Mobile Learning: The Next Generation Of Learning
mLearning - The Future of Mobile?
Ericsson Education September 9th 2005
M-Learning: The Future of Mobile?
Today as we face into a wireless future, there is an inevitable movement towards mobile learning, that is, education and training on PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants), palmtops, handheld devices, smartphones and mobile phones.
All over the world wireless technologies are taking over from wired technologies. The statistics are stunning: there are now 1.500.000.000 mobile devices in the world; over 50% of all employees spend up to half of their time outside the office; by the end of 2003 more than 525.000.000 web-enabled phones had been shipped; worldwide mobile commerce reached $200 billion in 2004; multi-purpose handheld devices (PDAs and telephone) will outsell laptop and desktop computers combined by 2005.
Nearly all higher-education students in Europe use mobiles in their everyday lives. However, these students do not use them for education, a situation that is now being addressed by the Leonardo-funded Mobile Learning project In this project, mobile learning was made available initially on PDAs. This development has now been followed by mobile learning on smartphones. The Opera browser has been adopted and development now takes place in XHTML rather than WML. The result is that dynamic pages with interactivity and much greater interest for the student can be produced.
This conference will explore the future of mobile learning.
Where it's on:
This conference will be held at:
11.15 mLearning for PDAs
11.45 mLearning for Mobiles
14.00 Three parallel sessions (offered three times)
(Truls Fagerberg, NKI, Norway / Michael Averstegge, FernUniversität / Bryan Jones, Ericsson Education / Gabor Kismihok, Corvinus University, Budapest)
16.15 Product Update - Sony Ericsson
16.35 The Future of Learning
Registration for the conference is free of charge but delegates are responsible for their own travel and accommodation costs.
Last published October 2008