Update on Handheld Learning 2008

13-15 October, The Brewery, Barbican, London

Experience Innovation. And be a part of it.

Getting closer! I’ll be presenting of some of the work with mobile phones we’ve been doing at Kent State as well as coordinating the research strand. From the folks at Handheld Learning:


Countdown to Handheld Learning

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Dear Colleague

Great news about one of the fastest growing conference’s for new learning and teaching practice. Nearly 800 delegates have now registered and we have less than 100 places left. Please register now if you haven’t already and save £50. Final block bookings are also being taken, click here for more information.

The conference programme has been updated and features an unprecedented, not to be missed, line-up of world renowned thought leaders, innovators and key practitioners over a breath-taking three days. Without doubt this is the most ambitious programme we have ever compiled. Please take a look here.

We are pleased to announce that Disney and Studywiz are supporting the event as main sponsors:

Cindy Rose, Senior VP, Disney Interactive Media Group will be presenting in the “Virtual Worlds & Social Networks” session and Geoff Elwood, CEO, Etech / Studywiz will present in the “New Learning Horizons” discussion.

O2 are hosting an interactive workshop titled “Engaged, Inspired Mobile Learners” featuring presentations from Dr Mike Short, Dr David Whyley, Kirsty Tonks, Sandra Taylor and Richard Barkey.

O2 Workshop

Promethean are hosting the “Emerging Technologies and New Practices” sessions in the Promethean Pavilion, chaired by Mark Robinson, featuring a range of presentations and workshops from practitioners working at the leading edge.


As part of this years debut research strand, Stuart Anderson, senior engineer, Apple UK will be running an important one hour workshop for those developing applications for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

Apple iPhone Workshop

In addition to the conference there is the largest exhibition devoted to the use of mobile technologies for learning featuring the leading players in this sector. Please see here.

For those unable to join the full conference please note that the Handheld Learning Festival – powered by Next Generation Learning on Monday 13th October is FREE to attend and participate in. There’s a lot going on including:

Next Generation Learning Showcase

Learners Y Factor with Johnny Ball
Pecha Kucha for 21st Century Educators
Learners & Practitioners Zone

And in the evening we have the FREE to attend Handheld Learning Awards for Innovation (tables may be reserved, click here for more information).

We very much look forward to seeing you at this years conference!

The Handheld Learning Team (meet us)
The Advisory Group (meet us)


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