CIDER session on mobile learning, Oct. 6

We would like to invite you to the next presentation of our fall series of free online CIDER sessions. This session features a presentation and discussion with Marguerite Koole, Athabasca University, and Inge de Waard, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Belgium.

Title: Mobile Learning: Solutions and Challenges

In this session, Marguerite Koole and Inge de Waard will describe two mobile learning projects:

1. A project piloting a Java-based system called “MobiGlam”. Through MobiGlam, students accessed Moodle course modules on their mobile devices. Evaluations from this 2008 project highlighted some interesting challenges in the Canadian context.

2. A mobile learning project of the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium and the Institute of Tropical Medicine Alexander von Humboldt, Lima, Peru. Twenty physicians, deployed in urban peripheral HIV/AIDS clinics in Peru, used Smartphones with portable solar chargers to access 3D simulations of interactive clinical cases, discussion forums, and quizzes.

When: Wednesday, October 6, 2010, 11am-12pm MT (Edmonton)

Where: Online via Elluminate at:

International Conference on Learning – Mauritius

University of Mauritius, Mauritius
5-8 July 2011

The International Conference on Learning is for anyone with an interest in, and concern for, education at any of its levels and in any of its forms, from early childhood, to schools, to higher education and lifelong learning – and in any of its sites, from home to school to university to workplace.

In addition to a diverse group of plenary speakers, the conference will also include numerous paper, workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and researchers. We would particularly like to invite you to respond to the Conference Call-for-Papers. Presenters may choose to submit written papers for publication in The International Journal of Learning. If you are unable to attend the Conference in person, virtual registrations are also available which allow you to submit a paper for refereeing and possible publication.

In addition to organizing the Learning Conference, Common Ground publishes papers from the conference at, and we do encourage all conference participants to submit a paper based on their conference presentation for peer review and possible publication in the journal. Whether you are a virtual or in-person presenter at this Conference, we also encourage you to present on the Conference YouTube Channel. In addition, we publish books at in both print and electronic formats. We would like to invite conference participants to develop publishing proposals for original works, or for edited collections of papers drawn from the journal which address an identified theme. Finally, please join our online conversation by subscribing to our monthly email newsletter, and subscribe to our Facebook, RSS, or Twitter feeds at .

The deadline for the next round in the call for papers (a title and short abstract) is 17 September 2010. Future deadlines will be announced on the conference website after this date. Proposals are reviewed within two weeks of submission. Full details of the conference, including an online proposal submission form, are to be found at the conference website – .

We look forward to receiving your proposal and hope you will be able to join us in Mauritius in July 2011.