Organising International Conference and Exposition on Mobile learning, elearning and educational technologies in October 2012 in Singapore. Would like to contact speakers, exhibitors. Check out http://Www.mobilearnAsia.com.
Hi Patrick, I would be interested to hear about the mobile learning conference. Do you have any further information? Best, Katie
Hi Catherine, We’ll be updating the website with new information on speakers etc in the next few days. But here are some additional information in the meantime:
The MobiLearnAsia Conference in Singapore (Www.MobiLearnAsia.com) would be featuring some 25 speakers from US, Europe and the Asia Pacific. This conference is a first in Singapore and is targeted at countries in the Asia-Pacific region. We are expecting some 500 attendees from Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Australia and India. The conference addresses the impact and pervasiveness of mobile devices and technologies and the way they are transforming the way we learn, teach, co-create learning, assess and engage learners in education. It will also explore the ways corporations are leveraging mobile learning in employee training, product training and customer service.
The audience comprises people from education as well as the corporate and government sectors. Some of the education institutions and corporations that have agreed to speak in the conference include The Ministry of Education of Singapore, Singtel, Samsung, Singapore Management University, GP Strategies, Intuition, Pearson Education, Melbourne University, The university of New South Wales, University of Western Australia, Woverhampton University and Leicester University. So far, 10 universities, 11 corporations and a number of colleges have committed to speak at the conference. We expect to have another 10 speakers from corporations and governments in the region.
The first keynote speaker would feature Sir Michael Barber, who is currently Chief Advisor to Pearson Education and the Executive Director for Efficacy at Pearson. In the past, Sir Michael served as a partner and head of the global education practice at McKinsey, was an advisor to UK Prime Minister Tony Blair on Education and Public Services and a global expert on education reform and implementation of large-scale system change. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Michael_Barber.
Besides 2 keynote speeches, there would be 3 tracks of concurrent talks: 1) Strategies for Mobile Learning, Best Practices and Case-Studies, 2) Tools, Technologies and Platforms, and 3) Pedagogy, Design, Delivery and Implementation of Mobile Learning. The exhibition would feature software, tools, technologies and platforms in mobile learning such as rapid authoring tools, learning management systems etc. Technologies that have been deployed in mobile learning that would be addressed at the conference would include location-based systems, image-recognition technologies, augmented reality, user-interface design, simulation and gaming for learning.
There is a also an exhibition and a post-conference series of one-day workshops on various topics. Workshop topics include “Developing an effective Pedagogy & Learning Methodology for Mobile Learning”, “Fundamentals of Effective Mobile UI Design”, “Designing and implementing interactive mobile learning using location-based and image-recognition technologies”, etc.
Please let me know if you are interested in the event in any way. You may email me at: email@example.com.