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Here, I will discuss topics, and current trends on open, online, flexible and technology enabled/enhanced learning (OOFAT), including Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC), Open Educational resourses (OER), Open Educational Practice (OEP, and Open Educational Culture (OEC). In addition I will discuss current trends and news related to quality, innovation, serendipity, rhizome learning, agility, and leadership.

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M-Learn, Mobile and Contextual Learning

The 16th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning took place in  wonderful Cyprus, Larnaca, during 30 October - 1 November. Read more here

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I had a presentation on Towards a Framework and Learning Methodology for Innovative Mobile Learning: A Theoretical Approach, together with my co author Nicholas Ioannides, University of Nicosia, Cyprus. Please see my slideshare Ossiannilsson, (EbbaOssian) and also our paper in the M-learn Procedings, pp 39-46, edited by Fernando Loizides, George Papadopoulos, Nicos Souleles

 There were two really interesting keynotes during M-Learn 2017

  • The last 20 years of mobile learning: signposts of the past, present and future, Dr Teemu Leinonen, and 
  • M2 Learning: Mindful Mobile Learning, Dr. Agnieszka (Aga) Palalas

IAmLearn's first open access eBook is now free available! 

Access IAmLearning: Mobilizing and Supporting Educator Practice (and share far and wide!) at: https://iamlearning.pressbooks.com/

What is M-learn and what are they doing
mLearn is the leading international conference on mobile and contextual learning and attracts participants from more than 60 countries annually to the conference. mLearn 2017 provides a forum for researchers, policy makers, professionals and educators from higher education, school education and vocational education, government departments, industries and international organisations as well as IT developers and solutions providers to share knowledge, research and practices and debate critical issues pertaining to sustainable futures for mobile learning. 

The overarching conference theme is 'mLearning and Design for Social Change and Innovation'. Higher education institutions are called upon to provide for the competencies and skills that foster design for social change and innovation. In addition, knowledge and skills alliances are encouraged by funding bodies to cultivate, share and disseminate competencies that foster social entrepreneurship and innovation. However, little is known on how mlearning can facilitate this process, how it can contribute towards social change, innovation and entrepreneurship.

'mLearn 2017' will aim to stimulate critical debate on and research into theories, approaches, principles, applications, research, and the implementation of mLearning in a broad sense, as well as within the context of design for social change and innovation. It will provide an opportunity for academics, professionals, practitioners and doctoral students to share their knowledge, experience and research in the various areas where mLearning is applied as well as the connections with the conference theme.

The overall objectives of 'mLearn 2017' are:

  • To stimulate critical debate on and research into theories, approaches, principles and applications of various aspects of mLearning
  • To share local and international developments, experiences and lessons learned
  • To promote networking opportunities
  • To encourage the study and implementation of mobile applications in teaching and learning
  • To stimulate and assist personal professional development and the development of new skills for educators
  • To provide a forum for education and knowledge transfer
  • To facilitate dialogue, sharing and networking between diverse cultures with regard to the optimum use of emerging mobile technologies.
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Ebba Ossiannilsson is an e-learning expert and consultant with a range of research interests in the use of digital technologies for learning, teaching and research.
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