This website, hosted by the Learning Technology Center in the College of Education at The University of Texas at Austin, is designed to be a central point of access to the wide range of research, projects, and other resources related to the use of mobile technologies in learning environments. As it continues to grow and expand, the site will address issues of interest to researchers, practitioners, and educational leaders. The types of resources provided through the Mobile Learning Portal include a large collection of research articles; a listing of journals related to mobile and educational technologies; a repository of information about new and ongoing mobile learning initiatives; and a collection of the institutional, state, and national policies that will impact the future directions of this emerging field.
The Mobile Learning Portal is very much a work in progress. Initial rollout of the site framework is set for early May, 2010, and during the weeks that follow, we will be tweaking the site's mobile interface to work well with the broad range of devices and screen sizes available today. Over the next few months, the content will continue to grow at a rapid pace, and we will add a number of new features that make it easier to find information quickly. After the site is fully populated and the sorting functions are complete, visitors will be encouraged to share knowledge their knowledge and experience with peers using a number of new ICT tools that leverage the benefits of social media and Web 2.0 technologies. We invite you to subscribe to our RSS feed to follow the progress of the project.
For more information about the team behind the Mobile Learning Portal, please click on the About Us link at the top left of the page. The Learning Technology Center is also involved in a number of other collaborative projects related to mobile technologies and their use in educational settings. To learn more about the collaborative projects, please visit the LTC Initiatives section of this site or contact Karen French, the coordinator of the LTC's IDEA Studio.
Finally, we invite you to suggest additional resources to include and give us feedback on our site using the Recommendations form at the bottom of each page.