IADIS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE MOBILE LEARNING 2011

03.01.2011: Avila, Spain, 10 to 12 March 2011

The IADIS Mobile Learning 2011 International Conference seeks to provide a forum for the discussion and presentation of mobile learning research. In particular, but not exclusively, they aim to explore the theme of mobile learning.

Lifelong learning (L3) has been defined as “All learning activity undertaken throughout life, with the aim of improving knowledge, skills and competencies within a personal, civic, social and/or employment-related perspective” (European Commission, 2002 p. 7). L3 qualifies a society as a context in which there are learning possibilities for those who want to learn (Fischer, 2001) and implies a shift from “provider-driven ‘education’ toward individualised learning” UNESCO (1999). Lifelong learning is: often self-directed, interest and needs driven; it occurs predominantly in informal and too-rich environments; and frequently implies a collaborative activity among learners transiting through learning events in life.

Early research in the design of mobile technologies for lifelong learning (Sharples, 2000) pointed to highly portable, individual, unobtrusive, available anywhere, adaptable to the learner's development, persistent, useful for everyday needs, and intuitive personal tools. Technological advancements have delivered mobile devices and applications which meet and surpassed early requirements and which have position mobile technologies as an essential part of the new ecology for lifelong learning.

Important Dates:
- Submission deadline: 26 January 2011
- Notification to Authors: 14 February 2011
- Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration: Until 24 February 2011
- Late Registration: After 24 February 2011

Further Informations can be found at theconference web.

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