With the advent of mobile learning, specific initiatives, institutions, and individuals have emerged as innovation leaders in the field who may offer important information to those who follow.  In this section, information on journals, societes, conferences, initiatives, and policies is provided to guide those interested in the process of mobile learning innovation.

Mobile Adoption Planning Guide from the National Technology Leadership Summit 2011

This mobile adoption planning guide for educational institutions was created by participants in the Mobile Learning Strand at the National Technology Leadership Summit 2011 in Washington D.C.  The document addresses over 25 critical questions that mobile planning teams should consider as part of an overall mobile adoption strategy.


University of San Diego Mobile Technology Learning Center

The MTLC is designed to establish the university research environment of the future, while concurrently fueling innovation in K-12 education. Research projects focus on the applications of mobile learning devices to learning and tests new solutions in real-world contexts—schools. The MTLC involves collaborations with local PK-12 districts to test research findings and provide future teachers with unique teaching and research opportunities.

Additionally, the MTLC has announced that they will offer a Mobile Learning Certification Program for teachers and administrators.

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UNESCO Working Paper Series on Mobile Learning

Today there are over 5.9 billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide, and for every one person who accesses the internet from a computer two do so from a mobile device. Given the ubiquity and rapidly expanding functionality of mobile technologies, UNESCO is enthusiastic about their potential to improve and facilitate learning, particularly in communities where educational opportunities are scarce. This Working Paper Series scans the globe to illuminate the ways in which mobile technologies can be used to support the United Nations Education for All Goals; respond to the challenges of particular educational contexts; supplement and enrich formal schooling; and make learning more accessible, equitable, personalized and flexible for students everywhere.

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Mobile Learning Experience 2012

Interested in iPods, iPads, netbooks, laptops, tablets, web tools, and phones? Excited about mobile technology for teaching and learning? Want to connect with other K-12 educators and learn from their successes and challenges? Then join us at the Mobile Learning Experience.

 

(Conference has already taken place)

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