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Mobile 2012 Conference

I went to this conference in Phoenix last year, and it was great, so I highly recommend it. Here is some news I just got from the Mobile 2012 organizers:


The Arizona K12 Center is excited to bring you Mobile Learning Experience 2012!  If you haven’t already registered and you are interested in attending again this year, good news…we extended Early Bird rates until this Sunday, January 29th!  Attached is a flyer with more information, we hope to see you there!

For registration and information visit us at mobile2012.org.

Arizona K12 Center

Call for Papers, WMUTE 2012

Call For Papers
7th IEEE International Conference on Wireless, Mobile &  Ubiquitous Technologies in Education (WMUTE 2012)

4th IEEE International Conference on Digital Game and Intelligent Toy Enhanced Learning (DIGITEL 2012)

March 27-30, 2012 in Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan
Sponsored by:

  • IEEE Computer Society
  • IEEE Technical COmmittee on Learning Technology
  • Support Center for Advanced Telecommunications Technology Research Foundation
  • Kagawa University

The proceedings of both conferences will be published by IEEE Computer Society.
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Important Dates:

  • Submission deadline: Sep 15th, 2011, for all submissions
  • Notification of acceptance: Nov 30, 2011
  • Final version: Jan 6, 2012
  • Conference date: March 27-30, 2012

Submission Types:

  • Full papers: 8 pages
  • Short papers: 5 pages
  • Posters: 3 pages
  • Workshop proposals: 2 pages
  • Demo / interactive events proposals: 2 pages
  • Doctor Student Consortium proposals: 5 pages

For detailed information, please refer to the conference web site:

Learning Without Frontiers 2011: Mobile Research Strand Agenda Now Online

The new page with the program for the Research Strand is up at: http://www.learningwithoutfrontiers.com/research-strand/

Short URL is: http://bit.ly/lwf11-rsm

It’s also in the interactive guide at: http://lwf-london-11.sched.org/ which will soon be an iOS/Android/Blackberry App first week in January 2011. We’ve got a great line-up of speakers, so go check it out!

LWF 2011 Late-Breaking Papers Due by Nov. 29, 2010

Are you doing something great in the area of mobile learning? Want to present about it in London at the 2011 Learning Without Frontiers Conference? If your answer is “yes”, this notice is for you:

Late-breaking papers for the 2011 Learning Without Frontiers Conference in London are due by November 29, 2010. Details about paper formatting and submission can be found at http://www.learningwithoutfrontiers.com/research-strand/. We are no longer accepting proposals for short or long papers.

Full conference details can be accessed at http://www.learningwithoutfrontiers.com/lwf-london-2011/. The conference will be held Jan. 9-11, 2011 in London.

Papers should be submitted to mvanthoo at kent.edu (please put “LWF 2011 late breaking paper submission” in the subject line). Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions at this email account as well.

LWF2011: Deadline Mobile Learning Research Abstracts Extended

The call for video abstracts for the mobile research strand of the Learning Without Frontiers 2011 conference has been extended until Friday, September 24, 2010. Submit yours today!! The conference itself will be in London on January 9-11, 2011.

Learning Without Frontiers 2011: Call for Research Abstracts (Formerly Handheld Learning 2010)

There have been many changes in the UK in recent month, including in education. One result is that the Handheld Learning conference has been subsumed under the Learning Without Frontiers name. The call for video abstracts for the mobile research strand of this conference is now open, so click on over and submit yours today!! Abstracts are due by September 10, 2010. The conference itself will be in London on January 9-11, 2011.

Image credit: www.learningwithoutfrontiers.com

eTech Ohio 2010: Tuesday Morning Panel

Some notes from the Tuesday morning panel, featuring John Merrow, Gail Matthews-DeNatale, Dennis Harper, and Lalitha Vasudevan. The speakers had some interesting comments about education in general. I may add some of my own thoughts later….

Lecture halls are becoming data-driven environments that are changing students before our very eyes… Is this true?

 Matthews: we are inundated with data. Classrooms aren’t changing as fast as the world around us. All of us are creating lots of data? Are we taking enough time to step back and look at what we are producing?

 Harper: data should not be driving education, students should. If a teacher says a student learned something, why do we need to give him/her a test, made by somebody who doesn’t know that student.

Vasudevan: there are also daily data, teacher observations. So the question is: what do we consider to be data?

Matthews: what do we consider to be data? And who is looking at the evidence? The teacher? The student? What evidence are we asking students to provide? Who gets to look at it and decide?

Harper: Every change in history has been brought by youth: Civil Rights movement, Women’s Rights. Youth have to be the agents of change. Schools make up 93% = youth. We need to utilize that (i.e. use their expertise). You don’t put kids entirely in charge; teacher like a coach.

Matthews: Adult role: mentor. We need to teach kids technology/media literacy just like we teach them how to read and write.

Harper: We complain that students do trite stuff on the web. But we don’t teach them how to use the web well (read and write), because it’s not on the test…

Vasudevan: We need to change the way we look at adolescents and their behaviors. Maybe we don’t trust them enough. What we consider to be off-task may not be (example of PSP use as extra hard drive for video editing project).

Matthews: We need to express more of an interest in what kids do with technology, which may not be the same as what adults do with it. So how do teachers get to this kind of trust? Relationships.

Vasudevan: Curriculum often stifles relationships (it’s too scripted).

Harper: Today, technology is doing things to kids: keeping them off the web, testing, drill and practice. Students should be doing things with technology if we want to foster creativity and innovation.

Empower communities by empowering youth (health, nutrition, even before they get to school). Does that mean adults have to give up power?

Matthews: Students already have it, adults need to know when to get out of the way. Example of teachers letting students use mobile phones to video record science experiments.

Vasudevan: Most of the spaces that students can use though are outside of school. Pedagogy of collegiality, where kids have a say in the decision-making process.

So can schools change enough to give up control? What has to change?

Matthews: Importance of communities. Building relationships between schools and communities.

Issue of testing: we test kids to rate schools, property values….. we test too much, with bad tests. Companies spend more money on tests for products than education is spending on testing kids.

What do we create in schools to make things better? Meaningful, relevant curriculum, teacher/student assessment (no one else). No more high stakes tests.

Image Credit: eTech Ohio: http://www.etech.ohio.gov/images/conference/2010/2010_ohio_etc_logo