Category Archives: mLearn

Carnival of the Mobilists #105 (and Happy Belated New Year!!)

It’s taking me a little while to get back in the swing of things after the holidays, and a happy belated new year to all of you. To start the year off, there is already a new edition of Carnival of the Mobilists, hosted by Paul Ruppert on his Mobile Point of View blog.

It’s one of the better ones I’ve read in a while, with lots of predictions from different mobilisti for 2008, and some looking back at 2007. Personally, I think we’ll see lots of developments in the web for mobile phones, especially those segments that are participatory rather than static. 2008 is also the year in which mLearn and Handheld Learning will be held in the UK and back to back!! It’s going to be a great year …


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mLearn 2008: Call for Proposals


Even though it’s still almost a year away, there is already a call for proposals for mLearn 2008. I’ll be there, will you?


mLearn, the world’s flagship mobile learning conference, will take place in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ironbridge,the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, in Shropshire, England, in October 2008. The conference started in Birmingham and has since taken place in London, Rome, Cape Town, Banff and Melbourne.

The aims of the conference are to bring together leaders in mobile learning research, developers and practitioners in a environment that will stimulate discussion, innovation and excitement.

Formats and Deadlines:

· Full papers: 8 pages, final date for submission for review is 14 April 2008 midnight GMT

· Short papers: 1 page, final date for submission for review is 28 April 2008 midnight GMT

· Posters: 1 page, final date for submission for review is 28 April 2008 midnight GMT

(other categories to follow)


· mobile learning, mobile knowledge, mobile societies: covering discourse, identity, knowledge and learning with pervasive, ubiquitous, mobile technologies; social, individual and cultural aspects of mobile learning

· devices, systems, technology and standards: convergence, diversity, frontiers, and trends

· mobile learning landscape: work-based, informal, subject-specific, context-aware, social

· mobile learning for all: inclusion, assistivity, scalability, embedding, participation, development, evaluation, evidence, and assessment

Review Panel:

*Dr Mohamed Ally, Athabasca University, Canada *Dr Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sánchez, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland *Jill Attewell, Research Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning, LSN, UK *Dr Tom Brown, Midrand Graduate Institute, South Africa *Professor Tak-Wai Chan, National Central University of Taiwan *Dr Elizabeth Hartnell-Young, University of Nottingham, UK *Dr Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Open University, UK *Professor Chee-Kit Looi, National Institute of Education, Singapore *Professor Angela McFarlane, University of Bristol, UK *Dr Marcelo Milrad, Växjö University, Sweden *Dr Dick Ng’ambi, University of Cape Town, South Africa *Professor Roy Pea, Stanford University, USA *Professor Mike Sharples, University of Nottingham, UK *Dr Mark van’t Hooft, Kent State University, USA *Professor Herman van der Merwe, Tshwane University of Technology, South Africa *Professor Earl Woodruff, University of Toronto, Canada

We anticipate linking with two respected journal for special editions. Proceedings will have an ISBN number

The conference dates are: Wednesday 8th to Friday 10th October 2008.

Further details and templates: &

For informal queries on submissions, contact John Traxler, Brendan Riordan or Chris Dennett via the conference web-site.


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