mLearn 2015

The International Association for Mobile Learning (IAmLearn) is the custodian of the mLearn conference series. mLearn is the leading annual international conference for researchers, policy makers, educators, developers and solutions providers in the fields of mobile, ubiquitous and contextual learning, and learning with emerging ambient and wearable technologies, attracting participants from more than 60 countries.
Dates 17 Oct 2015 12:00 am (UTC +2) 24 Oct 2015 12:00 am (UTC +2)
Place (View On Map) Royal Caribbian Cruise Ship: Splendour of the Seas

mLearn 2015 conference theme is "The mobile learning voyage: from small ripples to massive open waters"

mLearn 2015 will fulfil the need for stimulating critical debate on and research into theories, approaches, principles, applications and the implementation of mLearning.  It will provide an opportunity for professionals and practitioners to share their knowledge, experience and research in the various areas where mLearning is applied.

The conference programme will make provision for leading, invited keynote speakers, pre-conference workshops, full and short papers, poster presentations, roundtables and debates, special focus sessions, and practical events including technology, product and service demonstrations.  The conference will also host an exhibition area, where the latest trends and a series of vendor presentations and demonstrations will be available.

The objectives for mLearn 2015 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.
  • 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)
  • Mobile technology for teaching and learning support
  • Assessment techniques and practices in mLearning
  • Design and development of learning material for mLearning
  • Learning objects and metadata for mLearning
  • Informal and lifelong learning with the aid of mobile technology
  • Challenges for mLearning in developing countries
  • mLearning as a tool for social change
  • Building and implementing mLearning strategies in educational institutions, companies and public sector organisations
  • 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
  • Location-aware technologies
  • Contextual and situated learning
  • Augmented reality
  • Serious gaming and simulations
  • Ambient intelligence and ubiquitous learning
  • Innovation in learning theory and pedagogy

The conference programme will make provision for:

  • Keynote Speakers
  • Pre-conference Workshops
  • Plenary Sessions
  • Parallel Paper Presentations
  • Roundtables and Debates
  • Special Focus Sessions
  • Poster sessions
  • Practical Events including Technology and Product/Service demonstrations
  • Exhibition area, where the latest trends and a series of vendor presentations will be demonstrated

Who should attend mLearn 2015?
This event brings together some of the leading researchers and practitioners in the field of mLearning.  It also appeals to a wide range of audiences who are interested in enhancing learning with designing content and developing systems for mobile devices and wireless networks.

The list includes:

  • higher education institutions
  • training providers
  • educators and researchers from all sectors
  • industry practitioners
  • commercial companies and vendors
  • mobile device manufacturers and service providers
  • hardware and software developers
  • community and voluntary organisations
  • content developers
  • learning and skills councils
  • education authorities
  • government departments
  • telecom operators
  • publishers
  • and all others with an interest in mobile and ambient learning

The mLearn 2015 international mobile learning conference will take place from 17 to 24 October 2015, on a cruise ship departing from Venice, Italy. Pre-conference Workshops will take place on 18 October 2015.

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