CIDER session on mobile learning

We would like to invite you to the next presentation in our series of free CIDER sessions. Our next session features a presentation and discussion with Professor Torstein Rekkedal and Aleksander Dye of NKI (Norwegian Knowledge Institute) Distance Education.

Title: Enhancing the Flexibility of Distance Education through Mobile Learning

In this presentation, Torstein Rekkedal and Aleksander Dye will introduce the NKI (Norwegian Knowledge Institute) Distance Education basic philosophies of distance teaching and learning and discuss the consequences for development of a learning environment supporting mobile distance learners. For NKI it has been a major challenge to design solutions for users of mobile technology who wish to study when on the move. The solutions must be designed in ways that allow both users and non-users of mobile technology to participate in the same course. This means finding optimal solutions for distributing content and communication in courses, independent of whether the students and tutors apply mobile technology or standard PCs for teaching or learning.

This presentation and the corresponding paper build on experiences from four European Union (EU) supported projects on mobile learning: From e-learning to m-learning (2000-2003), Mobile learning – the next generation of learning (2003-2005), Incorporating mobile learning into mainstream education (2005-2007) and the ongoing project, The role of mobile learning in European education (2006-2008).

When: Friday, May 9, 2008, 11am-12pm Mountain Daylight Time

Where: Online via Elluminate at:

Please make sure your Mac or PC is equipped with a microphone and speakers, so that we can use the Voice over IP functionality built into the web conferencing software. Please note that it is extremely important that you get your system set up prior to the start of the event. Please don’t wait until the day of the session to do this. Information on installing the necessary software and configuring your PC is available at in the “First Time Users” section.


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