The Evolution of Mobile Learning

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  • Dynabook

    Dynabook
    Alan Kay and his colleagues in the Learning Research Group at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) propose the Dynabook as a book-sized computer to run dynamic simulations for learning. The Dynabook was an idea, rather than a product, but we see many of its key concepts in contemporary mobile learning.
  • Microwriters in Infant Schools

    Microwriters in Infant Schools
    High, J., & Fox, C. (1984). Seven-year olds discover Microwriters. Implications for literacy of autonomous and collaborative learning i n the infant classroom. English in Education, 18(2), 15.
    June 1984.
  • Wireless Coyote

    Wireless Coyote
    Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT) in partnership with Orange Grove Middle School of Tucson, Arizona, used mobile computers connected by wireless networks for the 'Wireless Coyote' project.
  • Learning with portable computers

    Learning with portable computers
    Paper by John Gardner, Hugh Morrison, Ruth Jarman, Clare Reilly and Helena Mcnally, published in Computers & Education Volume 22, Issues 1–2, January–February 1994, Pages 161–171
  • Using mobile computing to enhance field study

    Using mobile computing to enhance field study
    Paper by Robert Rieger and Geraldine Gay, presented at

    CSCL '97: Proceedings of the 2nd international conference on Computer support for collaborative learning
  • Becta Project - Multimedia Portables for Teachers

    Becta Project - Multimedia Portables for Teachers
    Harrison, C., Youngman, M., Bailey, M., Fisher, T.,
    Phillips, R., & Restorick, J. (1998). Multimedia Portables for Teachers Pilot Project Rep ort Coventry: British Educational
    Communications and Technology Agency (Becta).
  • The design of personal mobile technologies for lifelong learning

    The design of personal mobile technologies for lifelong learning
    Paper by Mike Sharples in Computers & Education
  • Palm Education Pioneer grants

    Palm Education Pioneer grants
    On October 25, 2000, SRI International, a nonprofit research and development organization, invited teachers in the fifty United States to apply for a Palm™ Education Pioneer (PEP) grant. The grant provides Palm computers for teachers and their students and evaluates innovative uses of Palm handheld computers in K-12 classrooms.
  • PDAs in the classroom in Chile

    Personal digital assistants in the classroom: an experience
    Patricio Rodríguez, Miguel Nussbaum, Gustavo Zurita, Ricardo Rosas, Francisca Lagos
  • “Developing the Mobile Learning Business”- Opportunities for adding personalisation to anytime and anywhere learning?

    “Developing the Mobile Learning Business”- Opportunities for adding personalisation to anytime and anywhere learning?
    The inaugural meeting of the European m-learning Forum
  • Hunting of the Snark project

    Hunting of the Snark project
  • Learning Unplugged:Using Mobile Technologies for Organizational Training and Performance Improvement

    Learning Unplugged:Using Mobile Technologies for Organizational Training and Performance Improvement
    The first authored book on mobile learning
  • HandLeR Project

    HandLeR Project
  • M-Learning Project

    M-Learning Project
    The M-Learning project was funded b y the European Fifth Framework programmets: to help young adults aged 16 to 24, who were disaffected learners and had not succeeded in the education system. The UK Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA) coordinated th e project, and participant
    organisations included universities and commercial companies based in the UK, Italy and Sweden
  • Mobilearn

    Mobilearn
    MOBIlearn was a worldwide European-led research and development project exploring context-sensitive approaches to informal, problem-based and workplace learning by using key advances in mobile technologies,which ran from 2002 to 2005
  • First WMUTE Conference

    First WMUTE Conference
    First IEEE International Workshop on Wireless and Mobile
    Technologies in Education (WMTE 2002) took place at Växjö University in Sweden
  • First Mobile and Contextual Learning Conference (mLearn)

    First Mobile and Contextual Learning Conference (mLearn)
    mLearn is the longest running international conference series on mobile learning, It is organised by the international Associaton for Mobile Learning (IAmLearn)
  • Frequency 1550

    Frequency 1550
  • Mobile Learning:A Handbook for Educators and Trainers

    Mobile Learning:A Handbook for Educators and Trainers
    The first edited book on mobile learning
  • First IADIS Mobile Learning Conference

    First IADIS Mobile Learning Conference
    IADIS Mobile Learning is an international conference series, hosted in Europe. This conference series was inaugurated in Malta in 2005 and is the longest standing annual international mobile learning conference after MLearn
  • COLLAGE and AMULETS projects

    COLLAGE and AMULETS projects
  • Savannah

    Savannah
    Augmented reality game from FutureLab in Bristol, where learners act out the roles of lions on the African Savannah
  • MoLeNET Project

    MoLeNET Project
    The UK's MoLeNET (Mobile Learning Network) Project used an investment of some £16 million from the Learning Skills Council to set up further education projects that engaged some 7,000 teaching staff, 1,000 technicians and more than 70,000 learners – all over three years.
  • IJMLO

    IJMLO
    First issue of the International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation
  • IAmLearn

    IAmLearn
    The International Association for Mobile Learning (IAMLearn) was officially founded at mLearn 2007 in Melbourne, Australia,
  • First mobile learning apps for ios and Android

    First mobile learning apps for ios and Android
  • Free mobile learning books

    Free mobile learning  books
    Mobile Learning: Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training, edited my M. Ally, and JNew technologies, new pedagogies: Mobile learning in higher education, rdited by Herrington, Herrington, Mantei, Olney and Ferry both published free on-line
  • IJMBL

    IJMBL
    First issue of the Interntaional Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning
  • UNESCO Mobile Learning

    UNESCO Mobile Learning
    First UNESCO Symposium on Mobile Learning at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris
  • Mobi MOOC

    Mobi MOOC
  • 1st International Mobile Learning Festival

    1st International Mobile Learning Festival
    The 1st International Mobile Learning Festival was held in Hong Kong in 2014
  • First IAmLearn ebook published

    First IAmLearn ebook published
    The International Association for Mobile Learning sponsored an ebook launched at the 16th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning
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    Mobile Learning Lifespan