Thursday 13 January 2011

What are priority #mLearning #research topics? Answers from mLearn experts

Conferences are always a great way to learn, but sometimes the ideas and knowledge gathered there stays located to the participants. To try and get some of the knowledge on mobile learning out to all of us, I recorded some small videos with my mobile device. I asked 8 people to give me feedback, but due to the quality of the recordings only 5 were editable.

In this video you will see Herman Van der Merwe (Dean of the North West University in South Africa), Agnes Kukulska-Hulme (from the Open University in the UK, and currently IAmLearn president), John Traxler (Director of the Learning Lab and Professor of Mobile Learning at the University of Wolverhampton), Riitta Vanska (senior manager at Nokia), and David Metcalf (Institute for Simulation and Training University of Central Florida), they give their view on mobile priority research topics.

Some of the topics they mentioned as mLearning research topics of interest:

- mobile assessment
- collaborative learning
- enhancing communication and learning
- calculus
- peer learning
- location based learning
- health care and mobiles
- mobile games and learning
- language learning via mobiles
- broaden the mLearning horizons: picking up missing fields
- sustainability of mobile projects
- researching mobile research
- augmented reality
- teachers and mLearning
- researching new technologies in connection with mLearning
- applying technologies to holistic learning solutions