3rd WLE Mobile Learning Symposium:
Mobile Learning Cultures across Education, Work and Leisure

27 March 2009, WLE Centre, IOE London, UK
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Toshiba best paper prize

3rd WLE Mobile Learning Symposium: Mobile Learning Cultures across Education, Work and Leisure
27 March 2009, WLE Centre, IOE London, UK


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.

All accepted papers will be reviewed using the criteria listed below. Presenters not interested in participating in this contest might indicate this in a note to the symposium organisers.

Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University, UK.
Ben Bachmair, University of Kassel, Germany.
Giasemi Vavoula, Department of Museum Studies, University of Leicester, UK.
Judith Seipold, University of Kassel, Germany / Associate at the WLE Centre, IOE London, UK.
Klaus Rummler, University of Kassel, Germany.
Norbert Pachler, WLE Centre, IOE London, UK.

Members of the panel and sponsoring companies are not eligible.

Papers must be submitted by the published deadlines.
Criteria cover (1) novelty, (2) achievement, (3) research and (4) presentation.

  1. Novelty: the paper must shed new light on aspects of theory and/or practice in the field of mobile learning.
  2. Achievement: the paper must make a contribution to new knowledge or the application of knowledge in terms of concepts, theories, empirical findings, policy development or practice.
  3. Depth of research: the paper must be characterised by systematically collected evidence and a high quality of interpretation and analysis of the data; literature reviews have to refer to current and relevant references.
  4. Presentation: organisation and structure of the paper must be clear; topic, research design and results must be presented transparently.


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


Toshiba Netbook NB100:

A new mobile computing experience
Following the introduction of its first sub notebook in 1996, Toshiba enters the Netbook market with the new Toshiba NB100 offering Toshiba quality and design at an extremely affordable price. The Toshiba NB100 opens up a whole new highly mobile computing experience in an exciting stylish and yet robust design. With its small footprint, a weight of less than one kilo and a perfect ease of use, the Toshiba NB100 has been designed for essential mobile use, providing all the features the user really needs on the go.



  • Processor
    Ultra-low power CPU - latest Intel(r) Atom CPU N270
    (1.6GHz, 533MHz FSB, 512kB L2 Cache)
    Single Core based on latest 45nm process technology
    32-bit Architecture
    TDP 2.5 Watts

  • Chipset and Memory
    Intel 945GSE Express Chipset
    512MB or 1GB as standard - 533Mhz

  • Graphics
    Integrated graphics: Intel GMA950 (945GSE)
    Up to 128MB UMA Memory

  • Battery
    4-cell battery 38Wh (5200mAh)
    Battery life: up to 3 hours 47mins (MobileMark 2007) XP Home

  • Hard disk drive
    Store your data on the 2.5 SATA HDD with up to 120GB (5,400 rpm) giving
    you ample storage for even large files

  • Display
    8.9" Trubrite Display - 1024 x 600 resolution
    LED Backlit for better power efficiency
    VGA out for external monitor support





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