Themes

This conference will appeal to a wide range of audiences who are interested in enhancing learning, designing content and developing systems for mobile devices and wireless networks.

The following objectives serve to define and guide the structure and foundation of the mLearn 2010 Conference.

  • To promote the development of mobile learning;
  • To stimulate critical debate on & research into theories, approaches, principles & applications of mobile learning;
  • To share local & international developments, experiences & lessons learned;
  • To promote networking & business opportunity development;
  • To encourage the study & implementation of mobile applications in teaching &learning;
  • To stimulate & assist personal professional development & the development of new skills for educators;
  • To provide a forum for education & knowledge transfer;
  • To facilitate dialogue, sharing & networking between diverse cultures with regard to the optimum use of emerging technologies;
  • To bring together providers of technology & services with educators and instructional designers.

The main theme will concentrate around the future of mobile and contextual learning and increased accessibility for all users in terms of technologies, applications and further developments.

Technologies
In terms of devices, technologies and standards for enhanced context-awareness, context-management, ambient-intelligence for education, curiousity-led learning, knowledge acquisition, accessibility and interoperability, ubiquitous learning;
Applications
The mobile society applications for education and knowledge acquisition and sharing, in terms of the community and at the industry level;
User-centric developments
International standards; mobile pedagogy for formal, informal and lifelong learning as well as training practices; users are not only seen in terms of developers and learning technologists, but also in terms of industry supplying the technology and the general members of the community; accessibility for all, at all levels of technical know-how;
Future directions
Current research and development in the area of context modelling and management, embedded learning, mobile learning for all, with attention to assistive technologies.