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New papers on Mobile-Assisted Language Learning

The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF) has commissioned a set of 5 papers on Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (MALL) and these are now available on their website. Some are authored by members of IAmLearn. The use of mobile technology is growing exponentially in language education, but it is clear that much more research, project evaluation, and evidence-based analysis are needed. Important questions remain about the efficacy of handheld devices in language learning. The five papers explore the current state of MALL.

Mobile technology & Africa - PEI consultation now open

June 2013

As part of the Planet Earth Institute's work developing and incubating technology in Africa, a consultation has been launched on the use of mobile technology across the continent.  The consultation is open to all interested organisations or individuals working on these issues. Alongside responses, the consultation will involve interviews and surveys of key organisations across Africa and incorporate feedback collected in live stakeholder workshops.

Changing Lives Through Mobile

Changing Lives Through Mobile

First Annual Conference

Friday, June 21
United Nations
New York

Call for Papers: ICCE CUMTEL in Bali

ICCE Conference on Classroom, Ubiquitous and Mobile Technologies Enhanced Learning (CUMTEL)

In response to emerging research diversity, ICCE2013 will be a meta-conference, comprising of seven co-located theme-based conferences. This is the Call for Papers for the theme-based conference, C4: ICCE Conference on CUMTEL: Classroom, Ubiquitous and Mobile Technologies Enhanced Learning.

MoLE Project eBook now available

The “Mobile Learning Environment (MoLE) Project: A Global Technology Initiative”, is about a two-year training and education project that was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)’s Coalition Warfare Program (CWP) and other research-related organizations that focused on providing training/education in areas with low-bandwidth and limited internet connectivity and infrastructure.

Call for papers IADIS

Deadline for submissions (1st call extension): 30 November 2012
14 to 16 March 2013
Lisbon, Portugal

Conference background and goals

Free as Birds Learning in the Cloud

The IADIS Mobile Learning 2013 International Conference seeks to provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of mobile learning research which illustrate developments in the field.

Important Dates:

E-Books & E-Readers for E-Learning (New publication)

"E-Books & E-Readers for E-Learning" is a freely downloadable e-book published in August 2012 by Victoria University of Wellington.

International Symposium on Mobile Learning for Visually Impaired People: Booklet available

The International Symposium on Mobile Learning for Visually Impaired People took place in Palermo, Sicily, on 25 May 2012 (

Shaping The Future – GSMA Development Fund report

"Shaping The Future: Realising the potential of informal learning through mobile" is a new report from GSMA based on a research study aiming to understand how mobile technology can help young people achieve their future aspirations, with a focus on Ghana, Morocco, Uganda and Maharashtra in India. GSMA researchers listened to more than 1,200 young people whose experiences and perspectives shared in this report can help guide the future of mobile learning.

To download the report:

Call for Papers (Workshop and IJMBL)

"Mobile Learning and Creativity Workshop (MLCW12): Fostering Creative Learning with Mobile Technologies"

Workshop at EC-TEL2012 Saarbrücken/Germany.
September/19 (full day)

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