Monthly Archives: December 2013

International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL)

IJMBLThe International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL) provides a forum for researchers in this field to share their knowledge and experience of combing e-learning and m-learning with other educational resources. Providing researchers, practitioners, and academicians with insight into a wide range of topics such as knowledge sharing, mobile games for learning, collaborative learning, and e-learning, this journal contains useful articles for those seeking to learn, analyze, improve, and apply technologies in mobile and blended learning. The journal spans theoretical, technical, and pedagogical issues in mobile and blended learning. These embrace comprehensive or critical reviews of the current literature, relevant technologies and applications, and important contextual issues such as privacy, security, adaptivity, and resource constraints. […]

MIT App Inventor

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The new MIT App Inventor is here.

App Inventor is a cloud-based tool, which means that you can build apps right in your web browser. This website offers all of the support that you’ll need as you learn how to build your own apps. The App Inventor software, or “service” is at ai2.appinventor.mit.edu.

Mobile-assisted Language Learning

The use of mobile and handheld technology is growing exponentially in language education, and it is clear that much more research, project evaluation, and evidence-based analysis are needed to help us understand this new phenomenon. However, important questions remain about the efficacy of handheld devices in language learning.

With questions like these in mind, TIRF has commissioned five papers to explore the current state of mobile-assisted language learning (MALL). It is our hope that these papers provide an accurate account of how MALL is impacting the landscape of English language education, and what challenges lie ahead for language learning teachers and students, administrators, business professionals, and others.

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Call Cloud: Ideas in Mobile Learning, Symposium 6th – 7th March 2014, Watershed, Bristol UK

The Ideas in Mobile Learning symposium invites either ‘ideas’ abstracts or ‘ideas’ for the mobiLearnFest component of the Symposium around the broad themes of ‘innovation, creativity and sustainability’ for mobile learning. However, we have a strong preference that papers address at least one of the following three trends of mobile learning state-of-the-art research (click here for details):

The symposium is a research off-shoot of the successful workshop ‘Towards sustainable mobile learning scenarios’ held in Bristol 9th-10th October, 2013. Requested contributions should offer any combination of conceptual, critical, design, empirical, theoretical or experimental work that relates in some way to the symposium’s broad themes and/or the three trends. Places are limited to 40 participants in order to enable a single track event where engaging, interdisciplinary conversational threads will be centre stage.

 

Increasing Access through Mobile Learning

MobileLearning bookThis latest book on mobile learning has been edited by by Mohamed Ally and Avgoustos Tsinakos.

Publishers: COL, Athabasca University (January 2014)
ISBN: 9781894975643
Format: PDF (Portable Document Format)/Acrobat Reader

Click to download http://www.col.org/resources/publications/Pages/detail.aspx?PID=466

We live today in a hugely “mobilised” world. Estimates put mobile subscriptions at more than 6 billion globally, with at least 75% of these being in developing countries. And nearly 2.5 billion of the world’s population can now access the Internet, a […]

Global Mobile Learning Implementations and Trends

Global Mobile Learning Implementations and Trends

Global Mobile Learning Implementations and TrendsGlobal Mobile Learning Implementations and Trends is edited by two internationally recognized mobile learning experts and the chapter authors are from around the world. They have extensive expertise in mobile  learning. The book presents information on implementation of mobile learning around the world […]

Don’t miss Chapter 5: Blended Mobile Learning: Expanding Learning Spaces with Mobile Technologies – http://en.crtvu.edu.cn/images/stories/globalmobilelearning.pdf

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2014 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2014 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.

An outstanding lesson using mobile learning?

An outstanding lesson using mobile learning?

An outstanding lesson using mobile learning?Recently I was asked / was volunteered to lead something called a “lesson observation for real” in Coventry. This is essentially a lesson taught in the round in front of anything up to 100 colleagues and, crucially, an OFSTED registered Inspector. The rationale behind it lies not in the […]

Mobile Learning: The Next Generation

Mobile Learning: The Next Generation This promising book edited by two globally renowned m-learning experts, John Traxler and Agnes Kukulska- Hulme, is coming out in August 2014.

Mobile Learning is a powerful professional guide for those interested in taking advantage of mobile and pervasive personal technologies in the design of better learning experiences.  Emphasising the issues of usability, accessibility, evaluation and effectiveness, and illustrated by case studies drawn from contemporary projects around the world, this book […]

Mobile Magic – Making Mobile Work At The Workplace

Mobile Magic – Making Mobile Work At The Workplace

Mobile Magic – Making Mobile Work At The Workplace

Mobile Magic – Making Mobile Work At The Workplace

This article was originally published in e.learning age . The number of mobile subscribers worldwide will reach 7.0 billion by the end of 2013, 7.5 billion by the end of 2014 and 8.5 billion by the end of 2016. This […]