20 May 2016

Call for papers: "Mobile Learning Applications and Strategies"

For a special issue of the International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation.

This special issue is aimed at publishing empirical studies related to mobile learning applications and strategies in various academic fields. The advancement of personal computing devices, from personal computers to mobile devices, has been gradually changing the landscape of technology-transformed learning. This practice facilitates the incorporation of one-to-one computing into modern education.

Meanwhile, mobile learning and applications open up numerous possibilities for the design and enactment of innovative teaching and learning models and the refinement of pre-existing models, such as perpetual and ubiquitous learning, personalised learning, authentic and contextualised learning, seamless learning, rapid knowledge co-construction, among others. Moreover, this realisation leads to the further empowerment of learners in deciding what, where, when, and how they will learn and develop new knowledge and skills, and whom they will learn with/from. After the initial hype, however, there have been various voices within the researcher community to reassess the theory and practice of one-to-one computing in the classroom and informal learning contexts. Such mobile learning research issues and topics are worth investigating with state-of-the-art technology and knowhow. In particular, feedback of students as well as investigation of instructors who conduct mobile learning in their blended learning courses are welcome.

Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Theory-driven mobile learning
  • Pedagogy of mobile learning and learning design
  • Cutting-edge constructions of mobile learning infrastructure
  • Government and school policies for mobile learning
  • Socio-cultural perspectives and implications of mobile learning
  • Teachers' professional development for transformation and refinement of pre-existing mobile learning models
  • Mobile learning applications for self-directed, collaborative and socio-constructivist learning
  • Seamless learning-driven theories, infrastructure, pedagogy, practices, parental and community factors
  • Mobile learning on special platforms, e.g., Learn Mode, Web 2.0 tools
  • Effective studies on Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) models
  • Comparative studies between one-to-one, many-to-one, one-to-many, many-to-many and/or hybrid course settings for mobile learning

Important Dates
Submission of manuscripts: 30 September, 2016
Notification to authors: 30 November, 2016
Final versions due: 31 December, 2016

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