Mobile Learning Conference via an ONLINE EDUCAUSE event

Extracted partly from EDUCAUSE website

March 3–4 • Mobile Learning 2.0: The Next Phase of Innovation in Mobility

Although mobile learning has different meanings for different communities, we know that learning is deepened and enriched when students have options for their learning for multiple paths through course content. Mobile technology not only enables students to take their learning with them beyond the physical walls of the classroom, but it also makes possible a new array of interactions in the classroom as well. Mobile learning encompasses participating in learning activities anywhere, at any time, and utilizing mobile technologies that are rapidly evolving. Possible applications of mobile technology include enabling authentic learning engagements (such as real-time data collection), spontaneous mash ups (such as populating a map with local data), synchronous interactions with classmates and subject experts, and a rich variety of interactions with course content. Precisely because of its fluidity and independence from physical boundaries, mobile learning offers vast potential to enhance all types of instruction: face-to-face, blended, and online. The goal of this focus session is to re-assess the potential of mobile technologies and identify new ways in which mobility can contribute to the learning experience.

Join us March 3-4 for “Mobile Learning 2.0: The Next Phase of Innovation in Mobility,” the 2010 ELI Online Spring Focus Session. Hosted inside an Adobe Connect learning environment, this virtual event will be much more than just a “usual” online seminar. You’ll exchange ideas and collaborate interactively with the ELI community—all without leaving your campus. You’ll also receive all the resources and guided activities you need to help frame discussion and organize team events locally in your department, college, or institution.

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We will work together to:

  • Develop an understanding of mobile learning and its diverse application to all learning environments: face-to-face, blended, and online
  • Explore various tools, devices, and instructional methodologies that support mobile learning
  • Create a framework for the design of meaningful and purposeful mobile learning activities
  • Reflect on the potential for mobile learning to promote critical thinking, student engagement, and success
  • Consider assessment strategies for mobile learning activities

e-readers and mobility as a function of mobile learning

The concept of readers and mobility is technology. The ancient tradition of printing technology allows many of us to be able to carry books (in a very mobile and small form factor) is well accepted as the society norm, our grandparents used it, our parents had it, we used it, our kids still used it. Will this change in the next generation or beyond. Is Sci-fi virtual 3-D reader as shown in movies like Matrix and others going to take over as the technology ? or is there something in between. Until the virtual space and associated display technologies become a reality, the most prevalent form of convenience in the last decades was Acrobat PDF reader, they are not alone now that ISSUU have joined the race and gaining attention from all walks of lives from corporations, NGOs, individual authors to mainstream publishers.

Is there any impact to the other e-Reader formats such as Kindle’s AZW, and the open source(eg. epub).

A comparison is available here at

The Mobile Learner Blog

Welcome to the Mobile Learner blog.  There is nothing better to mark the beginning of this blog with the news of the Learning Conference 2010 accepting our paper submission proposal for the Call For Paper.

The Learning Conference (running for the 17th year) will be held in Hong Kong at Tai Po’s Hong Kong Institute of Education (

Our submission paper is titled “The Mobile Learner: Conceptual Framework for Integrating Mobile Learning” , detail is available here.