IAmLearn Newsletter

The IAmLearn Newsletter is a roundup of the latest news within the area of mobile learning. If you have something to share use our contact page to let us know!

Exciting news, as IAmLearn members launch two new eBooks this week!

IAmLearning: Mobilizing and Supporting Educator Practice

We’re excited to announce that the eBook IAmLearning: Mobilizing and Supporting Educator Practice officially launches at mLearn 2017. The IAmLearning eBook is edited by Robert Power, Mohamed Ally, Dean Cristol, and Aga Palalas. It is the culmination of a project that started with a workshop at mLearn 2015, and features six chapters full of digital extras contributed by IAmLearn members. The only piece still remaining until we’re ready to publish is the final cover art! In addition to formally launching the eBook, the award for the best chapter will also be presented at mLearn 2017. The eBook will be available in an online, pdf, ePub, and MOBI format as of October 30, 2017, at https://iamlearning.pressbooks.com/


Mobile Learning in Schools

Mobile Learning in Schools cover

Jocelyn Wishart (J.M.Wishart@bristol.ac.uk)

The need to write the book Mobile Learning in Schools, which is soon to be published by Routledge, arose as a result of my interest in using mobile devices such as PDAs (early Smartphones) and digital cameras to support trainee teachers with learning, teaching and recording their practice for assessment. However, many of the trainees were reluctant to use such gadgets when pupils’ own use of mobile phones was banned. Nowadays many schools worldwide have class sets of iPads or even issue the students with them on a 1:1 basis. Phones though, even the current multi-tasking Smartphones that can record data and images, access multimedia tutorials and support many educational activities are still banned for easy Internet access has become associated with disruption and cyberbullying.

Thus, in many areas, we are not making good use of the potential of mobile devices in supporting learning. This book, informed by my experiences with you all, as colleagues in the International Association of Mobile Learning, over the last decade or so, is my attempt to set out the case for using mobile devices in schools. It directly addresses associated controversies such as cheating and cyberbullying in the hope that through developing their understanding these issues, teachers can learn to manage mobile learning in schools effectively and with confidence.

The book is was released October 9, with an official book launch celebration at mLearn 2017!

Mobile Learning in Schools