Speaker: Prof. Agnes KUKULSKA-HULME (The Open University, UK)
Moderator: Dr. Daner SUN (The Education University of Hong Kong)
Curated by: APSCE Classroom, Ubiquitous and Mobile Technology Enhanced Learning (CUMTEL) SIG
Date: 4 July 2022 (Monday)
Time: 08:30-09:30 (GMT+1)
Register before 2 July 2022: https://apsce.net/webinar
The field of mobile learning has been evolving and diversifying over the past quarter century. There are now many varieties of mobile learning across the world, in formal education, in educational ‘experiences’, and in daily life. Different research and innovation agendas are driving its development. I will consider some of the agendas that have been shaping the global-yet-local field of mobile learning. I will also suggest a range of possible mobile learning futures. In the recent rush to adopt mobile learning approaches in education as a consequence of the Covid pandemic, new opportunities have been created but far too many learners are left behind. Recent projects at The Open University, UK, are exploring the learning experiences of disadvantaged and marginalized learners and those in low-resource settings. As members of regional or global mobile learning communities, one important question we should be asking is whether, collectively, we might strive for more equitable future learning scenarios. Mobile learning is now so diverse that it will not have one single future, however we could perhaps agree on and promote some principles and values that will shape mobile learning research and practices, such that many more people can benefit from it in the future.