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As a fourth year doctoral candidate, in addition to having completed comprehensive examinations and prospectus and working on the dissertation, my thoughts are also turning towards the job market and securing that first academic position. This purpose of this blog is to chronicle the trials and tribulations of completing my Ph.D. and finding that first job.

Monday, February 05, 2007

mLearn 2007: First call for papers - Making the Connections

A message from HJvdM (vdmerwe@netactive.co.za) to Instructional Technology Forum (ITFORUM@listserv.uga.edu).

Call for Submission

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mLearn 2007: Making the Connections

16-19 October 2007, Melbourne AUSTRALIA

http://www.mlearn2007.org

IMPORTANT DATES

Submission deadline: 1 June 2007

Final formatted papers: 30 Aug 2007

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We invite contributions to mLearn 2007, the sixth international conferences on mobile learning. mLearn aims to stimulate critical debate on and research into theories, approaches, principles and applications of mobile learning. Submissions are invited for:

- Long papers (8 pages)

- Short papers (4 pages)

- Workshops (2 pages)

- Posters, Panels & Showcases (500 words)

- Doctoral Consortium (4 pages)

This conference is a forum for exploring innovative approaches to quality education and training by means of current and emerging mobile technologies.

We welcome contributions from researchers, developers, training professional and educators from: higher education institutions; training providers; research organisations; community and voluntary organisations; schools; learning and skills councils; education authorities; computer and mobile device manufacturers and service providers; government departments; libraries and museums.

The focus of the conference is about the use of mobile technology for making connections in a rapidly changing educational environment and social networking world.

Topics for submission include, but are not limited to:

- mLearning and mobile technology applications in teaching and learning

- mobile technology to support open and distance learning (ODL)

- assessment techniques and practices in mLearning

- design and development of material for mLearning

- informal, life based and lifelong learning with the aid of mobile technology

- building and implementing mLearning strategies in public and private organisations

- effective and efficient management of mLearning processes

- creating interactive and collaborative mLearning environments

- the impact of emerging hardware and software for mLearning

- innovation in learning theory and pedagogy

- social and ethical issues of mLearning

- mLearning for community based styles of networking and communicating

An edited, peer-reviewed post-conference publication will include a selection of invited papers from the influential submissions.

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mLearn 2007

16-19 October 2007, Melbourne AUSTRALIA

http://www.mlearn2007.org

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