If there was ever a month I could christen “M-Learning Month” it would have to be this one. The Handheld Learning 2007 conference was held last week, M-Learn 2007 is set to kick of in Melbourne next week, and all this month the topic for discussion over at EdNA National Networks forum is M-Learning.
It is really terrific to see the interest in m-learning across Australia and around the world rapidly increasing… with more mobile phones that personal computers in the world (not to mention media players and other mobile devices) m-learning can be used as a valuable strategy in many learning settings, as evidenced by the many case studies in this recent Education.au report.
I’m really looking forward to next week’s conference, with particular hopes of meeting and conversing with many of the people who have inspired the way I think about mobile learning myself, such as Professor Mike Sharples (who will be a keynote speaker). His paper, “A Theory of Learning for the Mobile Age” is a good summary of his ideas about how to think about, design and implement m-learning strategies, and I’m very much looking forward to hearing him in person. (Incidentally, check out the site that paper comes from for a terrific collection of publications on m-learning).
I’ll be live- (or as near as I can)- blogging the M-Learn 2007 conference and all related social events, so be sure to visit to hear the latest and best in M-Learning!
Happy M-Learning Month!
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