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Flyer for ‘Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments’ Conference


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The ‘Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments’ Conference, taking place in Bremen (Germany) from Monday to Tuesday, March 21st to 22nd, 2011.

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Flyer for ‘Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments’ Conference

  1. 1. ‘Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments‘ Conference March 21st to 22nd, 2011, Bremen (Germany) ABOUT THE CONFERENCE The ‘Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments’ Conference builds on a series of mobile learning research symposia hosted by the WLE Centre for Excellence at the Ins�tute of ABOUT MOBILE LEARNING Educa�on, University of London between 2007 and Recent years have seen an increasing interest in 2009. It will focus on the challenges of developing new the poten�al of mobile learning: Project orientated pedagogic approaches and on the poten�al of mobile research, theory building, technological developments devices for learning in formal and informal contexts. As and pedagogically informed approaches to mobile mobile learning is not only about learning with mobile technologies in a range of educa�onal and work-based technologies, but also considered to be “new” learning, contexts are evidence for a fast growing discipline. The the conference will look at challenges for research current transforma�ons in social and technological and prac�ce in understanding the changing social and structures, changing cultural prac�ces of learning technological structures allowing the use of technology as well as changing ins�tu�onal cultures pose new for learning that are present in our personal lives, in challenges for learning - be it ins�tu�onal (e.g. school, school and in work places. Thus mobile learning crosses university) or work-based, formal or informal. Mobile, the boundary of ins�tu�onal learning and looks at networked media play an increasingly important role prac�cal fields like work-based learning and medicine, for meaning-making and appropria�on in users’ life- too. Also, the conference will look at the latest worlds which calls for new understandings in, and developments in hardware and so�ware which can approaches to formal learning. As mobile devices offer support personalised learning. By focusing on theory flexible access to the internet and communica�on and prac�ce, development and use, teaching and tools for learning within and outside of the classroom, learning, formal and informal contexts, the conference and as they support learning experiences that are intends to offer spaces for researchers, prac��oners, personalised as well as collabora�ve, accessible and developers, the industry and policy makers to exchange integrated within the world beyond the classroom, ideas, experiences and research around issues and mobile learning can open up new contexts for learning, approaches to mobile learning, including sociological with ubiquitous connec�vity allowing interac�ve and and educa�onal issues and their effec�veness and connected learning in school and university, in the desirability as learning spaces as well as the design of workplace, in the home and in the community. As environments. for technological developments, the rise of an ‘app The conference is preceded by the EduCamp, a culture’ marks a large commercial market, driving BarCamp for people interested in media and learning, a new wave of crea�vity in the design of learning which will take place in Bremen from March 19-20, applica�ons. 2011. In collabora�on with MirandaNet, the conference is running a MirandaMod on March 21-22, 2011 which REGISTRATION addresses teachers and prac��oners who are interested Registra�on for the conference is open from October in teaching and learning with new technologies. 31st, 2010 to March 6th, 2011. The conference is hosted by the University of Bremen, IMPORTANT DATES run by the Department for Media Educa�on and Design October 31, 2010: registra�on and submission opens of Mul�modal Learning Environments and by the December 5, 2010: submission closes Ins�tute Technology and Educa�on (ITB) in associa�on March 6, 2011: registra�on closes with the London Mobile Learning Group (LMLG), March 21-22, 2011: conference Pontydysgu and MirandaNet. Further dates, deadlines and informa�on can be accessed via h�p:// Version 1 - October 15th, 2010.