Here you will find an overview of the MobiMOOC2011 course.

The google group related to MobiMOOC2011 can be viewed here (= archive).

here you will find the content from MobiMOOC2011 sections:
mLearning for k12 by Andy Black
global mlearning and its different contexts by John Traxler
Learning edge by David Metcalf
mLearning for development by Niall Winters
mLearning planning by Judy Brown
faciltator profiles 2011

A downloadable summary of all the main links, and resources is available at:

mLearning for k12

linksWeek 6: Saturday 7 ­ May - 13 May 2011: mLearning for k12

Facilitator: Andy Black
Welcome to week 6 of the MobicMooc looking at how mlearning has been interpreted and implemented using examples from around the world.
The first really crucial question we must ask is how do we define Mlearning are we talking about
  • Netbook laptop project
  • hand-held devices such as Ipod touches, Ipad android tablets without sim connectivity
  • Mobile phone type devices

Ap part of the course activity I am asking participants to help co create a directory of mobile projects in the country they are in . I have just started a page a letting participants help compile a Examples of MLearning projects compiled by participants


This week I plan to kick of with a webinar on Monday looking at Mobile in K12 "Entitled how why and why not" the role of unexpected consequences.

I would like participants to have clear in there minds what they mean by mobile devices I plan to challenge the ideas that many have as to what mobile devices are and there role in education.

specifically I will

champion the area of how device can help in

  • Education administration and support
  • Large scale collaborative projects
  • Creativity experential learning specifically outdoor learning
  • Small scale projects help or hinderance
  • Learning from others

Also as a special treat I have drawn in collaborators from Singapore, Austraila and Scotland (but actually Canadian teacher now working in Scotland). to do mini webcasts later in the week timings to follow . subjects range from using ipods in school setting outdoor learning and lots of other really interesting examples
But what I really want is for you to bring your idea and experiences and how they work in your cultural educational context to the session the wiki or the google group and share them.

On subjects

Virtual synchronous session

Time of the virtual classroom session: Monday 9 May 2011 at 9.00 PM UK time BST

Get your timings from where you are at

Location: to join the session, please click on the link below within 30 minutes of the session start time.

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(This session was made possible thanks to the London Learning Lab)

link for eluminate playback of session can can be found at the link below:


To avoid the start up piece sorting out technical issue fast forward about 5

minutes in.


Guest contributors

as part of enriching the MobiMooc Andy has invited special guest Speakers details which can be found on the facilitators pages

Richard Sandford
Ignoring the technology

Making a mobile learning project work often means spending a lot of time concentrating on technology: choosing the right device, finding time to test the functionality, preparing contingency plans for when the wifi or GPS fails unexpectedly. But sometimes the effort to make things function can distract from a proper evaluation of the value of the activity this technology is meant to support. Sometimes it might be easier to judge the value of an mlearning project if the underlying design of the learning experience was considered separately from the technology.
This session will take a look at two examples of mobile learning from Singapore, developed in different contexts to support different aspects of formal curricular learning but both dependent on the physical location in which they're experienced. Participants will be invited to consider the underlying design of these learning activities, using a three-dimensional framework that considers the different layers at play, and the spaces, identities and goals that are offered to learners in each.

Time of the virtual classroom session: Event Time is Thursday, 12 May 2011, 09:00 London time

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Louise Duncan

Session Description

Mobile devices, especially the iPod touch, have been utilised at Shepparton High School for over three years and their potential explored. Despite the many misconceptions about the place of mobile devices in the classroom, it is our responsibility as educators to guide the young people in our care about appropriate mobile social skills and to find otherwise unexplored learning applications for the powerful mini-computers in their pockets.

This session follows this real school journey and the wealth of experiences working with educators around the world implementing similar programs and grappling with the same issues. It also looks at how technology brought together a group of teachers from across Australia, and now much further afield, to form Slide2Learn to champion the cause of mobility in learning and its place in our schools.

Time of the virtual classroom session: Event Time is Thursday, 12 May 2011, 11:00 London time

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Extra Resources
I also would like to share a YouTube video or two with you before the event . Any references to brand or technology are completely coincidental.

Think Differently


Introducing the book


Future of Screen technology


Plus my favourite for those global conspiractists
EPIC 2014 remember it was released in 2004


Global mLearning and its different contexts from MobiMOOC2011

Week 5: Saturday 30 April - ­ 6 May 2011: Interaction between mobile learning and a mobile connected society

Facilitator: John Traxler

The full recording of John Traxler's session on the impact of mobile and mobile technology on society can be found here:

To allow us mobile connected people to follow the session, I have reformatted the recording (= recording the screen and audio with Camtasia and publishing it into a mobile format via a Camtasia option) and I have uploaded it to YouTube. The YouTube recordings must be less than 15 min, so there are 5 parts all together.

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:
In the recording John speaks of two journals specialized on mLearning, these are the links:
Submission of full papers to special issues of the SSCI-indexed Journal of Computer Assisted Learning (JCAL - ) and the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL - )
He also mentions the mLearn conference:
The sequence or structure will be to successively explore the topics of

  1. work, jobs, economy
  2. social practices
  3. time, space
  4. places, communities
  5. knowledge, learning
  6. ethics, expectations, safety

particularly in relation to their implications for education (and for mobile learning as something that happens within education).
A review covering some of the topics, though from a particular perspective, is available for free download at

You could also try

and (much else for download at the same site)

Virtual synchronous session
Time of the virtual classroom session: Friday 6 May 2011 at 11 AM GMT (Watch out different then previous sessions!) look at this link to get your time zones see time zone conversions

Location: to join the session, please click on the link below within 30 minutes of the session start time.

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Here's a first attempt at references that cover as broad a perspective as possible, quite academic, often quite good fun, often quite near to journalism:
1. Agar, J. (2003). constant touch. Cambridge, Icon.
2. Buscher, M. & Urry, J. (2009) Mobile Methods and the Empirical, European Journal of Social Theory 12(1): 99–116
3. Bull, M. (2005). No Dead Air! The iPod and the Culture of Mobile Listening. Leisure Studies 24(4): 343-356.
4. Caron, A. and L. Caronia (2007). Moving Cultures - mobile communication in everyday life. Montreal, McGill-Queen's University Press.
5. Donner, J. (2008) The Rules of Beeping: Exchanging Messages Via Intentional ‘‘Missed Calls’’ on Mobile Phones, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 13 (2008) 1–22
6. Du Gay, P., Hall, S., Janes, L. & Nequs, K. (1997) Doing cultural studies: the story of the Sony Walkman, London: Sage
7. Geser, H. (2004) Towards a Sociological Theory of the Mobile Phone University of Zurich.
8. Goggin, G. (2006). Cell Phone Culture. Abingdon: Routledge.
9. Katz, J. E. (2006). Magic in the Air - mobile communication and the transformation of social life. New Brunswick, USA, Transaction.
10. Katz, J. E. & Aakhus, M. (Eds.). (2002). Perpetual Contact - Mobile Communications, Private Talk, Public Performance. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
11. Goffman, E. (1971), Relations in Public, Harmondsworth: Allen Lane
12. Green, H. & Hannon, C. (2007) Their Space: Education for a digital generation, London: Demos
13. Katz, J. E. & Aakhus, M. (eds). (2002). Perpetual Contact - Mobile Communications, Private Talk, Public Performance. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press
14. Ling, R. (2004). The Mobile Connection - the cell phone's impact on society. San Francisco, CA: Morgan Kaufmann Publishers.
15. Ling, R. (2008). New Tech, New Ties - how mobile communication is reshaping social cohesion. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
16. Ling, R. (2004). The Mobile Connection - the cell phone's impact on society. San Francisco, CA, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers.
17. Ling, R. & J. Donner (2009). Mobile Communication. Cambridge, Polity.
18. May, H. & Hearn, G. (2005). The mobile phone as media. International Journal of Cultural Studies 8(2): 195-211.
19. McEwen, R. N. (2010), A World More Intimate: Exploring The Role Of Mobile Phones In Maintaining And Extending Social Networks, Proceedings of Mobile Preconference, ICA Conference, Singapore: SIRC
20. Nyíri, K. (2007) Mobile Studies: Paradigms and Perspectives, Vienna: Passagen Verlag: Hungarian Academy of Sciences
21. Plant, S. (2001). On the Mobile - the effects of mobile telephones on individual and social life. Motorola.

22. Rettie, R. (2005). Presence and Embodiment in Mobile Phone Communication. Psychology Journal 3(1): 16-34.

23. Rheingold, H. (2002) Smart mobs - the next social revolution, Cambridge, MA: Persius

24. Sheller, M. (2004) Mobile Publics: Beyond the Network Perspective, Environment and Planning D: Society and Space, 22, pp. 39-52.

25. Sheller, M. & Urry, J. (2003) Mobile Transformations of 'Public' and 'Private' Life', Theory, Culture & Society, Vol. 20, pp. 107-125.

26. Shortis, T. (2007). Revoicing TXT: Spelling, vernacular orthography, and “unregimented writing.” In S. Posteguillo, M. J. Esteve, & M. L. Gea-Valor (Eds.), The Texture of Internet: Netlinguistics in Progress (pp. 2-23). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

27. Thurlow, C. (2003). Generation Txt? The sociolinguistics of young people's text-messaging, Discourse Analysis Online, 1(1). Retrieved from

28. Townsend, A. M., (2001) Mobile communications in the twenty-first century city In B. Brown, N. Green and R. Harper, Wireless World - Social and Interactional Aspects of the Mobile World. London: Springer-Verlag.

29. Traxler, J. (2010) Students and Mobile Devices, ALT-J, Association for Learning Technology Research Journal

30. Traxler, J. (2010) Sustaining Mobile Learning and Its Institutions, International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, Vol.2, No.4 pp 58 - 65

31. Urry, J. (2007) Mobilities. London: Polity

Leading edge topic from MobiMOOC2011

Week 4: Saturday 23 - ­ 29 April 2011: Leading edge innovations in mLearning

Facilitator: David Metcalf

Virtual synchronous session

Time of the virtual classroom session: Monday 25 April 2001 at 7 PM (19.00 o'clock Brussels time = GMT +1) look at this link to get your time zones see time zone conversions

Location: to join the session, please click on the link below within 30 minutes of the session start time.

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Recording of the Leading Edge Innovations session can be found here (please skip forward to 11 minutes 45 seconds, it took some time to get the screen in working order)

UPDATE: Thanks to all of you who participated in the session. I will also post the slides here as PDF. Please follow up on our discussions (QUESTION 1 and 2) on Innovation.

I am looking forward to facilitating our interaction throughout the week. There are so many exciting innovations it is hard to know where to start! To that end, let's engage in some brainstorming and respond to the following questions.

QUESTION 1: POST YOUR INNOVATION: Let's create a brainstormed list with references. This collective knowledge base may help us identify new trends across the globe. Do not limit yourself to technical innovations only- some of the best are novel uses of learning theories and business or operating models. Post 1-2 here and discuss, but suspend judgement until QUESTION 2.

QUESTION 2: TEST DRIVE YOUR IDEA- Next, if at all possible, put your innovation into action and see how it works. You may choose something else or a combination of innovations that we explore in QUESTION 1. Report on your findings and begin constructive critiques of the ideas shared. Many of you have been posting and testing ideas throughout the term- feel free to concatenate your work to date and share with us here in the thread.

If you choose to post on these via the MobiMOOC Google Group, please post Wk4 Question (1 or 2) in your subject so we can track it. The Wikispaces Discussion Board will track and organize this well.

Feel free to reach out to me via the Google Group or @dmetcalf on Twitter or dmetcalf [at]

Below you will find a number of additional references that may prove useful to you all.
ABBYY. (2007). ABBYY Home page. Available:
Bielawski, L. & Metcalf, D.S. (2005). Blended eLearning: Integrating Learning, Performance Support and Knowledge Management. Enterprise-class Edition. Amherst, MA: HRD Press.
Clark, R. E. (1999) The CANE model of motivation to learn and to work: a two-stage process of goal commitment and effort [electronic version], in: J. Lowyck (Ed.) Trends in corporate training (Leuven, University of Leuven Press).
Clark, R. E. (2003a) Fostering the work motivation of teams and individuals, Performance Improvement, 42(3), 21–29.Clark, R. E. (2003b) Strategies based on effective feedback during learning, in: H. F. O’Neil (Ed.) What works in distance education (report to the Office of Naval Research by the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing) (Los Angeles, University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education), February, 18–19.
Fiore, S. M., Metcalf, D., & McDaniel, R. (in preparation). Simulating Narrative: On the Application of Narrative Theory for Experiential Learning. To appear in M. Silberman (Ed.), The Handbook of Experiential Learning.
Gagne, R.& Glaser, R. (1987). Foundations in Learning Research. In R. Gagne (Ed.) Instructional Technology: Foundations. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
Garris, R., Ahlers, R. & Driskell, J. E. (2002) Games, motivation, and learning: a research and practice model, Simulation & Gaming, 33, 441–467.
Gee, J. (2004) What video games have to teach us about learning and literacy. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.Kirkpatrick, D. L. (1994) Evaluating training programs: the four levels (San Francisco, CA, Berrett-Koehler).
Grimes, S. (2005). Location, location, location. Intelligent Enterprise. Retrieved September 8, 2005, from
Hodgins, W., Masie, E., Oakes, K., Yazdani, B., Levy, J., Steele, J., & Shepherd, E. (2004, May). Socratic Panel: Great trends of e-learning in the world. Interview Panel Session at the E-Learning Brazil Conference and Expo 2004, Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Hodgins, W. (2005, April). A vision for the future of learning & performance in a military setting. Available:
Jenkins, H., Klopfer, E., Squire, K. & Tan, P. (2004). Entering the education arcade. ACM Computers in Entertainment, 1(1). Retrieved September 8, 2005, from
Kolb, D. A. (1984). Experiential learning: Experience as the source of learning and development. Englewood Cliffs, N.J: Prentice-Hall.
Metcalf, D.S. (2006). mLearning: mobile learning and performance in the palm of your hand. Amherst, MA: HRD Press.
Milrad, M. (2006). “AMULETS”. IEEE Pervasive Computing, October, 2006.
Mobot. (2007). Mobot home page. Available:
Onega, S., & Landa, J. A. G. (Eds.). (1996). Narratology: An Introduction. London: Longman.
Ong, W. J. (1982). Orality & Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word. London: Routledge.
.Quinn, C. & Connor, M. (2005). Engaging learning. New York: Pfieffer.
Quinn, C. (2011) Designing mLearning. New York: Pfieffer.
Squire, K. (2005.) Changing the Game: What Happens When Video Games Enter the Classroom? By Kurt Squire, Innovate, August 2005;
Shaffer, D., Squire, K., Halverson, R., & Gee, J. P. (2004). Video games and the future of learning. Academic Advanced Distributed Learning Co-Laboratory. Retrieved September 8, 2005, from
Schank, R. C. (1995). Tell me a story: narrative and intelligence. Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press.
Schank, R.C., & Abelson, R.P. (1977). Scripts, plans, goals, and understanding: An inquiry into human knowledge structures. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
Snowden, D. (2001). Narrative patterns: the perils and possibilities of using story in organisations. Knowledge Management, 4(10).
Thalheimer, W. (2004) Work-learning. Available:
Woodill, G. (2010). The Mobile Learning Edge. New York: McGraw-Hill.

MLearning for development from the MobiMOOC2011

Week 3: Saturday 16 April - ­ 22 April 2011: Mobile learning for development (ML4D)

Facilitators: Dr Niall Winters
Twitter: @nwin #ml4d

The podcasts and lecture notes linked from this page are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

This week we will focus on mobile learning for development (ML4D). This is a relatively new and emerging area of research and application, which I find very interesting.

The week will be structured as follows:

  1. A introductory "warm-up" activity
  2. A short review of mobile learning, based on what we've discussed during week 1
  3. A discussion on what we mean by mobile learning for development
  4. A critical review of a ML4D project using our conceptualisation of mobile learning as a framework for analysing the project

Facilitating Participation

In order to involve as many participants as possible, I've decided to structure our interactions asynchronously, in such a manner that the content can be accessed on a smartphone. This means that we will not have an elluminate session but instead I will record 2 short podcasts, upload associated slides and make extensive use of the Google Group.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this week, you will be able to:

  • Understand the role of mobile learning in developing regions
  • Identify and discuss keys issues and challenges of ML4D
  • Analyse existing projects

Please note that because of the limited time available, we will not be able to discuss development issues in any depth as this would require a separate course!

Part 1: Your ML4D "warm-up" activity

One project that has received a large amount of press attention over the past few years is the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) programme.

Part 2: A short review of mobile learning

  • Download the lecture slides [PDF]
  • Download the podcast [MP3] and please post any questions you may have to the discussion thread on the Google Group. Please listen to this while viewing the associated slides

Part 3: Mobile learning for development (ML4D)

Part 4: Reviewing ML4D projects

  • Task to follow on from the discussion from part 3

Planning an mLearning project

Some planning resources have been posted. Please feel free to add others.

For discussions this week, let's tackle these questions:

1. What do you really want to do with mobile learning?

2. What should every good plan contain?

3. What are the needs/opportunities in this area?

Seven-step Checklist (

1. Define Your Objectives

  • Why do you want a mobile learning project?
  • What unique result do you want to achieve?
  • How you will know when you have met your goals?
  • How will you evaluate your effectiveness?

2. Define Your Audience

  • For whom is your mobile initiative intended?
  • What user support do you need to provide?

3. Define Your Budget

  • What do you need to get the project done?
  • How are you going to fund it?
  • How long will you be able to sustain it?

4. Identify Your Instructional Strategies

  • Is it an interactive team / community network?
  • Is it a broadcast distribution framework?
  • Is it for formal learning programs or informal learning assets?
  • Who is going to produce the content (e.g. is it going to depend on community or commercially produced content)?
  • Where is the content going to reside?
  • Who is responsible for placing content in repository?
  • What content distribution methods will be used (e.g., web delivery, copyright, registration for use, charges, etc.)?
  • What content management mechanisms need to be in place?
  • How will you assess learning?

5. Identify Your Stakeholders

  • Who are your major stakeholders?
  • What will your stakeholders need to be successful?

6. Identify the Technology

  • Who will provide the service?
  • What kind of reception technologies will be used?
  • What content creation tools will be used?
  • What network will be used for distribution?
  • What security mechanisms will you have in place?
  • What kind of user interface will you use?
  • What user support will you provide?

7. Determine Intellectual Property

  • Who is going to own the work?
  • Who owns the right to content?

To get started, there is another list of questions more applicable for corporate and government at (Note these may need to be altered depending upon your sector/organization.)

What are we missing? What would you add or change?

Some interesting books shared in MobiMOOC2011

If you want to share resources, feel free to add them here or to bookmark to with the tag 'mobimooc'. (Thanks for the great suggestion Leo!)

Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Educators and Trainers (2005)
Agnes Kukulska-Hulme & John Traxler (Eds)
(Kindle Edition)

Augmented Learning: Research and Design of Mobile Educational Games (2008)
Eric Klopfer
(Available as ebook - not sure of format)

Toys to Tools: Connecting Student Cell Phones to Education (2008)
Liz Kolb
(Kindle Edition)
See also

Mobile Learning: Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training (2009)
Mohamed Ally (ed)
(whole book and individual chapters available as free pdf)

Work-Based Mobile Learning: Concepts and Cases (2011)
Norbert Pachler, Christoph Pimmer & Judith Seipold (eds)

Mobile Design & Developement (2009)
Brian Fling
(free to read online at

The Mobile Learning Edge: Tools and Technologies for Developing Your Teams (2011)
Gary Woodill

Designing mLearning: Tapping into the mobile revolution for organizational performance (2011)
Clark Quinn

Facilitator profiles of MobiMOOC2011

These are the facilitators of the course, they all are experienced mobile learning experts with their own specialties (work in progress).


Hi, I'm John Traxler, Professor of Mobile Learning and Director of Learning Lab in Shropshire, England

My topic within the course is the interactions and the dynamics between mobile learning, as an intiative conceived at the beginning of the century within and at the forefront of technolgy enhanced learning based in schools, colleges and universities, and a mobile connected society where knowledge, ideas and learning are generated, fragmented and redefined chaotically.

I'm also a Founding Director of the International Association for Mobile Learning, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning and of Interactive Learning Environments. I'm n the Editorial Board of Research in Learning Technology and of IT in International Development. I was Conference Chair of mLearn2008, the world’s biggest and oldest mobile learning research conference and have guest edited three special editions of peer-reviewed journals devoted to mobile learning including Distance Education. I co-wrote a guide to mobile learning in developing countries and am co-editor of the definitive book, Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Educators and Trainers,

I'm john traxler on twitter, skype and most other media and channels

I'll be main facilitator on week 5

Hi, I am Inge 'Ignatia' de Waard and I work as an eLearning coordinator at the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Belgium. I am an all-round mLearner.
Topic within the course: introduction to mLearning and overall coordinator of the course
Short bio: I have been into formal eLearning from 1999, and informally before that. My main interest is mLearning, and moving into augmented learning as that is closely linked to mobile learning (camera driven). In the past I had many jobs, but I must say nothing has been as satisfactory as technology enhanced learning, so I am probably going to stick with that topic for some years.
Most relevant URL:
my blog:
Twitter: @ignatia
The week during which I will be the main facilitator: first week 2 - 8 April 2011
Something personal: I like to walk, I walk until I have some inspiration which basically means I sometimes walk for 50 km or more... and then take the bus back home. I also love skiing and running after my cats, through the garden, in search for mice.

Name- David Metcalf
Title- Director, Mixed Emerging technology Integration Lab (METIL), Institute for Simulation and Training, Univ of Central Florida
Topic within the course- Innovations in mobile learning and the application of novel learning theories. We'll explore the future of mobile learning together.
Short bio-
Dr. David Metcalf is a senior researcher at the Univ. of Central Florida’s Institute for Simulation and Training and a visiting researcher at Linnaeus University, Sweden. Dr. Metcalf explores leading edge innovations in mobile, learning, KM and other areas of business. He is the author of a book, mLearning: Mobile Learning and Performance. For a full vitae, visit:
Most relevant URLs- and
Twitter- @dmetcalf @mobilelearning @metilab

The week during which I will be the main facilitator: Week 4
Something personal- Like Inge, I have some of my best thought time on the road. I enjoy ultrarunning and any type of board sport- surfing, wakeboarding, snowboarding, skateboarding, etc. I spend most of my free time with my wife and two sons- playing sports and traveling.

Hi , I am Andy Black digital learning enthusiast I have experience of working in the field of K12 and vocational education and in the policy space. I have also written and presented extensively on emerging technology and specifically mobile technology . I have a long standing interest in using mobile as a tool to make learning more accessible and inclusive. Andy is co-founder of John Davitts Learning on the Beach linking learning outside with digital tools.
I have managed the research project undertaken by Bristol University looking at the implementation of the Wolverhampton Learning2GO and the Bristol Hand e-learning for three years at there time largest role out of handheld devices to learning in Europe .
I also sit on the expert steering group of the Molenet Project looking at Mlearning in Further Education (Tertiary).
Andy lives online via his blog
My raison d’être is “don’t forget the learners” and “flexibility is the key to the future”
I want to write a ebook titled what do when the kit doesn’t work apart from tell jokes. He thinks should blog more and get our more if that’s not a contradiction or at least a paradox .

The week during which I will be the main facilitator: week 6 mLearning for k12Saturday 7 ­ May - 13 May 2011:

Andy is passionate cyclist and chess player.

Twitter @andyb

Guest Presenter

Richard Sandford

Richard Sandford is an educational research consultant based in Singapore, helping teachers and students to design and prototype new technologies for learning. Previously, he was a senior researcher at Futurelab, an independent organisation in the UK dedicated to transforming teaching and learning, where he worked with educators, policy makers, academics and technologists to explore ways in which new forms of digital technology can be used to support formal and informal learning. While at Futurelab, he led the research and scenario development phases of the Beyond Current Horizons programme (, a foresight initiative funded by the UK government to investigate possible educational futures and their implications for current policy and practice.

His academic research focusses on mobility, play and digital games, and how these relate to learning: he has been invited to speak on these topics at events in the US, the UK, Europe, China and Singapore. Richard is a research fellow at the University of Bristol. He blogs irregularly at

Louise Duncan

Louise Duncan has been teaching in secondary schools in the Goulburn Valley of Victoria since 1988. She has taken a leading role in the implementation of many ICT programs. At Shepparton High School since 2003, Louise has implemented both ICT rich and personal learning curriculum. She led a team designing a new learning space and personal learning program which has been running successfully at the school for the past five years. The use of iPod touches within this program allowed for the exploration of personal mobile devices to improve student learning. As a result, Louise was awarded the Lindsay Thompson Fellowship in 2009. She was able to continue her research into mobile learning in the UK and US. Louise is part of a team of innovative educators from around Australia bringing the 'Slide2Learn' event to Shepparton High School in 2010 and the Sunshine Coast in 2011, to share best practice in mobile learning with teachers from across the country.

Dr. Niall Winters is a Senior Lecturer in Learning Technologies for Development at the London Knowledge Lab, Institute of Education, University of London. He works primarily in the field of Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D), where his main research interest is in the participatory design of mobile applications and activties for education in developing regions (with a particular focus on East Africa). The current focus of this work is the development of mobile social media for supporting the training of healthcare professionals. Niall holds a PhD in Computer Science (2002) from the University of Dublin, Trinity College and a BSc (D.Hons) in Computer Science and Experimental Physics (1997) from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He has held visiting research positions with the Everyday Learning Group at Media Lab Europe in Dublin, and the Computer Vision Lab at Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon.

The week during which I will be the main facilitator: Week 3 - m4d mobile learning for development (April 16th - 22nd, 2011)
Twitter: @nwin

Hello, I am Judy Brown and I currently work as a contractor in support of the Advanced Distributed Learning initiative in the US. I am retired from the University of Wisconsin and have been working in mobile learning in some form or another since 1996.
Topic within the course: Facilitator for week 2 on planning
Short bio: Judy Brown is an Education Technology Consultant who retired as the Emerging Technology Analyst in the Office of Learning and Information Technology (OLIT) at the University of Wisconsin System Administration in 2006. She has been involved in technology for learning for over 25 years and with mobile learning since 1996. Currently Judy has returned to work full-time and is the mobile learning lead with the ADL initiative. Judy served as a MASIE Fellow for the MASIE Consortium on mobile learning and is a frequent presenter at industry conferences and mobile learning workshops. She also coordinates the and sites.
Most relevant URL: I post a weekly mobile learning newsletter at and maintain the wiki at (with Jason Haag) at
I just started Mobile Learning News Site on ScoopIt! at
Twitter: @judyb
The week during which I will be the main facilitator: second week 9 - 15 April 2011
Something personal: We moved to Southern Texas to escape the winter cold of Wisconsin, so I have taken up some new hobbies, but am working full time remotely which requires frequent travel and virtual collaboration.

mLearning projects put in by participants from MobiMOOC2011

Let's share all of our (current) experiences!

We are all interested in projects, so let us all - as participants - share projects we are working with or on from our region (if you already have embarked in a mLearning project).
Please add your own anyone fancy creating a mash up Google map to locate these projects
Interested in
  • K12 project
  • tertiary education
  • Vocational education
  • Informal learning


Many details of mobile projects and other resources can be found by searching here
Sorry I don't have knowledge to do this myself.

the Netherlands

Mobiel Engels leren

Project of Kennisnet and schools and universities. To test the value of mlearing in primary schools (5-12 age)

Website with examples of mobile learning for primary school. Using smart phones. (use Google translator to read the site)

Frequentie 1500

Frequency 1550 is a mobile city game that uses GPS and UMTS technology to students in basic education of high school history to experience active rather than passive. Purpose of Frequency 1550 is that students in the context of the study of history to know the medieval city. In 2008, a 1550 spin award for the best gaming concept.


Learning2GO project

Learning2Go initiative is currently the largest collaborative mobile learning project for pupils in the UK. The initiative, co-ordinated by the e-Services team of Wolverhampton City Council, shows how successfully mobile learning can be used to give students access to ‘anywhere, anytime’ learning. Learning2Go is developing new ways of delivering exciting and motivating learning both in and beyond school.Phase 1 of the initiative began in 2003 with 120 devices in four schools. During phase 2 of the project, launched in the second half of the autumn term 2005, more than 1000 pupils and their teachers in 18 schools were involved. Phase Three began in October 2006 with an additional 1000 devices across all Key Stages. Phase Four 2008 sees a further rollout of over 1500 devices. This last phase includes devices rolled out within the "Computers for Pupils" initiative and the national MoLe Net scheme.

MoleNet Project

MoLeNET is certainly the UK’s, and possibly the world’s, largest and most diverse implementation of mobile learning. Approximately 40,000 learners and more than 7000 staff, in Further Education colleges, specialist colleges ans Schools have been involved in MoLeNET
The Learning and Skills Council (now Skills Funding Agency) and consortia led by Further Education colleges have together invested over £16+ million in MoLeNET. During the 3 years, 2007/8, 2008/9 and 2009/10 MoLeNET has funded and supported 104 mobile learning projects involving 147 Colleges and 37 Schools. All projects are supported by the MoLeNET Support and Evaluation Programme led by LSN.

SMS Disaster Simulation
This project doesn't have a website like the others. It was a small in house project for the University of Aberdeen Geography department, that used SMS as the delivery and response mechanism for a simulated disaster that Applied Geomorphology students had to role-play as consultants during.
The project won the award for innovation at the Scottish e-Assessment Awards 2010
You can see a poster about the project here
You can read published papers about the project here
You can see a slideshare presentation about the project here
(I'm afraid the presentation doesn't have a narrative, so it may not be as informative as it could be)



Great project in Australia headed by a great team of Australian educationalists working with Ipod touches and latterly Ipads , I would love a participants to add to this description of this project



Individual Project Development by Engaging Technology, ltd.
IOS MOBILE COURSE SUPPORT APP. Piloting in 2011 with undergraduate university class in US. On ITunes store.

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Sean Abajian's MobiMOOC project:
TEXT/CALL: +1 909-333-MOOC (that's 909-333-6662)
  1. tell us a little about yourself,
  2. your general location (so we can map it)
  3. share mLearning ideas/ mobimooc project updates

Mapping at:
So far we have 5 countries & 3 continents mapped of MobiMOOC participants sharing mLearning ideas.
Your feedback is most welcome. Based out of Los Angeles, CA @EdTechSean

Belgium and Peru

Mobile health for rural areas

(this project won the gold medal for excellence in learning from Brandon Hall in 2010).
This project offered a 3 month course on medical information for health care workers working with AIDS/HIV patients.

Trinidad and Tobago

This pilot project is geared towards implementing innovative mobile technologies to the fishing communities in Trinidad and Tobago to provide training as well as increase productivity in the industry and safety at sea. This pilot is has been developed using smartphones with an android platform.

New Zealand

MLearning Capability Project: Howick College 2010
Last year I researched part of the above project. It involved classes of Japanese, Geography, Food Technology, ESOL. Each subject used mobile technologies differently. For example, in Food Technology, junior students (approximately 13-14 year olds) used digitial cameras/phones to record the steps in making nutritious hamburgers,. They then turned this footage into short 'how to' videos that also covered food safety practices as an assessment. In geography and Japanese, students created their own content using Powerpoint, images, text, objects and narrated voice-overs turned into short movies exportd to their mobile devices (iPods, phones etc) that became important sources of data on their mobile devices. These files were useful for revision. Students and teachers were interviewed about the what, how, why, value. Key ideas about this trial were:
  • the more experienced the teacher, the more likely they were to experiment with mobile technologies because they had secure pedagogical practices and could cope if the technology failed. This runs counter to the accepted doxa that 'older' teachers were more resistant.
  • students liked having ubiquitous access to their own learning files, and shared files with ech other to increase their range of resources about specific content
  • students wanted to use the same principles in other subject areas
  • IT support staff who had pedagogical backgrounds were crucial
  • the pedagogical actions fo the teachers in designing the learning were also crucial.

Unitec, New Zealand mlearning:

Check out a prezi overview at
More resources at

Canada -

Drs Caroline Park (CNHS) and Richard Kenny (CDE) along with a clinical group at North Island College, have been involved with Mobile Technology for clinical supervision and pedagogy. Professor Mariann Rich (CNHS) is completing her PhD in Nursing at the University of Alberta studying faculty-student interaction in simulated clinical experience.
Program of research 2006 - Oct. 2011:
  • The feasibility of using mobile devices in hospitals, clinics and patient’s homes
  • The ease of use of the technology by nursing students and faculty
  • The perceptions of usefulness of the technology
  • Modeling mobile technology in nursing education on the FRAME (framework for rational analysis of mobile education) model
Kenny, R.F., Park, C. L., Van Neste-Kenny, J.M.C., Burton, P.A. & Meiers, J. (2009). Using Mobile Learning to Enhance the Quality of Nursing Practice Education. In M. Ally (Ed.), Empowering Learners and Educators with Mobile Learning. Athabasca, AB: Athabasca University Press.
Kenny, R. F., Park, C. L., Van Neste-Kenny, J. M. C. & Burton, P. A. (2009). Mobile Learning in Nursing Practice Education: Applying Koole's FRAME model. Journal of Distance Education, 23, 6, 75-96. (
  • A model of faculty supervision of nurses in clinical practice from a distance (indirect)
  • Returning pedagogy to the clinical practice via mobiile devices
  • Beginning investigation of Mobile Communities of Inquiry (CoI)

Park, C. L., Van Neste-Kenny, J., Burton, P. & Kenny, R. (2009, May). Connecting at the point of care: Indirect supervision in nursing education practice. CNIE 2009 (Canadian Network for Innovation in Education), Ottawa, ON.
Power Point presentation of this aspect:
  • Motivation to engage in mobile learning - self-efficacy
  • Appropriate faculty-student interaction via mobile devices
Kenny, R.F., Park, C.L., Van Neste-Kenny, J.M.C., & Burton, P.A. (2010). Mobile self-efficacy in Canadian nursing education programs .In XX & YY (Eds.), Proceedings of mLearn 2010, the 9th World Conference on Mobile Learning, Valletta, Malta.


Using mobiles for rural literacy and market information in Niger: Projet ABC / IMAC
Projet Alphabétisation de Base par Cellulaire (ABC), conceived of and spearheaded by Tufts University professor Jenny Aker, uses mobile phones as tools to aid in adult literacy acquisition in rural Niger.
Adult literacy in rural areas faces an inherent problem. In Niger, for example, there are no novels, newspapers, or journals in native languages like Hausa or Zarma. The 20% of Nigériens who are literate are literate in French. The vast majority of rural villagers have struggled to maintain their livelihoods since time immemorial without ever knowing how to read a single word. What's the point of literacy if there is no need for writen materials ?
Read the whole story here :


Using smartphones in primary school: An ongoing two year case study in a Swiss primary school (5th primary class) where the teacher and all pupils were equipped with a personal smartphone (Apple iPhone 3G). Students are allowed to use phone and internet services at no charge and to take home their smartphones after school. In this project the students have anytime and anywhere access to an internet connected computing device which can be used for reading, writing, calculating, drawing, taking photos, listening or recording audio and communicating. Does this setting help to achieve the goals of the official school curriculum? How do personal smartphones in primary school influence teaching and learning, especially weekly planning ("Wochenplanunterricht") and learning outside school?


Using Mobile Phones in a high school for learning languages - Mobile Generation.
PhD research concluded - Mobile Phone Appropriation as a Mediation Tool in Mobile Learning: Case Studies in Educational Context
Moura, A. & Carvalho, A. (2008). Mobile learning with cell phones and mobile flickr: one experience in a secondary school. In Sánchez, Inmaculada Arnedillo (ed.), IADIS International Conference Mobile Learning (mLearning) 2008. Algarve, Portugal,PDF.
Moura, A. & Carvalho, A. (2008). Mobile learning: teaching and learning with mobile phone and Podcasts. In 8th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, 2008 (ICALT 2008), Santander, Spain, 631-633 PDF
Moura, A. & Carvalho, A. (2009). Mobile learning: two experiments on teaching and learning with mobile phones. In R., Hijón-Neira (ed.), Advanced Learning. Vukovar, Croatia: In-Teh, 89-103 Online
Moura, A. & Carvalho, A. (2010). Twitter: A productive and learning tool for the SMS generation. In Cassie M. Evans (Ed.), Internet Issues: Blogging, the Digital Divide and Digital Libraries. Nova Science Publishers, 199-214.
Moura, A.& Carvalho, A. (2010). Mobile Learning: Using SMS in Educational Contexts. In Nicholas Reynolds e Marta Turcsányi-Szabó (Eds.), Key Competencies in the Knowledge Society. IFIP TC 3 International Conference, KCKS 2010. Brisbane, Australia, 281-291. Online

Moura, A. & Carvalho, A. (2009). Mobile phone appropriation and pedagogical mediation by students in educational contexts. In G. Packer, Mobile Learning Conference 2009 (MoLeNet): Research Papers. LSN: London, 13-25. Online - PDF.