IADIS - Mobile
The main focus of this paper covers the imperative to develop courseware
for handheld devices, the technical development of courseware for smartphones
and what technologies underpinned the development. Secondarily, it assesses
student evaluation of using this medium for study.
The theme of this presentation is the importance for the field of mobile
learning of emerging from its current project status and to become established
in mainstream education and training.
AAOU Annual Conference on Quality Education for All: New Missions and
Challenges Facing Open Universities
Desmond Keegan was one of the Keynote speakers at this conference
on 28th-30th November 2004. The theme of this conference is "Quality
Education for all - New Missions and Challenges facing Open Universities".
The other keynote speakers have focused on the first half of this
theme 'Quality education for all'. In his paper, Des has chosen to
focus on the other part of the theme: 'New missions and challenges
facing Open Universities'.
In this presentation, Desmond Keegan gives the background and definition
of mobile learning. There are 5 current examples of mobile learning
This presentation, entitled "Mobile Learning: Histobrick",
comprises the slides shown by Georg Strohlein in his talk in the MLearn
2004 conference in the Castello Odescalchi di Bracciano on 5th June
2004 as well as some remarks added afterwards to explain the slides.
Georg's presentation discusses the use of "Edutainment" as a means
for mobile learning.
This is the paper presented at the 21st World Conference on Open & Distance
Education, "Lifelong Learning in the Networked World", Hong Kong
18-21 February 2004 by Torstein Rekkedal, Professor, Director R & D
and Truls Fagerberg, Systems Developer in NKI Distance Education Norway.
This presentation is entitled "Enhancing the Flexibility of Distance
Education - Designing and Trying out a Learning Environment for Mobile
- From e-Learning to
This project sets in place the first stage in the creation of a global
provision of training on the wireless internet. It sets in place the
first building block for the next generation of learning: the move
from distance learning (d-Learning) and electronic learning (e-Learning)
to mobile learning (m-Learning).
Software mobile learning applications that can be downloaded to a
mobile device. Learning products include French, Spanish, Italian
or German vocabulary and quizes and a sign language course with self-tests.
Short article detailing mobile learning applications using J2ME and
MMS technologies. Contains an interesting idea for learning bird-song!
pjb Associates is a partnership, focusing on the new opportunities for
lifelong learning through e-learning, community networking and e-commerce
developments. pjb Associates have collected a number of useful papers
and articles and other resources as well as continuing to monitor research
projects. They also run a m-learning newsclip service aimed at keeping
up to date with developments in this area.
M-learning is a pan-European research and development programme. It
is aimed at young adults, aged 16 to 24, who are most at risk of social
exclusion in Europe.
- MOBIlearn project
MOBIlearn is a worldwide European-led research and development project
exploring context-sensitive approaches to informal, problem-based and
workplace learning by using key advances in mobile technologies.
Resources (including links to projects) on mobile learning (or m-learning)
as well as wireless learning.
text-a-parent is an Irish School to Parents Messaging System. It enables
school principals to instantly communicate with some or all of the
parents/guardians in their school. The service guarantees that essential
messages are received by the child(ren)’s parents or guardians.
It is ideal for unpredictable events such as enforced school closure,
last minute time table change or truancy
- The m-LRN Project
This project centers around active learning theories and endeavors
to engage mobile-phone savvy student with the environment around them,
through exploration of educational locations which relate directly
to the Junior Cert. curriculum. This was developed by three students
from DCU: Philip Maguire - Flash Lite Development & Action Script
Programming, Naomi Kelly - Content Development & Editor and Colette
Godfrey - Creative Direction, Interface & Web Design.
Last published October 2008