IADIS International Conference Mobile Learning 2012

Mar. 11, - Mar. 13, 2012
Location: Online Only

* 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.

* 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?