Published: June 12, 2017

mLearn 2017 - 16th World Conference On Mobile And Contextual Learning

mLearn is the leading international conference on mobile and contextual learning and attracts participants from more than 60 countries annually to the conference.

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mLearn 2017 - Call For Papers, Posters, Workshops

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, as well as learning with emerging ambient and wearable technologies. mLearn attracts a large number of participants from more than 60 countries representing all continents, and is, therefore, the world's largest international conference on mLearning and emerging ambient technologies.

Conference Themes

The overarching conference theme is 'mLearning and Design for Social Change and Innovation'. Higher education institutions are called upon to provide for the competencies and skills that foster design for social change and innovation. In addition, knowledge and skills alliances are encouraged by funding bodies to cultivate, share and disseminate competencies that foster social entrepreneurship and innovation. However, little is known on how mlearning can facilitate this process, how it can contribute towards social change, innovation and entrepreneurship.

The topics of interest can go beyond the conference theme, and can include any of the following:

  • The development, deployment and implementation of mlearning in the context of social entrepreneurship, innovation and social change
  • mLearning as a tool that fosters social change and social entrepreneurship
  • Innovations in mlearning theory and pedagogy
  • From pilot projects to mainstream implementation: strategies for the deployment of mLearning
  • Mobile technology to support open and distance learning
  • 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 technologies
  • Challenges for mLearning in developing countries
  • Building and implementing mLearning strategies in educational institutions, companies and public sector organisations
  • mLearning management systems (mLMSs)
  • Computer tablets
  • Creating interactive and collaborative mLearning environments
  • Future trends in mLearning technology, including the impact of emerging technologies
  • Emerging hardware and software for mLearning including wearable technologies
  • Location-aware technologies
  • Contextual and situated learning
  • Augmented reality
  • Serious gaming and simulations
  • Ambient intelligence and ubiquitous learning

Submission Information

Submissions may be made in the following participation/presentation categories: Full papers, short papers, poster presentations, and pre-conference workshops. Further details can be found on the Paper Submission page

Important Dates

  • Submission Deadline (Long and short papers): 15 June 2017 (extended)
  • Accept/Reject Notification: 15 July 2017
  • Camera-Ready Submission of all papers: 1 September 2017
  • Conference: 30 October - 1 November 2017