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mLearn 2004

mLearn 2005  4th World conference on mLearning 
Conference theme:   Mobile technology: The future of learning in your hands




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Mobile technology:  The future of learning in your hands


The objectives for the conference have been defined as follows:

  • To promote the development of mLearning, globally, but especially in developing countries.

  • To stimulate critical debate on and research into theories, approaches, principles and applications of mLearning (mobile learning). 

  • To share local and international developments, experiences and lessons learned.

  • To promote networking and business opportunity development.

  • To encourage the study  and implementation of mobile applications in teaching and learning.

  • To stimulate and assist personal professional development and the development of new skills for educators.

  • To provide a forum for education and knowledge transfer.

  • To facilitate dialogue, sharing and networking between diverse cultures with regard to the optimum use of emerging technologies.

Topics of interest are:

  • From pilot projects to mainstream implementation: strategies for the large-scale deployment of mLearning

  • Mobile technology to support open and distance learning (ODL)

  • mLearning and mobile technology applications in teaching and learning

  • Mobile technology for student and learning support

  • Mobile technology for educator and teaching support

  • Assessment techniques and practices in mLearning

  • Design and development of learning material for mLearning

  • Informal and lifelong learning with the aid of mobile technology

  • Challenges for mLearning in developing countries

  • Building and implementing mLearning Strategies in Educational Institutions, Companies and Public Sector Organisations

  • Effective and efficient management of mLearning processes

  • mLearning management systems (mLMSs)

  • Creating interactive and collaborative mLearning environments

  • Future trends in mLearning technology, including the impact of emerging technologies

  • Emerging hardware and software for mLearning

  • Mass individualisation

  • Improving the quality of mLearning through evaluation; including mobile assessment and certification

  • mLearning as a tool for social change

  • Ambient intelligence and ambient learning

  • Innovation in learning theory and pedagogy

  • Learning objects and metadata for mLearning