aug 2010 09:12:35 +0200
MyMobile - Education on the move. Responsive learning contexts in European Adult Education <b>'MyMobile - Education on the move. Responsive learning contexts in European Adult Education'</b><br /> <br /> in collaboration with partners from Germany (medien+bildung.com), Italy (Facoltà di Scienze della Formazione, Università degli Studi di Firenze) and Belgium (Media Animation asbl) October 2010 - September 2012; Grundtvig<br /> <br /> The aim of the partnership is to cultivate exchange on existing approaches and methods in mobile learning and mutually to develop overall guidelines for mobile learning in adult education within the context of lifelong learning. These general principles will be applied and tested in diverse learning scenarios. Upon conclusion of the project, practical guidelines for multipliers will be available, showing how mobile learning scenarios and methods can be integrated into adult education and further developed. These will enable multipliers to employ the mobile phone as a learning tool, a didactic method, and a field of pedagogical endeavour in their work with, e.g., migrants, multigenerational houses, seniors, media education support schemes (which are of growing significance for all types of educational institutions), in integration work with socially marginalized groups, in museum programmes, etc.<br /> <br /> Information (in German language) is available at: <a href="http://medienundbildung.com/index.php?id=464" target="_blank" >http://medienundbildung.com/index.php?id=464</a> http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 4895A8CE-EEC2-46BF-A1FC-74B5A8156962 Tue, 20 Jul 2010 17:51:58 +0200 Projekt "MyMobile" "Mit "taschenfunk" hat medien+bildung.com vor allem die kreativen Möglichkeiten des Handys in der Schule erprobt, mit "MyMobile" hält das Handy Einzug im Fachunterricht. Das Projekt MyMobile sieht vor, dass der Einsatz von Handys im Unterricht im Schuljahr 2009/2010 an sechs verschiedenen Schulen erprobt und evaluiert wird.

Das Handy ist heutzutage ein fester Bestandteil der Lebenswelt von Kindern und insbesondere Jugendlichen. Schulleitungen und Lehrkräfte empfinden das Handy in der Schule meist als Stör-faktor. Ein aktuelles Konzept von Medienkompetenz muss jedoch das Thema Handy berücksich-tigen und durchaus kritisch die damit einher gehenden Probleme beleuchten. Handys sind eine Art „Schweizer Messer“ der digitalen Medientechnik. MyMobile zielt darauf, ihre Eigenschaften als mediales Universalwerkzeug für den Fachuntericht fruchtbar werden zu lassen. Das Projekt-team hat bereits einige Lehrer/innen dafür interessiert und mehrere Partnerschulen gewonnen. Erste Praxisaktivitäten von MyMobile starten bereits im September 2009.

In einer Welt der individualisierten, mobilen und vernetzten Massenkommunikation werden die vielfältigen Handy-Funktionen selbstverständlich und massenhaft genutzt. Diese Funktionen sowie die damit zur Verfügung stehende Verbindung zu Internet und Medien schaffen neue pä-dagogische und didaktische Aufgaben und bieten neue Chancen für Lernen in der Schule.
Das Handy kann somit zum einen als Lernressource und zum anderen als Ressource für die Teil-habe an Gesellschaft und Kultur genutzt werden. Für die Schule steht die Teilhabe an Bildung und formellen Lernen im Vordergrund.
Mit dem Handy können sich Schülerinnen und Schüler nicht nur Handlungs-, Lern- und Entwick-lungsräume erschließen, sondern sie selber generieren. Mit Hilfe der Schule ist es möglich, diese Nutzer generierten Kontexte an die Lernaufgaben des Lehrplans anzudocken.

Die Individualisierung unserer Gesellschaft unterstützt neue und informelle Formen des Lernens außerhalb der Schule und außerhalb der Lehrpläne. Wie die PISA-Studien zeigen, verliert die Schule vor allem bei Jungen der Unterschicht und aus Migranten-Familien die Möglichkeiten, sie erfolgreich zum Lernen in der Schule anzuleiten, obwohl diese Schüler im Alltag mit Medien und im Rahmen von Unterhaltung sehr wohl informell lernen. Für diese Gruppe der Risiko-Lerner aber auch für schulisch erfolgreiche Kinder und Jugendlichen bietet sich das Handy als Kommunikationsbrücke zwischen informellem Alltagslernen und dem Lernen an, das der Lehrplan vorgibt.
Das didaktische Augenmerk sollte sich dabei auf die von den Alltagsexperten generierten Kon-texte des informellen Lernens richten (Schülerinnen und Schüler als Experten, sog. Native Experts)."

Quelle: http://medienundbildung.com/index.php?id=531

Detaillierte Informationen zum Projekt: http://medienundbildung.com/index.php?id=603]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss CFF28C60-FE1A-450C-AC36-BD57AED9CB46 Wed, 21 Jul 2010 09:57:50 +0200
Call for Participation in the ICLS Workshop Call for Participation in the ICLS Workshop (June 28th 2010)

Three Perspectives on Technology Support in Inquiry Learning:
Personal Inquiry, Mobile Collaboratories and Emerging Learning Objects

Workshop at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences


Workshop website: http://icls2010workshop.collide.info

Coordinators:
Astrid Wichmann, University of Duisburg-Essen (wichmann@collide.info)
Daniel Spikol, Linnaeus University (daniel.spikol@vxu.se)
Stamatina Anastopoulou, University of Nottingham (stamatina.anastopoulou@nottingham.ac.uk)

Proposers:
Ulrich Hoppe, University of Duisburg-Essen
Marcelo Milrad, Linnaeus University
Roy Pea, Stanford University
Ton de Jong, University of Twente
Heidy Maldonado, Stanford University
Mike Sharples, University of Nottingham

Workshop Summary: Our hands-on workshop convenes educational designers
and learning technology architects to author inquiry learning
activities and user experiences. Participants will use a scenario
editor to design classroom and field activities based on pedagogical
approaches such as personal inquiry. Designs will be implemented using
modeling tools, mobile devices and inquiry management tools provided
by the organizers.  Participants will gain insight into new
pedagogical and technological approaches for inquiry learning and
discuss implications for their future work.

Audience: We invite researchers working in the fields of educational
technology and science learning who are interested in designing and
running activities in inquiry-based environments. Participants should
ideally have experiences in designing or using software to support
science classroom or outdoor learning activities. Sharing experiences
before the workshop is considered crucial to safeguard successful
fulfillment of the workshop aims and to tailor the workshop activities
to the participants needs. Young researchers are especially encouraged
to apply.

Activities: The workshop is divided into four sessions that include
discussions and hands-on work with the different technologies. The
first session contains a brief overview of three prominent approaches
in computer-based inquiry learning: Personal Inquiry, Mobile
Collaboratories and Emerging Learning Objects. Their relevance in
three ongoing science projects will be presented.  The second session
is Designing Inquiry Activities that sets the content and structure
for the next sessions. The third session consists of three concurrent
work activities. In each of these activities the participants will
work in groups running different learning scenarios based on the three
projects. The experiences from the previous session¹s activities and
created artifacts will inform the fourth session, the debriefing
session. The aim of this final session is to discuss how inquiry based
science learning supported with technology can be implemented more
effectively in schools and what challenges this creates for the
research, design, and ultimately practice.

Participation: To participate in this workshop, please submit position
statements (max. 1000 Words) to icls2010workshop@collide.info.
Participants are asked to anticipate activities related to inquiry
learning that they would like to design and run during the workshop.
The statements should include cases or problems with respect to
specific areas of content (e.g. how to produce healthy milk,
understanding eco systems), envision inquiry learning activities
resulting in pedagogical scenarios (e.g. develop a concept map, run
experiments etc.). Please review the Tool Section to see what kinds of
inquiry tools are available. Submissions will be reviewed by the
proposers of the workshop. People, who have not submitted a position
paper may attend the workshop, provided there are seats left. Maximum
number of participants is 20.

Deadline for submission of position statements extended: April 1st
Feedback to participants extended: April 8th

Download call: http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/downloads/call_ICLS2010Workshop_InquiryCall_extended.pdf]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/downloads/call_ICLS2010Workshop_InquiryCall_extended.pdf B8BD7FFC-E534-4195-8D86-E2288EE8BF41 Tue, 23 Mar 2010 15:54:12 +0100
Call for papers: The international online journal MedienPädagogik invites contributions for a Special Issue on "Mobile, location based, and context aware learning"
Call for papers

The international online journal MedienPädagogik invites contributions for a Special Issue on "Mobile, location based, and context aware learning" due to be published late in 2010.

Learning practices are in transition: for example, PISA identified specific biases and disadvantages of learning in schools; importantly, also highlighted was the trend whereby changes in the media landscape and media habits in everyday life place considerable pressures on learning (e.g. mobile phones get banned form schools). New mobile forms of learning seem to appear, especially outside formal educational settings. The so-called mobile complex (see Pachler, Bachmair, Cook 2010, pp 175ff.) influences the cultural practices of media use and learning. A trend towards ubiquitous and individualised mobility fostered by mobile devices within the context of media convergence can be discerned. Furthermore, learning and meaning-making take place in new contexts, which are partly determined by users and their capacity to generate them. The question begs asking whether the influence of mobile devices within wider socio-cultural changes impacts on traditional institutionalised learning and if so, how? Is banning mobile phones from their premises the right approach for schools to take? Is mobile learning a transient fashion or is it the future of technology-enhanced learning? Can and/or should it be assimilated into formal educational processes and practices - whereby the mobile phone becomes a cultural resource for learning - or should it remain confined to everyday life, informal settings and the work place? Is there any evidence to support the call for new and situated modes of learning in schools and other formal institutions by means of mobile devices within the context of media convergence? The focus of the special issue is to provide an insight into projects of mobile learning, their prerequisites and underpinning educational theoretical and conceptual frames.


The online journal MedienPädagogik is a refereed journal in the field of media education. It can be accessed at http://www.medienpaed.com and is published by the Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich, Switzerland in cooperation with the Kommission Medienpädagogik of the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft (DGfE).

Editorial board of the special issues: Prof. Dr. Ben Bachmair, Prof. i.R. University of Kassel, Dr. Norbert Pachler, Institute of Education, University of London, Prof. Dr. John Cook, London Metropolitan University.

Language of papers: German or English

Expressions of interest in the form of an abstract (3000 characters / 500 words) are invited by May 23, 2010.

Notifications of invitations to submit a chapter / notification of rejection by June 30, 2010.

Submission of final manuscripts for this special issue are due by October 15th, 2010.

Length of submissions: generally around 30.000 character incl. blanks / 5000 words

All submissions and enquiries should be sent to the group of editors at the following email-address: mobile.complex@googlemail.com.

download call as pdf file]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/downloads/call-for-papers_special-issue_MedienPaed_m-learning.pdf DA1CEF05-22B5-4E19-8F3D-94940A98AC44 Mon, 22 Mar 2010 18:06:36 +0100
New MoLeaP flyer available for download
English version:
http://moleap.net/downloads/MoLeaP-Flyer.pdf

German version:
http://moleap.net/downloads/MoLeaP-Flyer_DE.pdf

MoLeaP - The mobile learning project database (www.moleap.net) is a public and free-of-charge online database for teachers, researchers and other (education) professionals interested in learning and teaching with mobile media. The concept behind MoLeaP builds on LMLG's research on mobile learning.
Make your ideas available to the m-learning community! Register, log in and submit your m-learning project, application or resource.

MoLeaP - Die mobile learning Projektdatenbank (www.moleap.net) ist eine öffentliche und kostenlose online-Datenbank. Sie richtet sich an LehrerInnen, ForscherInnen und alle, die im Bereich der (Medien)Pädagogik, (Medien)Didaktik und Erziehungswissenschaft tätig sind und sich für Lehren und Lernen mit mobilen Medien interessieren. Das Konzept hinter MoLeaP baut auf der Forschung der London Mobile Learning Group (LMLG) auf.
Machen Sie Ihre Ideen der m-learning community zugänglich! Einfach registrieren, einloggen und das Projekt, die Applikation oder eine Ressource eintragen.]]>
http://www.moleap.net 0B2951E9-0110-497A-B1F4-5DD3F78B845E Sat, 20 Mar 2010 19:06:35 +0100
New papers, presentations, literature and links on the LMLG website
Amongst others, the following presentations are available for download now:

Bachmair, B., Pachler, N. and Cook, J. (2010, March 17). Individualised mobility as cultural resource: harnessing the 'mobile complex' for participatory learning (AG 46). Presented at the DGfE 2010: Individualised mobility as cultural resource: harnessing the 'mobile complex' for participatory learning, Mainz. Retrieved from http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/downloads/DGfE2010_Introduction.pdf

Pachler, N. (2010, March 17). The socio-cultural ecological approach to mobile learning. Presented at the DGfE 2010: Individualised mobility as cultural resource: harnessing the 'mobile complex' for participatory learning, Mainz. Retrieved from http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/downloads/DGfE2010_Pachler.pdf

de Witt, C. and Ganguin, S. (2010, March 17). Research Project "Mobile Learning in work-based contexts". Presented at the DGfE 2010: Individualised mobility as cultural resource: harnessing the 'mobile complex' for participatory learning, Mainz. Retrieved from http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/downloads/DGfE2010_Ganguin_deWitt.pdf

Cook, J. (2010, March 17). Learning options of mobile and user generated context and its appropriation - a Vygotskian perspective. Presented at the DGfE 2010: Individualised mobility as cultural resource: harnessing the 'mobile complex' for participatory learning, Mainz. Retrieved from http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/downloads/DGfE2010_Cook.pdf

Moss, G. (2010, March 17). Boys' use of cultural resources: a Bernsteinian perspective. Presented at the DGfE 2010: Individualised mobility as cultural resource: harnessing the 'mobile complex' for participatory learning, Mainz. Retrieved from http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/downloads/DGfE2010_Moss.pdf

Bachmair, B., Risch, M. and Zils, D. (2010, March 17). Mobile responsive contexts of development and learning; report of field projects on mlearning. Presented at the DGfE 2010: Individualised mobility as cultural resource: harnessing the 'mobile complex' for participatory learning, Mainz. Retrieved from http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/downloads/DGfE2010_Bachmair-Risch-Zils_M-Learning.pdf

Jörissen, B. (2010, March 17). Comments on the presentations of "Individualised mobility as cultural resource: harnessing the 'mobile complex' for participatory learning (AG 46)". Presented at the DGfE 2010: Individualised mobility as cultural resource: harnessing the 'mobile complex' for participatory learning, Mainz. Retrieved from http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/downloads/DGfE2010_Joerissen-alle-Kommentare.pdf]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/outputs.php AEC1370A-70D5-40A2-BA94-375CA6B33729 Sat, 20 Mar 2010 18:47:43 +0100
Call for Participation in the ICLS Workshop Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Chicago, IL, June 29 - July 2 2010 (Preconference June 28-29)

Call for Participation in the ICLS Workshop (June 28th 2010) "Three Perspectives on Technology Support in Inquiry Learning: Personal Inquiry, Mobile Collaboratories and Emerging Learning Objects"

To register for this workshop, go to: http://www.isls.org/icls2010/. Workshop fee is payable to ICLS 2010. Full day workshop: June 28th, 9:00-17:30. Lunch and coffee breaks are included in the workshop registration fee.

Workshop-Wiki:
http://icls2010workshop.collide.info

Coordinators:
Astrid Wichmann (wichmann@collide.info)
Daniel Spikol (daniel.spikol@vxu.se)
Stamatina Anastopoulou (stamatina.anastopoulou@nottingham.ac.uk)

Proposers:
Heidy Maldonado (Stanford University)
Ulrich Hoppe (University of Duisburg-Essen)
Marcelo Milrad (Linneus University)
Roy Pea (Stanford University)
Ton de Jong (Twente University)
Mike Sharples (University of Nottingham)

Workshop Summary:
Our hands-on workshop convenes educational designers and learning technology architects to author inquiry learning activities and user experiences. Participants will use a scenario editor to design classroom and field activities based on pedagogical approaches such as personal inquiry. Designs will be implemented using modeling tools, mobile devices and inquiry management tools provided by the organizers. Participants will gain insight into new pedagogicaland technological approaches for inquiry learning and discuss implications for their future work.

Audience:
We invite researchers working in the fields of educational technology and science learning who are interested in designing and running activities in inquiry-based environments. Participants should ideally have experiences in designing or using software to support science classroom or outdoor learning activities. Sharing experiences before the workshop is considered crucial to safeguard successful fulfillment of the workshop aims and to tailor the workshop activities to the participants needs. Young researchers are especially encouraged to apply.

Activities:
The workshop is divided into four sessions that include discussions and hands-on work with the different technologies. The first session contains a brief overview of three prominent approaches in computer-based inquiry learning: Personal Inquiry, Mobile Collaboratories and Emerging Learning Objects. Their relevance in three ongoing science projects will be presented. The second session is Designing Inquiry Activities that sets the content and structure for the next sessions. The third session consists of three concurrent work activities. In each of these activities the participants will work in groups running different learning scenarios based on the three projects. The experiences from the previous session’s activities and created artifacts will inform the fourth session, the debriefing session. The aim of this fourth session is to discuss how inquiry based science learning supported with technology can be implemented more effectively in schools and what challenges this creates for the research, design, and ultimately practice.

Participation:
To participate in this workshop, please submit position statements (max. 1000 Words) to icls2010workshop@collide.info. Participants are asked to anticipate activities related to inquiry learning that they would like to design and run during the workshop. The statements should include cases or problems with respect to specific areas of content (e.g. how to produce healthy milk, understanding eco systems), envision inquiry learning activities resulting in pedagogical scenarios (e.g. develop a concept map, run experiments etc.). Please review the Workshop-Wiki to see what kinds of inquiry tools are available. Submissions will be reviewed by the proposers of the workshop. People, who have not submitted a position paper may attend the workshop, provided there are seats left. Maximum number of participants is 20.

Deadline for submission of position statements:
March 15th Feedback to participants: March 30th]]>
http://www.isls.org/icls2010/ 2959ABFC-4618-483B-A60F-68F0B773D2F7 Sat, 27 Feb 2010 11:31:32 +0100
Elisabetta Adami, University of Verona, presents results of her Nokia N95 social semiotic analysis On Sunday,January 31st, 2010, Elisabetta Adami from the University of Verona will present the results of her social semiotic analysis with the Nokia N95 phone. <br /> Title of the presentation (in Italian language): "I phone therefore I am: how mobile technologies are changing our lives".<br /> The event is organized by the University of Verona and open to the public. Information is available at <a href="http://www.infinitamente.univr.it/default.html" target="_blank" >http://www.infinitamente.univr.it/default.html</a>. http://www.infinitamente.univr.it/default.html 36308368-E63C-4306-B2AB-A091A61389EF Mon, 25 Jan 2010 21:03:29 +0100 Elisabetta Adami, University of Verona, on mobile technologies and how they are changing our lives On Thursday, January 28th, 2010, Elisabetta Adami will be expert in a talk show at the local TV channel in Verona, Italy. Her focus will be on mobile technologies and how they are changing our lives. http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 5E938D65-EF1F-40DD-9EE8-0CB4AADEF200 Mon, 25 Jan 2010 20:59:03 +0100 Norbert Pachler, IoE, agreed that mobile learning was "the big game in town" Norbert Pachler, IoE, agreed that mobile learning was "the big game in town". In Times Higher Education from 21 January 2010: "Technological gizmos to revolutionise study" http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode=410082&c=1 D8CA47F2-246D-4D2F-BB14-5070248471FA Mon, 25 Jan 2010 20:57:02 +0100 5th International Conference on Interactive Mobile and Computer Aided Learning (IMCL2010)
Keynote speaker: Prof. John Traxler

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IMCL 2010 - Interactive Mobile and Computer Aided Learning

CALL FOR PAPERS and PARTICIPATION
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TO BE HELD AT SOUSSE UNIVERSITY, SOUSSE, TUNISIA 7-8 JULY 2010
http://www.imcl-conference.org

IMPORTANT DATES
March 20, 2010 Submission of Full and Short Paper
April 20, 2010 Notification of Acceptance
May 15, 2010 Author Registration Deadline
May 15, 2010 Camera-Ready Papers

PURPOSE OF THE CONFERENCE
The 5th International Conference on Interactive Mobile and Computer Aided Learning, IMCL2010, which will be hosted by Sousse University, Tunisia, in Conjunction with the 10th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, July 5-7, 2010. IMCL2010 comes as a response to this challenge in the Middle East. The conference is part of an international initiative to promote technology-enhanced learning and online engineering world-wide. The initiative includes a series of conferences such as the International Conference on Interactive Computer Aided Learning - ICL, the International Conference on Interactive Computer Aided Blended Learning - ICBL, and the International Conference on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation - REV. All of these conferences are organized under the umbrella of the International Association of Online Engineering (IAOE) and are supported by the online journals: the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM), the International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) and the International Journal for Online Engineering (iJOE).

This is an opportunity to find out what is going on now in the field of learning with mobile devices and ambient intelligence, and to share ideas and experiences, contributing to the future research agenda of Technology-Enhanced Learning.

THE PROGRAMME
This will have a number of parallel tracks relating to the use of mobile/handheld devices, wireless networks and mobile content. Fields of interest are expected to be:
* ambient intelligence
* ambient learning
* intermittently connected learners
* blended learning
* contextual learning
* informal and lifelong learning
* development of content/teaching materials
* development of international standards
* innovation in concept, design and pedagogy
* learning management systems
* researching/evaluating mobile learning
* situated collaborative learning
* supporting and engaging the mobile learner
* architecture of Context Aware Learning Technology Systems
* mobile spaces for learning communities
* learning methodologies
* instructional design theories
* ad hoc networks for organisational learning
* learning objects and metadata for mobile learning
* mobile learning applications

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This event will appeal to a wide range of audiences who are interested in developing opportunities for learning anytime everywhere with mobile and wireless handheld devices, including:
* colleges/training providers
* higher education institutions
* independent research organisations
* community and voluntary organisations
* content developers
* Learning and Skills Councils
* Local Education Authorities
* mobile device manufacturers and service providers
* schools
* software and technology developers
* government departments
* publishers
* telecom operators

CALL FOR PAPER
Submissions are invited in the following categories:
- Full research paper: 5 pages
- Short developers paper: 3 pages
- Posters: 2 pages

EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES
The conference will host an exhibition that will allow organisations to showcase their mobile learning products, give demonstrations, offer solutions and delivery mechanisms for handheld devices to an interested audience.


SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
We would like to invite sponsorship from organisations who have an interest in mobile learning. There are various opportunities, which could take the form of the following:
- Lead Sponsorship (single company sponsorship)
- Co-Sponsorship (sponsorship shared with other organisations)
- Drinks reception sponsor
- Inserts in to the Delegate Pack

If you would be interested in finding out about sponsorship arrangements for the IMCL2010 event, please e-mail us for further information, since broad range of options is available.]]>
http://www.imcl-conference.org D0A13BD6-B542-4A1F-B514-3A8312233E54 Sun, 10 Jan 2010 12:27:56 +0100
MoLeaP - the mobile learning project database: submission section now open for public www.moleap.net). Register, go to 'my moLAB' and submit your m-learning project, application or resource.

MoLeaP is a public and free-of-charge online database for teachers, researchers and other (education) professionals interested in learning and teaching with mobile media, available in English and German.

MoLeaP offers users different ways of getting involved:
* Be a user: Users are people who are browsing the website and using the database by searching for specific items. Users do not need to be registered in order to use the database.
* Become a contributor: Contributors are users who submit projects, applications or resources to the database. Once a user is registered, they can use the full functionality of the database.
* Become a partner: Partners can provide their logos which will be displayed in the partners section on the MoLeaP website. In return, partners are asked to provide the MoLeaP logo and some additional information on their websites and other distribution channels.

Please feel free to distribute information about MoLeaP amongst interested people. Promotion material is available at
http://www.moleap.net/downloads/MoLeaP-Flyer_2009-09-26.pdf (English)
and
http://www.moleap.net/downloads/MoLeaP-Flyer_DE_2009-09-26.pdf (German)]]>
http://www.moleap.net 151EDB68-D5D2-4A7F-B7F2-7A035AD86524 Mon, 21 Dec 2009 23:50:15 +0100
LMLG's Mobile Learning Literature Database - more than 1800 references with wider relevance to mobile learning The literature database of the London Mobile Learning Group (LMLG) contains a vast range of references with a wider relevance to mobile learning. Besides the almost 400 references that were cited in the book 'Mobile Learning: Structures, Agency, Practices' (Springer, 2010) this resource contains approximately 1400 additional references.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/#work_in_progress.php?state=3">read more</a><br /> <a href="http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/aigaion2/" target="_blank" >see database</a> http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/aigaion2/ 98E245BF-E1F1-4EE5-BA00-3D059A30819A Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:33:49 +0100 John Cook is one of 25 selected experts worldwide invited to take part in Mobile Learning Expert Study John is one of 25 selected experts worldwide invited to take part in Mobile Learning Expert Study (part of EU-funded STELLAR Network of Excellence <a href="http://stellarnet.eu/" target="_blank" >http://stellarnet.eu/</a>). The study is titled 'Location-based and contextual mobile learning', and will be conducted by the Learning Sciences Research Institute (University of Nottingham) and the Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies (Open University of the Netherlands). http://stellarnet.eu 9A56BF8D-92D0-4713-A910-C9D7957097EF Wed, 16 Dec 2009 19:12:38 +0100 New book: Mobile Learning: Structures, Agency, Practices
About: As with television and computers before it, today's mobile technology challenges educators to respond and ensure their work is relevant to students. What's changed is that this portable, cross-contextual way of engaging with the world is driving a more proactive approach to learning on the part of young people.

Mobile Learning: Structures, Agency, Practices.
Authors: Norbert Pachler, Ben Bachmair and John Cook, with contributions from Gunther Kress, Judith Seipold, Elisabetta Adami and Klaus Rummler
Publisher: Springer. ISBN: 978-1-4419-0584-0

The title is available as hardcover in February 2010.

Publisher's website
SpringerLink]]>
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-0585-7 64DD790F-A2FC-4C5D-8F19-CFDDC3905CB2 Wed, 16 Dec 2009 19:04:27 +0100
New book: 'Medienbildung in neuen Kulturräumen. Die deutschprachige und britische Diskussion' (Medienbildung in new cultural spaces. The German and the British discussion)
With contributions from (excerpt):
Mike Sharples, Josie Taylor and Giasemi Vavoula
David Buckingham
John Traxler
Gunther Kress
Sonia Livingstone
Judith Seipold, Klaus Rummler and Julia Rasche
John Cook
Norbert Pachler

Bachmair, Ben (2009): 'Medienbildung in neuen Kulturräumen Die deutschprachige und britische Diskussion.' VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. ISBN: 978-3-531-16755-8

Publisher's website
SpringerLink]]>
http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-531-92133-4 D06EAFDE-8744-47D6-9A0C-95D0DC101D67 Wed, 16 Dec 2009 18:48:19 +0100
Miranda Mod "Mobile learning; Handheld learning?" What do we mean? "Mobile learning; Handheld learning?" What do we mean?

WLE Centre or Online 8th December 2009; 16:00 - 21:00

Free Refreshments

Programme:

All seminar speakers and MirandaMod participants should add the titles of your proposed contribution, together with your email and website links. Sign up for a talk of between 2 - 5 minutes: it will depend on the number of contributors! Avoid 'death by presentation software' if you can!

    * 16:00 Coffee
    * 16:30-18:00 Seminar:

Norbert Pachler, London Mobile Learning Group
Graham Brown-Martin, Handheld Learning
John Traxler, Professor of Mobile Learning Wolverhampton University
Elizabeth Hartnell-Young, Research Fellow (Nottingham University and Melbourne University

MirandaMod:

    * 18:00 - 18:30 Refreshments
    * 18:30 - 19:45 MirandaMod debate:
    * 19:45 - 20:00 Refreshments
    * 20:00 - 21:00

Information, Registration, Participation:

For further information about MirandaMods see MirandaNet.

Please sign up via this page to indicate if you are planning to join all or individual sessions; Max terrestrial spaces at WLE = 35

Contribute to the MindMeister online collaborative concept map.

Can't attend? Then sign in for the FlashMeeting.]]>
http://mirandamod.wikispaces.com/Mobile+-+Handheld+Learning D145B1BA-24E9-42D4-ACAF-553AAA201B8D Mon, 7 Dec 2009 16:54:04 +0100
Relaunch of the LMLG website The London Mobile Learning Group (LMLG) is pleased to be able to present their re-designed website. Have a look at <a href="http://www.londonmobilelearning.net" target="_blank" >www.londonmobilelearning</a>.net and see what's on. http://www.londonmobilelearning.net FEDAFB30-AABA-43CF-A2CA-9680F031E1B4 Fri, 27 Nov 2009 14:20:08 +0100 Upcoming event: LMLG workshop at the Alpine Rendez-Vous
Workshop 'Technology-enhanced learning in the context of technological, societal and cultural transformation'

November 30 to December 1 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria

Workshop leader:
Norbert Pachler, WLE Centre/LMLG, Institute of Education, London, http://www.norbertpachler.net


see details
download background paper
twitter hashtag: #telc09
cloudworks cloudstream: http://cloudworks.ac.uk/event/cloudscape/1926


Brief description of workshop:
This workshop is organised by the convenor of the London Mobile Learning Group (LMLG) (www.londonmobilelearning.net), housed at the Centre for Excellence in Work-based Learning for Educational Professionals (www.wlecentre.ac.uk) at the Institute of Education, London (www.ioe.ac.uk).
download download background paper

The LMLG comprises an international, interdisciplinary group of researchers from the fields of educational, media and cultural studies, social semiotics and educational technology.

The workshop inter alia seeks to explore the following questions and issues:

    * What relationship is there between user-generated content, user-generated contexts and learning? How can educational institutions cope with the more informal communicative approaches to digital interactions that new generations of learners possess?
    * Learning as a process of meaning-making for us occurs through acts of communication, which take place within rapidly changing socio-cultural, mass communication and technological structures. Does the notion of learner-generated cultural resources represent a sustainable paradigm shift for formal education in which learning is viewed in categories of context and not content? What are the issues in terms of 'text' production in terms of modes of representation, (re)contextualisation and conceptions of literacy? Who decides/redefines what it means to have coherence in contemporary interaction?
    * What synergies are there between the socio-cultural ecological approach to mobile learning, which the group has developed through its work to date, with paradigms developed by different TEL communities in Europe?
    * What pedagogical parameters are there in response to the significant transformation of society, culture and education currently taking place alongside technological innovation?

The LMLG sees learning using mobile devices governed by a triangular relationship between socio-cultural structures, cultural practices and the agency of media users / learners, represented in the three domains. The interrelationship of these three components: agency, the user's capacity to act on the world, cultural practices, the routines users engage in their everyday lives, and the socio-cultural and technological structures that govern their being in the world, we see as an ecology, which in turn manifests itself in the form of an emerging cultural transformation. Another significant trend, which requires pedagogical responses, is the prevalence of what we call 'user-generated contexts'. We are currently witnessing a significant shift away from traditional forms of mass communication and editorial push towards user-generated content and individualised communication contexts. These structural changes to mass communication also affect the agency of the user and their relationship with traditional and new media. Indeed, we argue that users are now actively engaged in shaping their own forms of individualised generation of contexts for learning through individualised communication contexts. New relationships between context and production are emerging in that mobile devices not only enable the production of content but also of contexts. They position the user in new relationships with space, i.e. the outer world, and place, i.e. social space. Mobile devices enable and foster the broadening and breaking up of genres. Citizens become content producers who are part of an explosion of activity in the area of user-generated content. What, we ask, are the implications for education?

The workshop will be attended by the following colleagues from across Europe who work in and across various aspects of the fields of education and educational technology:
Elisabeth Adami, Verona
Graham Attwell, Pontydysgu
Ben Bachmair, Kassel
Jörgen Bang, Aarhus
Margit Böck, Salzburg
John Cook, London Met
Theo Hug, Innsbruck
Ambjörn Naeve, Stockholm
Norbert Pachler, WLE/IoE (convenor)
Christoph Pimmer, Basel
Maren Risch, Rhineland-Palatinate
Daniel Spikol, Växjö
John Traxler, Wolverhampton
Kevin Walker, LKL

The 2-day workshop will be sub-divided into the following themed 2-hour sessions:

1. opening session (Pachler): socio-cultural transformation, ecology, user generated/responsive contexts
2. MyMobile project/pedagogy (Bachmair, Risch)
3. work-based learning (Pimmer, Attewell, Pachler)
4. design challenges (Spikol, Walker)
5. content (Hug, Bang)
6. literacy (Cook, Adami, Boeck)
7. sustainability (Traxler, Naeve)
8. closing session (Pachler)

Each contributor will have put together a briefing paper prior to the workshop with key questions, which will be explored with reference to the key components of the LMLG's emerging theory of mobile learning and its key components: structures, agency, practices; user-generated, responsive contexts; transformations etc.

Please contact Norbert Pachler for further information ().
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http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/#lmlg_events.php?state=1 A5B1B2CB-2A8C-404A-9621-DCABD9FBA29F Fri, 27 Nov 2009 14:15:58 +0100
Call for papers: IADIS international conference mobile learning 2010: 1st call extension
IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2010
Porto, Portugal, 19 to 21 March 2010
(http://www.mlearning-conf.org/)

* Keynote Speaker (confirmed):
Professor John Traxler, Director, Learning Lab, University of Wolverhampton, UK

* Conference background and goals

Mobile Learning, a Retrospective Outlook  

Since its inauguration in 2005, the IADIS Mobile Learning conference series has provided a forum to present, discuss and promote international mobile learning research.

Past conference themes have focused on pedagogical approaches most suited for mobile learning such as collaborative, contextual, and constructivist which support data collection, context & location awareness and distributed activities. In 2007 the conference aimed to harness an international perspective on the 'big issues' in mobile learning by discussing topics such as the conflict between personal informal learning and traditional classroom education, the evaluation of mobile learning and appropriate methods for this setting, the design of mobile learning activities and the integration of mobile devices in the broader educational scenarios, among others. In 2008, our concern was to explore various dimensions of the learners' mobility for example, physical, conceptual and social, to discern how these in conjunction with mobile and fix technologies may support learning. Last year, the conference debated the increasing phenomenon of user generated content, in particular mobile media.

Five years on, the IADIS Mobile Learning 2010 International Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of mobile learning research which provides a retrospective outlook of the field. We seek contributions under the topics below which illustrate developments in the field.

* Format of the Conference
The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book and CD-ROM with ISBN, and will be available also in the IADIS Digital Library (accessible on-line).
The best paper authors will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in the IADIS Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems (ISSN: 1646-3692) and also in other selected Journals.

* Types of submissions
Full and Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions
are subject to a blind refereeing process.

* Topics

We invite researchers, practitioners, developers and all those working in the mobile learning arena to submit work under the following topics:
. Pedagogical approaches and theories for mLearning
. mLearning in formal educational institutions
. Integrating mLearning with broader educational scenarios
. Informal and lifelong mLearning
. Learner mobility & transitions across physical, conceptual, social space and technologies
. User Studies in mLearning
. Mobile social media & user generated content
. Enabling mLearning technologies, applications & uses
. Evaluation and evaluation methodologies for mLearning
. Tools, technologies and platforms for mLearning
. Mobile Web 2.0 applications for mLearning
. Mobile game-based learning

* Important Dates:
- Submission deadline (1st call extension): 4 December 2009
- Notification to Authors (1st call extension): 6 January 2010
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration (1st call extension): Until 27 January 2010
- Late Registration (1st call extension): After 27 January 2010
- Conference: Porto, Portugal, 19 to 21 March 2010

* Conference Location
The conference will be held in Porto, Portugal.

* Secretariat
IADIS Secretariat - IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2010
Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3
1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal
E-mail: secretariat@mlearning-conf.org
Web site: http://www.mlearning-conf.org/

* Program Committee

Mobile Learning 2010 Program Chair
Inmaculada Arnedillo Sánchez, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Mobile Learning 2010 Conference Chair
Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal

Steering Committee
to be announced

Committee Members: *
* for committee list please refer to http://www.mlearning-conf.org/committees.asp

* Co-located events
Please also check the co-located events:
e-Society 2010 (http://www.esociety-conf.org/) - 18-21 March 2010
Information Systems 2010 (http://www.is-conf.org/) - 18-20 March 2010


* Registered participants in the Mobile Learning' conference may attend e-Society and Information Systems
conferences' sessions free of charge.]]>
http://www.mlearning-conf.org/ 77674A73-6C4C-4BC1-8278-494EAC2BD919 Tue, 10 Nov 2009 15:50:15 +0100
LMLG workshop at the Alpine Rendez-Vous
November 30 to December 1 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria

Workshop leader:
Norbert Pachler, WLE Centre/LMLG, Institute of Education, London, http://www.norbertpachler.net

Brief description of workshop:
This workshop is organised by the convenor of the London Mobile Learning Group (LMLG) (www.londonmobilelearning.net), housed at the Centre for Excellence in Work-based Learning for Educational Professionals (www.wlecentre.ac.uk) at the Institute of Education, London (www.ioe.ac.uk).

The LMLG comprises an international, interdisciplinary group of researchers from the fields of educational, media and cultural studies, social semiotics and educational technology.

The workshop inter alia seeks to explore the following questions and issues:
· What relationship is there between user-generated content, user-generated contexts and learning? How can educational institutions cope with the more informal communicative approaches to digital interactions that new generations of learners possess?

· Learning as a process of meaning-making for us occurs through acts of communication, which take place within rapidly changing socio-cultural, mass communication and technological structures. Does the notion of learner-generated cultural resources represent a sustainable paradigm shift for formal education in which learning is viewed in categories of context and not content? What are the issues in terms of 'text' production in terms of modes of representation, (re)contextualisation and conceptions of literacy? Who decides/redefines what it means to have coherence in contemporary interaction?

· What synergies are there between the socio-cultural ecological approach to mobile learning, which the group has developed through its work to date, with paradigms developed by different TEL communities in Europe?

· What pedagogical parameters are there in response to the significant transformation of society, culture and education currently taking place alongside technological innovation?


The LMLG sees learning using mobile devices governed by a triangular relationship between socio-cultural structures, cultural practices and the agency of media users / learners, represented in the three domains. The interrelationship of these three components: agency, the user's capacity to act on the world, cultural practices, the routines users engage in their everyday lives, and the socio-cultural and technological structures that govern their being in the world, we see as an ecology, which in turn manifests itself in the form of an emerging cultural transformation. Another significant trend, which requires pedagogical responses, is the prevalence of what we call 'user-generated contexts'. We are currently witnessing a significant shift away from traditional forms of mass communication and editorial push towards user-generated content and individualised communication contexts. These structural changes to mass communication also affect the agency of the user and their relationship with traditional and new media. Indeed, we argue that users are now actively engaged in shaping their own forms of individualised generation of contexts for learning through individualised communication contexts. New relationships between context and production are emerging in that mobile devices not only enable the production of content but also of contexts. They position the user in new relationships with space, i.e. the outer world, and place, i.e. social space. Mobile devices enable and foster the broadening and breaking up of genres. Citizens become content producers who are part of an explosion of activity in the area of user-generated content. What, we ask, are the implications for education?

The workshop will be attended by the following colleagues from across Europe who work in and across various aspects of the fields of education and educational technology:
Elisabeth Adami, Verona
Graham Attwell, Pontydysgu
Ben Bachmair, Kassel
Jörgen Bang, Aarhus
Margit Böck, Salzburg
John Cook, London Met
Theo Hug, Innsbruck
Ambjörn Naeve, Stockholm
Norbert Pachler, WLE/IoE (convenor)
Christoph Pimmer, Basel
Maren Risch, Rhineland-Palatinate
Daniel Spikol, Växjö
John Traxler, Wolverhampton
Kevin Walker, LKL

The 2-day workshop will be sub-divided into the following themed 2-hour sessions:
1. opening session (Pachler): socio-cultural transformation, ecology, user generated/responsive contexts
2. MyMobile project/pedagogy (Bachmair, Risch)
3. work-based learning (Pimmer, Attewell, Pachler)
4. design challenges (Spikol, Walker)
5. content (Hug, Bang)
6. literacy (Cook, Adami, Boeck)
7. sustainability (Traxler, Naeve)
8. closing session (Pachler)

Each contributor will have put together a briefing paper prior to the workshop with key questions, which will be explored with reference to the key components of the LMLG's emerging theory of mobile learning and its key components: structures, agency, practices; user-generated, responsive contexts; transformations etc.]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/#lmlg_events.php?state=1 9710F9F3-5506-4ADD-8D0E-01E16079EFF0 Sat, 31 Oct 2009 16:50:54 +0100
Call for papers: IADIS international conference mobile learning 2010
IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2010 Porto, Portugal, 19 to 21 March 2010 (http://www.mlearning-conf.org/)

* Conference background and goals
Mobile Learning, a Retrospective Outlook Since its inauguration in 2005, the IADIS Mobile Learning conference series has provided a forum to present, discuss and promote international mobile learning research. Past conference themes have focused on pedagogical approaches most suited for mobile learning such as collaborative, contextual, and constructivist which support data collection, context & location awareness and distributed activities. In 2007 the conference aimed to harness an international perspective on the 'big issues' in mobile learning by discussing topics such as the conflict between personal informal learning and traditional classroom education, the evaluation of mobile learning and appropriate methods for this setting, the design of mobile learning activities and the integration of mobile devices in the broader educational scenarios, among others. In 2008, our concern was to explore various dimensions of the learners' mobility for example, physical, conceptual and social, to discern how these in conjunction with mobile and fix technologies may support learning. Last year, the conference debated the increasing phenomenon of user generated content, in particular mobile media. Five years on, the IADIS Mobile Learning 2010 International Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of mobile learning research which provides a retrospective outlook of the field. We seek contributions under the topics below which illustrate developments in the field.

* Format of the Conference
The conference will comprise of invited talks and oral presentations. The proceedings of the conference will be published in the form of a book and CD-ROM with ISBN, and will be available also in the IADIS Digital Library (accessible on-line). The best paper authors will be invited to publish extended versions of their papers in the IADIS Journal on Computer Science and Information Systems (ISSN: 1646-3692) and also in other selected Journals.

* Types of submissions Full and Short Papers, Reflection Papers, Posters/Demonstrations, Tutorials, Panels and Doctoral Consortium. All submissions are subject to a blind refereeing process.

* Topics We invite researchers, practitioners, developers and all those working in the mobile learning arena to submit work under the following topics:
. Pedagogical approaches and theories for mLearning
. mLearning in formal educational institutions
. Integrating mLearning with broader educational scenarios
. Informal and lifelong mLearning
. Learner mobility & transitions across physical, conceptual, social space and technologies
. User Studies in mLearning
. Mobile social media & user generated content
. Enabling mLearning technologies, applications & uses
. Evaluation and evaluation methodologies for mLearning
. Tools, technologies and platforms for mLearning
. Mobile Web 2.0 applications for mLearning
. Mobile game-based learning

* Important Dates:
- Submission deadline: 30 October 2009
- Notification to Authors: 27 November 2009
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration: Until 18 December 2009
- Late Registration: After 18 December 2009
- Conference: Porto, Portugal, 19 to 21 March 2010

* Conference Location
The conference will be held in Porto, Portugal.

* Secretariat
IADIS Secretariat - IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2010
Rua Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira, 100, 3
1050-209 Lisbon, Portugal
E-mail: secretariat@mlearning-conf.org
Web site: http://www.mlearning-conf.org/

* Program Committee
Mobile Learning 2010 Program Chair
InmaculadaArnedillo Sánchez, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Mobile Learning 2010 Conference Chair
Pedro Isaías, Universidade Aberta (Portuguese Open University), Portugal

Steering Committee to be announced

Committee Members:
* * for committee list please refer to http://www.mlearning-conf.org/committees.asp

* Co-located events
Please also check the co-located events:
e-Society 2010 (http://www.esociety-conf.org/) - 18-21 March 2010
Information Systems 2010 (http://www.is-conf.org/) - 18-20 March 2010

* Registered participants in the Mobile Learning' conference may attend e-Society and Information Systems conferences' sessions free of charge.]]>
http://www.mlearning-conf.org/ 4708F194-BD00-4764-AE0A-D95330E0E20D Mon, 19 Oct 2009 16:26:25 +0200
Call for Papers: MoLeNET Mobile Learning Conference 2009
MoLeNET Mobile Learning Conference 2009
1 December 2009, Central London, UK

General page: http://www.molenet.org.uk/learningconference2009/

Call for Papers:
http://www.molenet.org.uk/learningconference2009/papers/

The MoLeNET Mobile Learning conference to be held on 1 December 2009
includes a research strand, in addition MoLeNET projects' dissemination
strands, and a variety of mobile learning and mobile technologies
sessions together with a small exhibition.  We invite mobile learning
researchers and practitioners in any education or training environment
to submit an abstract to take part in this conference strand, which will
also include presentations from researchers working in selected MoLeNET
projects.  The aim is to share research and evidence of impact across
the wider mobile learning community.

For more information on how to submit an abstract to present at the
conference, go to MoLeNET Mobile Learning Conference 2009 page at
http://www.molenet.org.uk/learningconference2009/.


Important Dates:

1 September 2009 - Online registration for conference opens

30 September 2009 - Submission deadline for abstracts

19 October 2009 - Notification of acceptance of successful abstracts

24 November 2009 - Online book of abstracts made available

1 December 2009 - Mobile Learning in Practice Conference


Conference organised by the MoLeNET Programme (www.molenet.org.uk) at LSN (www.lsnlearning.org.uk)

A book of abstracts will be published for the conference by LSN.
Following the conference, presenters will be invited to submit full
papers for publication in early 2010.]]>
http://www.molenet.org.uk/learningconference2009 C883FE26-7E84-4148-BE36-E96F93A8A0D0 Thu, 6 Aug 2009 19:38:16 +0200
Date, time and place of the ECER 2009 presentation 'Researching mobile learning - a socio-cultural ecology as framework for qualitative research standards'
Date, Time and Place:
Network: 6. Open Learning: Media, Environments and Cultures
Session: 06 SES 07
Session Title: 06 SES 07: Media and space in education
Time: 29/Sep/2009, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Room: NIG, HS 3C

The conference takes place in the Main Building of the University of Vienna, Dr.-Karl-Lueger- Ring 1 and the Juridicum, Schottenbastei 10-16.

Website: http://www.eera-ecer.eu/ecer/ecer-2009-vienna/]]>
http://www.eera-ecer.eu/ecer/ecer-2009-vienna/ 4EF3B479-569F-4A76-90E2-2CEC2DFE523E Wed, 29 Jul 2009 19:33:03 +0200
Call for Papers: 6th IEEE International Conference on Wireless, Mobile & Ubiquitous Technologies in Education (WMUTE 2010) 6th IEEE International Conference on Wireless, Mobile & Ubiquitous Technologies in Education (WMUTE 2010)

Mobile Social Media for Learning and Education
in Formal and Informal Settings

April 12-16, 2010 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan

hosted by National Central University (Taiwan)
http://wmute2010.cl.ncu.edu.tw/

(IEEE Computer Society Sponsorship solicited)


General Conference Chairs:
Tak-Wai Chan, National Central University, Taiwan
Demetrios Sampson, University of Piraeus, Greece

Program Chairs:
Ulrich Hoppe, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
Roy Pea, Stanford University, USA
Chen-Chung Liu, National Central University, Taiwan


Call for Papers
Based on shared research interests between the two communities, IEEE WMUTE (International Conference on Wireless, Mobile and Ubiquitous Technologies in Education) and IEEE DIGITEL (International Conference on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning) conference 2010 will be jointly held in Kaohsiung Taiwan.  Participants of both conferences will be able to interact and exchange ideas which we hope can stimulate more exciting ideas for future research.
The convergence of global adoption of smart phones integrating hi-quality media capture devices and trends in social networking, participatory media and cyber infrastructure provide remarkable opportunities for making mobile social media integral to distributed learning environments. Social networking and user-generated media like YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia and Flickr are moving beyond the stationary PC onto mobile devices like iPhone and low-price netbook computers. Social applications are also becoming a new communication and networking method in sectors such as business, entertainment and education. We expect to see mobile social media, incorporating video, photos, social networking and communication capabilities to be one of the major new applications for the mobile web, and we welcome contributions that help advance visions, technologies, research and theories to better support learning and educational purposes.
Arguably the impact of mobile social media will be universal, augmenting with distributed social media tools the face-to-face social interactions that now enable learning and teaching interactions. Learners may tap social networks and recommendations for learning in pursuit of their interests over informal and formal settings. Students could learn from a broader universe of user-generated content, beyond “prescribed” content provided by teachers or textbooks. The mobile social network can potentially foster richer parent-child interactions for learning, and enable different parent roles supporting education, and more vibrant and productive interactions between learning at school, home and neighborhood. In classroom settings, mobile devices can enrich interactivity and inter-operability of digital expression and potentially provide supervision and decision support for teachers. The well-documented powers of informal learning in workplaces can be served well with social mobile media. Therefore, WMUTE 2010 hopes to initiate a new line of research and practice that highlights both social and technological innovation in order to support and amalgamate contemporary social learning theories. This theme-based conference will expose the results of current research efforts in this field as well as identify future challenges and research priorities. The scope of WMUTE 2010 will cover but not be limited to:
*      Mobile social media
*      User experiences in mobile social media creation and collaboration
*      Specific roles for video in mobile learning and working
*      Theories and applications for modeling collaboration in mobile environments
*      Emerging mobile video development platforms and user interfaces
*      Context-aware learning environments and mobile social media applications
*      Open educational resources for WMUTE
*      Mobile video story-telling and communities
*      Human-computer interaction aspects of technology-enriched classrooms
*      Mobile and ubiquitous computing support for collaborative learning
*      Mobile Web 2.0 applications for learning and teaching
*      Learning scenarios with wireless sensor networks *   Small-screen interface design
*      Mobile collaborative learning systems
*      Implementation of learning models exploiting one-to-one technology
*      New devices for learning and instruction
*      Game-based learning with ubiquitous and one-to-one technologies
*      Adaptive and adaptable learning environments using mobile and ubiquitous devices
*      Agent support for ubiquitous learning and one-to-one classroom settings
*      Architectures and infrastructures for one-to-one classroom settings
*      Methods of interaction analysis in mobile and ubiquitous learning scenarios
*      Evaluation and evaluation methodologies for WMUTE

Submission deadline
September 26th, 2009, for all submissions

Submissions types
Full papers: 8 pages
Short papers: 5 pages
Posters: 3 pages
Workshop proposals: 2 pages
Panel Proposals: 2 pages
Tutorial proposals: 2 pages]]>
http://wmute2010.cl.ncu.edu.tw/ C8270936-2D6B-4772-A7BE-8F340FB65B9C Mon, 27 Jul 2009 10:22:47 +0200
Workshop entitled 'Technology-enhanced learning in the context of technological, societal and cultural transformations' accepted for Alpine Rendez-Vous

Workshop entitled 'Technology-enhanced learning in the context of technological, societal and cultural transformations'
November 30 to December 1 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria

In the workshop the group inter alia will seek to explore the following questions and issues:

* What relationship is there between user-generated content, user-generated contexts and learning? How can educational institutions cope with the more informal communicative approaches to digital interactions that new generations of learners possess?
* Learning as a process of meaning-making for us occurs through acts of communication, which take place within rapidly changing socio-cultural, mass communication and technological structures. Does the notion of learner-generated cultural resources represent a sustainable paradigm shift for formal education in which learning is viewed in categories of context and not content? What are the issues in terms of Text production in terms of modes of representation, (re)contextualisation and conceptions of Literacy? Who decides/redefines what it means to have coherence in contemporary interaction?
* What synergies are there between the socio-cultural ecological approach to mobile learning, which the group has developed through its work to date, with paradigms developed by different TEL communities in Europe?
* What pedagogical parameters are there in response to the significant transformation of society, culture and education currently taking place alongside technological innovation?

We see learning using mobile devices governed by a triangular relationship between socio-cultural structures, cultural practices and the agency of media users / learners, represented in the three domains. The interrelationship of these three components: agency, the user's capacity to act on the world, cultural practices, the routines users engage in their everyday lives, and the socio-cultural and technological structures that govern their being in the world, we see as an ecology, which in turn manifests itself in the form of an emerging cultural transformation. Another significant trend, which requires pedagogical responses, is the prevalence of what we call user-generated contexts. We are currently witnessing a significant shift away from traditional forms of mass communication and editorial push towards user-generated content and individualised communication contexts. These structural changes to mass communication also affect the agency of the user and their relationship with traditional and new media. Indeed, we argue that users are now actively engaged in shaping their own forms of individualised generation of contexts for learning through individualised communication contexts. New relationships between context and production are emerging in that mobile devices not only enable the production of content but also of contexts. They position the user in new relationships with space, i.e. the outer world, and place, i.e. social space. Mobile devices enable and foster the broadening and breaking up of genres. Citizens become content producers who are part of an explosion of activity in the area of user-generated content. What, we ask, are the implications for education?

Please contact Norbert Pachler for further information (n.pachler@ioe.ac.uk).

The Alpine Rendez-Vous is organised within the framework of the STELLAR Network of Excellence (www.stellarnet.eu) by the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich. The LMLG workshop will take place from November 30 to December 1 in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Bavaria.]]>
http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/?page=Alpine-rendez-vous F683908C-4A78-48AD-9235-F04BC1397CB7 Mon, 6 Jul 2009 18:00:41 +0200
Book available now: Researching mobile learning G. Vavoula, N. Pachler, A. Kukulska-Hulme (Eds.) (2009):<br /> 'Researching mobile learning: frameworks, tools and research designs.'<br /> Peter Lang (Oxford).<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.peterlang.com/index.cfm?vID=11832&vLang=E&vHR=1&vUR=2&vUUR=1" target="_blank" >see website</a><br /> <a href="http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/downloads/book_Vavoula-Pachler-Kukulska_folding%20flyer%20blue%20final.pdf" target="_blank" >download flyer</a> http://www.peterlang.com/index.cfm?vID=11832&vLang=E&vHR=1&vUR=2&vUUR=1 E215A101-00A8-410D-8A06-50986288A543 Thu, 7 May 2009 14:13:33 +0200 1st LearnHigher CETL M-posium

Description:

This one-day event aims to gather researchers, and other creative practitioners whose work focuses on mobile learning.   The aim of the m-posium is for practitioners and guests to share good practice and to learn from the key themes that emerge from individual experiences.

The symposium will be structured around all contributors leading a discussion outlining their experiences and sharing their successes.  We will also be exploring the difficulties encountered along with issues around the further embedding of good m-learning practice. The event is being supported by the Information and Computer Sciences Subject Centre who will be talking to us on the day about the national picture.

Contributions from the day will be documented and collated into a printed brochure to be distributed across the sector informing others about developments in m-learning and issues for consideration in the embedding of m-learning practice.  As well as this valuable resource of collective experiences, we will also produce Podcasts and videos from the event to be disseminated via the LearnHigher website.


Confirmed speakers:

Andy Black, Technology Research Manager, Learning and Skills Support Manager
Mobile Learning - Learner Mobility The Story Thus Far And Some Ideas Of Future Challenges

Dr David Whyley, Head teacher and e-learning consultant for the City of Wolverhampton
Making The Theory Work!  - Managing And Supporting A Large Scale Mobile Learning Initiative

Jon Trinder, Dept of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, University of Glasgow
Past, Present And Future

John Traxler, Reader in Mobile Technology for e-Learning; Director, Learning Lab, University of Wolverhampton
Learner Devices - Mobile Learning Out Of Control

Prof. John Cook, Professor of Technology Enhanced Learning at the Learning Technology Research Institute, London Metropolitan University
Urban Planning Education In Context With Mobile Phones

Dr. Stephen Hagan, HEA Subject Centre in Information and Computer Sciences (ICS)
A Snapshot On The Adoption And Deployment Of Mobile Technologies In The Support Of Teaching And Learning Within The ICS Community

Dr. Mark Stubbs, Head of Learning and Research Technologies, Manchester Metropolitan University


Details:

Date:  Wednesday 22nd April 2009

Venue:  Manchester Metropolitan University, The LearnHigher Suite, Room 201 (second Floor), Geoffrey Manton Building, Rosamund St West, Manchester M15 6LL

Contact: Sylvie Steward via email for further details or to request a place stewars@hope.ac.uk

For further details go to http://www.learnhigher.ac.uk/mposium/index.html]]>
http://www.learnhigher.ac.uk/mposium/index.html 6EF57954-BDA8-4D1E-92B4-970F307DF30D Wed, 15 Apr 2009 19:20:48 +0200
LMLG's AERA 2009 slides online download.

  • Norbert Pachler: A socio-cultural ecology of mobile learning: an overview (Symposium overview)
  • Ben Bachmair: Pedagogical issues and mobile learning I
  • John Cook: Appropriation of mobile phones for learning
  • Elisabetta Adami and Gunther Kress: A social semiotic account of (mobile) learning
  • Norbert Pachler: Pedagogical issues and mobile learning II
  • ]]> http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/ 7CE6B7D4-D756-4068-B693-DDBDBA76F9F0 Wed, 15 Apr 2009 19:15:35 +0200 Paper "Researching mobile learning - a socio-cultural ecology as framework for qualitative research standards" accepted for ECER 2009 Judith Seipold's & Norbert Pachler's paper entitled "Researching mobile learning - a socio-cultural ecology as framework for qualitative research standards" has been accepted for ECER 2009.<br /> The conference will take place in Vienna from 28 September to 30 September, 2009.<br /> Information is available at: <a href="http://www.eera-ecer.eu/ecer/ecer-2009-vienna/" target="_blank" >http://www.eera-ecer.eu/ecer/ecer-2009-vienna/</a> http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 475E16FD-C7E9-46F5-A419-4AA7632FCFEB Mon, 6 Apr 2009 14:19:19 +0200 Book of abstracts: 3rd WLE m-learning Symposium The final version of the book of abstracts can be downloaded by using the following links:<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/symposium/downloads/3rd_wle_mlearning_symposium_-_book_of_abstracts_single_page_display.pdf" target="_blank" >http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/symposium/downloads/3rd_wle_mlearning_symposium_-_book_of_abstracts_single_page_display.pdf</a><br /> and<br /> <a href="http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/symposium/downloads/3rd_wle_mlearning_symposium_-_book_of_abstracts_spreads.pdf" target="_blank" >http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/symposium/downloads/3rd_wle_mlearning_symposium_-_book_of_abstracts_spreads.pdf</a><br /> <br /> Pachler, N., Seipold, J. (Eds.) 'Mobile learning cultures across education, work and leisure. Book of abstracts.' Proceedings of the 3rd WLE Mobile Learning Symposium, London, 27th March 2009. Published by the WLE Centre, March 2009. ISSN 1753-3385 http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/symposium/downloads/3rd_wle_mlearning_symposium_-_book_of_abstracts_single_page_display.pdf A695DE71-40AE-4F36-896C-AD9B8D5860FD Fri, 3 Apr 2009 19:34:18 +0200 Recently launched: Mo-LeaP - The Mobile Learning Projects Database
    http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/moleap/

    Research on mobile learning is essentially related to the implementation of mobile learning projects in different contexts such as education or everyday life. Projects are characterized by different approaches to teaching and learning, locations, and a broad variety of technologies; also, they are dealing with mobile technologies as topic or they support their use as learning and teaching tools. As the rapidly emerging field of mobile learning originates a tremendous amount of mobile learning projects, Mo-LeaP – the mobile learning projects database is conceptualized as a resource and tool for people who are interested in mobile learning, especially in sharing their experiences and projects with others, or in learning from already existing projects; it aims to provide straightforward functionality on the basis of design principles derived from principled conceptual work in an attempt to facilitate the sharing of pedagogical practice. The database – which is based on the idea of non-proprietary and collaborative knowledge building – aims

    * to provide opportunities for the systematic gathering of practice,
    * to distribute knowledge which was gained within such projects in order to make practice less ephemeral,
    * to enable synergies,
    * to contribute to sustainability in teaching, learning and research, as well as
    * to enhance replicability of mobile learning projects.

    The option to submit data in two languages, English and German, is provided in order to support knowledge transfer and scientific exchange between these two language communities. We hope that the potential for educational exchange and knowledge sharing, the innovative use of mobile technologies in educational contexts as well as support for learners and their technology-related cultural practices will be an incentive for teachers – and educational professionals in general – to either contribute to the database or to learn from projects. As the fast growing content of already existing websites with resources attests, such resources are willingly accepted, frequented and contributed by teachers in order to find new ideas to inform their teaching practice.

    Mo-LeaP is part of the project “And don't forget to bring your mobile“–Informing educational target groups about mobile learning opportunities (project holder: Judith Seipold), which is funded by the Centre for Excellence in Work-Based Learning for Education Professionals (WLE Centre) at the Institute of Education (IoE), University of London.]]>
    http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/moleap/ ACC533F2-BB4F-435C-8626-C4325D561784 Fri, 3 Apr 2009 17:06:49 +0200
    Call for manuscripts: Work-based mobile learning
    Edited by
    Norbert Pachler (Institute of Education, London),
    Christoph Pimmer (University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Basel),
    Judith Seipold (University of Kassel, Kassel).

    Published by Peter Lang, Oxford

    The call is available at http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/downloads/call_for_manuscripts_5.pdf

    Mobile learning is a rapidly expanding field. Its growing importance is reflected for example in the rising number of conferences and journals. Mobile phones were identified in the Horizon Report (2009) as the technologies with the highest likelihood of entry into the mainstream of learning-focused institutions within the next year. Issues surrounding mobile learning in workbased contexts have only been marginally covered to date despite the potentially huge impact of mobile technologies on supporting work-based learning activities.

    Against the background of an increasingly mobile workforce, technological innovations and a changing corporate learning landscape, the central question of this book will be how mobile devices can be used to support work-based learning.

    The editors welcome chapters on theoretical frameworks, concepts as well as latest empirical results in the field of work-based mobile learning. The aim is to provide innovative approaches of how mobile devices can encourage work-based learning activities. Contributions can relate to placements as part of education courses, to (semi-formal) on-the job training provided within organisations or to the manifold forms of informal and incidental learning experiences at the work place. Also, contributions, which consider life-long learning as a sustainable basis for work-based learning and critical reviews of cultural implications of work-based learning, are welcome.

    Topics of interest in the field of mobile work-based
    learning include, but are by no means limited to:
    ••collaboration,
    ••mentoring, coaching & facilitating
    ••creation, reflection and sharing of learning materials,
    ••assessment methods,
    ••contextualisation and personalisation of content,
    ••location awareness,
    ••performance support,
    ••just-in-time learning.

    Key dates

    April 27, 2009:
    First deadline for expressions of interest in the form of a 250-500 word abstract to the editors c/o christoph.pimmer@fhnw.ch

    May 18th, 2009:
    Notifications of invitations to submit a chapter / notification of rejection.
    Two further calls will be issued (June, November 2009).

    January 4, 2010:
    Author deadline for submission of completed manuscripts of around 5,000 words.

    February 1, 2010:
    Editor deadline for reviewing chapters and returning comments to authors; each contribution will be sent to two referees for double blind peer review.

    February 26, 2010:
    Author deadline for making revisions and submitting final chapters.

    September 2010:
    Expected publication date.]]>
    http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/downloads/call_for_manuscripts_5.pdf A93DA765-950A-4869-9243-41C4F9CA786B Fri, 3 Apr 2009 16:49:20 +0200
    Event announcement: Symposium on 'Multimodal Approaches to Communication' Elisabetta Adami is co-organiser of the <a href="http://profs.lingue.univr.it/multimodality/" target="_blank" >Symposium on 'Multimodal Approaches to Communication'</a> which will take place on 27 May 2009 at the University of Verona, Italy.<br /> <br /> Keynote speakers:<br /> Gunther Kress (Centre for Multimodal Research, Institute of Education, University of London) and<br /> Carey Jewitt (Centre for Multimodal Research, London Knowledge Lab). http://profs.lingue.univr.it/multimodality/ DBA51D3E-E9EE-43F5-B697-D4D780EBFC64 Fri, 3 Apr 2009 16:46:38 +0200 Mobile Learning Summer School for PhD students - Call for participation
    Mobile Learning Summer School - Technology Enhanced Learning Summer School on Mobile Learning

    4th-9th July 2009, Brest – France

    Deadline for inscription : 6th June

    *Objectives*
    The main goal of the summer school is to bring together PhD students with experienced researchers from the technology enhanced learning community about mobile Learning. This topic will be addressed from a cognitive viewpoint (pedagogy, didactic, education, etc.) and a technological viewpoint (computer-based models, architectures, etc.)

    *Topics*
    Educational Practices with Mobile Devices, Pervasive Learning Environments, Adaptive Components and Mobile Architecture, Mobile Interaction, Augmented Reality Semantic Web, Context, Context-Aware Adaptation

    *Support*
    The Technology Enhanced Learning Summer School on Mobile Learning will benefit from a pro-active support from CNRS, Telecom Institute, and local institutions (Brest Métropole Océane and General Council)

    *Venue and accommodation description*
    Brest is located in Brittany, on extreme west of France. Brest is one of France's historic ports, a sea city surrounded by eight communes where thousands of wonders are waiting for you. We will be hosted on Telecom Bretagne Campus. All delegates are offered the possibility of Campus accommodation in the Student residences

    *Cost of Summer School*
    Public institutions 600 € Private institutions 1000 € PhD candidates 400 € (including accommodation - 5 nights in single room, meals, and social event).

    Registration form avaialable here : http://conferences.telecom-bretagne.eu/mlearning09/registration/

    Inscription will be closed on 6th June]]>
    http://conferences.telecom-bretagne.eu/mlearning09/ CC941C92-FD04-42C6-9EB7-CEC6E9A52F7A Fri, 27 Mar 2009 18:02:12 +0200
    The LMLG events blog is online The <b>LMLG events blog</b> was installed in order to allow people to take part in discussions during/after presentations which LMLG members give at different events. Also, we provide space here for papers of externals who present on LMLG events such as the WLE m-learning Symposium.<br /> <br /> Just register under <a href="http://blog.londonmobilelearning.net" target="_blank" >http://blog.londonmobilelearning.net</a> and participate in discussions. http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/blog/ 492EA4E1-E714-4632-92D1-4210DCEE1538 Mon, 9 Mar 2009 15:51:14 +0100 3rd WLE Mobile Learning Symposium: programme is published A first version of the Symposium programme is available at <a href="http://symposium.londonmobilelearning.net/?page=Programme" target="_blank" >http://symposium.londonmobilelearning.net/?page=Programme</a>. http://symposium.londonmobilelearning.net/?page=Programme E98AA16D-4995-4F2A-8FF3-A9B75BA30398 Wed, 4 Mar 2009 21:11:35 +0100 John Cook at Joint European Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) 2009 John Cook has been invited to give a lecture and run a workshop on mobile learning at Joint European Summer School on Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) 2009. The lecture is on 'Phases of mobile learning'.*<br /> * Carl Smith will provide supporting expertise derived through the CONTSENS and MATURE projects for the workshop, which is called 'Context sensitive, location aware mobile learning'.<br /> <br /> This week long event is run by EC Framework (FP7) projects and networks: "Our ambition is to foster cross-domain training and collaboration opportunities among researchers in Europe and beyond, working in the disparate fields of expertise which promote the advancement of TEL at the workplace. The programme includes lectures and working sessions from leading professors in the field, tutoring, mentoring, and joint research opportunities. Additionally the school will offer practical sessions in research methodology for Technology Enhanced Learning."<br /><br /> To be held Terchova, Slovakia, May 30 - June 6, 2009. More details: <a href="http://www.jTELSummerSchool.eu" target="_blank" >http://www.jTELSummerSchool.eu</a> http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 9C672C9D-6181-4999-9529-CCE0CE120E77 Mon, 2 Mar 2009 14:13:26 +0100 Dates and place of the CAL 2009 Symposium "Outside in, inside out? Digital media as cultural resources for learning" The Symposium "Outside in, inside out? Digital media as cultural resources for learning" which is accepted for <a href="http://www.cal-conference.elsevier.com/index.htm" target="_blank" >CAL 2009</a> will take place on Monday, March 23rd, 2009 from 13.15 - 14.35 hours in the Hilton Metropole Brighton. http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/?page=Events C9214DB1-CB66-4C17-B202-0BA34B786E89 Thu, 19 Feb 2009 11:11:19 +0100 Dates and place of the AERA 2009 Symposium "Outside in and inside out: interdisciplinarity and mobile learning research" The Symposium "Outside in and inside out: interdisciplinarity and mobile learning research" which is accepted for <a href="http://www.aera.net/Default.aspx?id=5348" target="_blank" >AERA 2009</a> will take place on Tuesday, April 14th, 2009 from 16.05 - 17.35 hours in the San Diego Marriott Hotel. http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/?page=Events A3C7E802-824E-4F2C-822F-35D739AB091A Wed, 18 Feb 2009 16:36:04 +0100 John Cook, Professor of Technology Enhanced Learning gave his inaugural lecture on the 3rd February 2009, called "The digitally literate learner and the appropriation of new technologies and media for education" John Cook, Professor of Technology Enhanced Learning gave his inaugural lecture on the 3rd February 2009, called "The digitally literate learner and the appropriation of new technologies and media for education"<br /> <br /> The slides and text are all available from here:<br /> <a href="http://www.slideshare.net/johnnigelcook" target="_blank" >http://www.slideshare.net/johnnigelcook</a> (Note it is 31MB, the Note Page view gives the text of the lecture)<br /> <br /> It has already been blogged:<br /> <a href="http://fm.schmoller.net/2009/02/the-digitally-literate-learner-and-the-appropriation-of-new-technologies-and-media-for-education.html" target="_blank" >http://fm.schmoller.net/2009/02/the-digitally-literate-learner-and-the-appropriation-of-new-technologies-and-media-for-education.html</a> http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/LMLG-news.rss 3C57F5B1-F725-4291-A39F-31C719BBA94D Wed, 11 Feb 2009 18:37:33 +0100 Norbert Pachler and Rachel Jones talking about Projects in Mobile Learning at BETT 2009 Norbert Pachler (WLE Centre, IoE) and Rachel Jones (Steljes) will give a talk entitled "Projects in Mobile Learning" at BETT 2009 on Friday, January 16th, 2009, 11.15-12.45. http://londonmobilelearning.net/?page=Presentations 8A2345C6-80C7-4C9E-98B9-F7967BDB322B Sun, 11 Jan 2009 16:07:54 +0100 3rd WLE m-learning Symposium: Reminder - Deadline for the submission of proposals: 16 January 2009 16 January 2009:<br /> Deadline for the submission of 1000 word extended abstracts for the 3rd WLE mobile learning Symposium, which will take place at the WLE, Institute of Education, London on March 27th, 2009.<br /><br /> Please submit your papers to submission-symp09@londonmobilelearning.net<br /> <br /> Detailed information is available at http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/symposium http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/symposium 4B1514EA-E760-4C1A-AE8E-77D20FF3E3BB Tue, 30 Dec 2008 20:43:09 +0100 Book available now: Medienwissen fuer Paedagogen. Medienbildung in riskanten Erlebniswelten. Bachmair, Ben (2009): 'Medienwissen fuer Paedagogen. Medienbildung in riskanten Erlebniswelten.' VS Verlag fuer Sozialwissenschaften. http://www.vs-verlag.de/index.php;do=show/sid=f3794e99bb2e7e1b762f2d0e38595f9b/site=w/book_id=16801 E18B9D95-9F7B-4C0F-B228-A953A549979B Sun, 21 Dec 2008 12:45:16 +0100 Reflection Paper entitled "Towards a Methodology of Researching Mobile Learning" accepted for IADIS Mobile Learning 2009 Seipold, J., Pachler, N. and Cook, J.: 'Towards a Methodology of Researching Mobile Learning'. Reflection Paper accepted for the IADIS Mobile Learning 2009 Conference. Barcelona, February 26-28, 2009. http://londonmobilelearning.net/?page=Presentations 292FC350-F5F5-40B3-B0AB-F41C45277A6E Sat, 20 Dec 2008 13:44:47 +0100 Poster/Demonstration entitled "Mo-LeaP - The mobile learning projects database" accepted for IADIS Mobile Learning 2009 Seipold, J.: 'Mo-LeaP - The mobile learning projects database'. Poster/Demonstration accepted for the IADIS Mobile Learning 2009 Conference. Barcelona, February 26-28, 2009. http://londonmobilelearning.net/?page=Presentations 134FC71E-B9E3-4312-A2BF-7B329E59036D Sat, 20 Dec 2008 13:44:42 +0100 Short Paper entitled "Context Sensitive Mobile Learning: Designing a 'Technoscape' for Urban Planners" accepted for IADIS Mobile Learning 2009 Smith, C., Cook, J., Pratt-Adams, S.: 'Context Sensitive Mobile Learning: Designing a 'Technoscape' for Urban Planners'. Short Paper accepted for the IADIS Mobile Learning 2009 Conference. Barcelona, February 26-28, 2009. http://londonmobilelearning.net/?page=Presentations 8962D368-2520-40BE-8CFB-B24D0BC8B858 Sat, 20 Dec 2008 13:43:03 +0100 Symposium proposal entitled "Outside in and inside out: interdisciplinarity and mobile learning research" accepted for AERA 2009 Symposium proposal entitled "Outside in and inside out: interdisciplinarity and mobile learning research" accepted for AERA 2009.<br /> <br /> Sessions:<br /> - 'Pedagogical Issues and Mobile Learning', by Ben Bachmair, University of Kassel, Germany<br /> - 'Appropriation: the Adoption of Mobile Devices for New Cultural Practices', by John Cook, LTRI <br /> - 'A Social Semiotic Account of (Mobile) Learning', by Elisabetta Adami, University of Verona<br /> - 'Towards a Cultural Ecology of Mobile Learning', by Norbert Pachler, Institute of Education, London http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/?page=Events 85C801B8-9C22-4516-A834-AE7DF2673E6E Fri, 5 Dec 2008 07:48:58 +0100 Symposium proposal entitled "Outside in, inside out? Digital media as cultural resources for learning" accepted for CAL 09 (Convenor: John Cook) Symposium proposal entitled "Outside in, inside out? Digital media as cultural resources for learning" accepted for CAL 09 (Convenor: John Cook)<br /> <br /> Individual papers accepted as part of the symposium:<br /> - 'Appropriation of mobile phones for learning', by John Cook, LTRI<br /> - 'Smartphones: a social semiotic view and implications for their use in formal education', by Norbert Pachler, Institute of Education, London; Elisabetta Adami, University of Verona.<br /> - 'Curricular assimilation of conflicting mobile expertises into the school, a cases study on students’ lifestyle habitus and mobile use in media convergence', by Ben Bachmair, University of Kassel, Germany. http://www.londonmobilelearning.net/?page=Events C569C847-6FC7-434B-B34E-CA03227A2E33 Tue, 2 Dec 2008 09:32:48 +0100 WLE Centre Dissemination Event: Changing Learning Inside + Outside School: the role of multimedia & mobile technologies Changing Learning Inside + Outside School: the role of multimedia & mobile technologies<br /> <br /> A free WLE Centre Dissemination Event<br /><br /> Tuesday 25th November 2008, 10am to 12:30pm<br /> <br /> For more information or to register, please email contact@wlecentre.ac.uk http://www.wlecentre.ac.uk 03E88025-78E8-4E75-AFC4-CE7B1B945C0F Mon, 3 Nov 2008 19:34:59 +0100 WLE/LMLG M-Learning Symposium - Announcement of the second call for expressions of interest and extended abstracts 3 November 2008: Announcement of the second call for expressions of interest and extended abstracts. http://symposium.londonmobilelearning.net 662012F0-5AB2-40CC-97A9-AF84822B8B6C Mon, 3 Nov 2008 12:09:43 +0100 3rd WLE Mobile Learning Symposium: Toshiba best paper prize 3rd WLE Mobile Learning Symposium: Mobile Learning Cultures across Education, Work and Leisure<br /> 27 March 2009, WLE Centre, IOE London, UK<br /> <br /> The Centre for Work-based Learning and Education (WLE), at the Institute of Education, London, and the London Mobile Learning Group (LMLG) are pleased to be able to announce the 'best paper prize' sponsored by Toshiba. The winner will receive the new Toshiba Netbook NB100.<br /> <br /> For further information visit www.londonmobilelearning.net, section "Best paper prize". http://symposium.londonmobilelearning.net/?page=Best-paper-prize 658B225F-7C44-425F-A788-6B27DC9DB526 Mon, 20 Oct 2008 15:13:15 +0200 Book announcement: Medienwissen für Pädagogen. Medienbildung in riskanten Erlebniswelten. Bachmair, B.:<br /> 'Medienwissen für Pädagogen. Medienbildung in riskanten Erlebniswelten.'<br /><br /> The book will be published by VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften in late 2008. http://www.vs-verlag.de/index.php;do=show/sid=f3794e99bb2e7e1b762f2d0e38595f9b/site=w/book_id=16801 3A8DEA60-070D-44F3-88C4-C500C3DFEC0C Sun, 5 Oct 2008 10:35:30 +0200 Book announcement: Researching Mobile Learning. Frameworks, methods and research designs. G. Vavoula, N. Pachler, A. Kukulska-Hulme (Eds.):<br />Researching Mobile Learning. Frameworks, methods and research designs.<br /><br />The book will be published by Peter Lang (Oxford) in early 2009. http://londonmobilelearning.net/downloads/book_Vavoula-Pachler-Kukulska_folding%20flyer%20blue%20final.pdf 7C12FFC8-D54D-4718-AA2E-FE71074D60C5 Sat, 4 Oct 2008 12:36:31 +0200 WLE/LMLG M-Learning Symposium - First call for expressions of interest and extended abstracts. 1 October 2008: First call for expressions of interest and extended abstracts. http://symposium.londonmobilelearning.net 0FC6AF06-0D82-42A0-9A16-6EFC57E2138A Wed, 1 Oct 2008 00:00:00 +0200 WLE/LMLG M-Learning Symposium - Call for papers Research on mobile learning is currently making a shift from practice-orientated research to theory building, often focusing on theorising communicative and discursive practices. In this context, an emerging tendency in theory building is to consider experiences related to the learners’ life worlds, agencies and cultural practices, in out-of-school, informal contexts.
    To understand personalised, learner-centred learning from a cultural perspective, practitioners need to explore these life world contexts in terms of the learner’s personal lifestyle, socio-economic status, experiences and interests. The challenge for practitioners is to learn from the learners’ agencies, to critically reflect upon the changing cultural practices that emerge from the use of new technologies, and to integrate the assets that young people acquire in leisure contexts into successful learning experiences in formal contexts such as school, higher education and work.
    One of the pedagogic aims of such a cultural ecology of mobile learning is to build new links, or to strengthen existing ones, between the different contexts in a learner’s life with the aim to provide continuity for learning, to minimise the risk of failure, and to nurture lifelong learning.
    As learning with mobile media is increasingly less bound by specific locations, occasions, contents and individuals, and as research on mobile learning can increasingly accommodate a growing diversity of experiences and findings, this symposium aims to address different audiences, with a focus on education professionals and practitioners from school, work and leisure. All are invited to participate in an exchange of experiences and ideas.
    The symposium will focus on mobile learning theory and practice in education, work and leisure and will address the following themes:
    - Learning across contexts - Cultural approaches to mobile learning - Status quo, visions and conjectures
    Interdisciplinary approaches and thematic crossovers, both in theory and practice, are particularly welcome. Work in progress and international contributions are encouraged.

    Keynote presentations
    The symposium will feature a small number of invited keynote presentations by leading experts in the field. Confirmed speakers and titles will be announced in due course.

    Symposium Organisers
    Dr Norbert Pachler, WLE Centre, IOE London, UK.
    Judith Seipold M.A., University of Kassel, Germany / Associate at the WLE Centre, IOE London, UK
    Dr Giasemi Vavoula, Department of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, UK
    Professor Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, UK

    Important Dates
    1 October 2008: First call for expressions of interest and extended abstracts.
    3 November 2008: Second call for expressions of interest and extended abstracts.
    5 December 2008: Expression of interest – proposed title of submission with a brief description (up to 300 words).
    16 January 2009: Submission of 1000 word extended abstracts.
    30 January 2009: Notification of acceptance.
    30 January 2009: Registration opens – symposium programme announcement.
    20 February 2009: Submission of camera-ready extended abstracts.
    27 February 2009: Registration closes.
    27 March 2009: Symposium at WLE, Institute of Education, London.
    30 April 2009: Submission of full papers for post-symposium publication.

    Registration
    Registration for the symposium is free but numbers are limited. Priority will be given to authors of accepted abstracts.

    Presentations
    Authors of selected abstracts will be invited to give a 20 minute presentation.

    Proceedings
    All accepted abstracts will be available in print on the day. Presenters will be invited to submit full papers for publication in a dedicated volume. Full details will be announced in due course.

    Venue
    The symposium will take place at the Centre for Work-based Learning and Education (WLE), at the Institute of Education, London, UK. The WLE Centre is located on Level 4 of the main building of the Institute of Education, University of London, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1 0AL. The nearest Underground Station is Russell Square (Piccadilly Line).

    Website
    http://symposium.londonmobilelearning.net
    www.wlecentre.ac.uk
    www.londonmobilelearning.net

    Contact details
    Expression of interest: submission-symp09@londonmobilelearning.net
    Submission of abstracts: papers-symp09@londonmobilelearning.net
    Registration: registration-symp09@londonmobilelearning.net]]>
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