#ascilitemlsig @mattgbower mlearning chapter

Hot off the press, @mattgbower has published a book on SOTEL that includes a chapter on mobile learning, details from Matt:

  • New book just released “Design of Technology-Enhanced Learning – Integrating Research and Practice”
  • Includes chapter that conducts a comprehensive review of Mobile Learning (over one hundred references) to summarise the current state-of-the-art
  • Can download a sample chapter, the TOC and preface available online at http://bit.ly/DesignOfTEL
  • If interested in purchasing use promo code EMERALD30 at checkout for a 30% discount.

Announcing the inaugural #sotelnz Symposium: Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning http://sotel.nz



Inaugural Annual NZ Symposium

Manukau Campus of Auckland University of Technology

February 15th and 16th, 2018.

Presenting a showcase of student learning supported by technology


The main aim of this important event is to encourage passionate education practitioners from Higher Education, Schools and the education community to showcase the results of their work promoting Technology Enhanced Learning in student learning environments.

This is a timely event considering the recent announcement by the NZ Ministry of Education in relation to the digital curriculum.

This exciting showcase will provide a platform for both the beginner and expert practitioner to inform and enlighten colleagues and peers of the positive outcomes of technology enhanced learning

Showcasing and sharing knowledge, skills, innovations and results from evidence based practice, collaboration and co-operation will definitely be encouraged and supported.

There is a variety of presentation formats for the SoTEL2018 symposium. The submission and registration systems will be available from the Symposium Website   http://www.sotel.nz

The event has been designed to keep costs low so as many people as possible can attend without breaking their professional development budget.

Cost for the two day event, which includes refreshments each day is NZ$250 + GST; there are reduced costs for students and one day attendances.

It’s bound to be a great event, with opportunities to mix and mingle with your colleagues and be the first to see, hear and participate in activities and some stimulating presentations! .

Put the dates in your diary and encourage all your friends and colleagues to attend.

February 15th and 16th, 2018.

Breaking News: At the Symposium we will also be launching the SoTEL Research Cluster.



Mobile Learning in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region #ascilitemlsig

A new mobile learning book, published after almost 4 years in the making!

Mobile Learning in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region


Includes s chapter from some of the #ascilitemlsig @ATZ119 @guini_san @Dmulrennan @vernonrive @awithell

A Framework for Designing Transformative Mobile Learning


Cochrane, T., Antonczak, L., Guinibert, M., Mulrennan, D., Rive, V., & Withell, A. (2017). A Framework for Designing Transformative Mobile Learning. In A. Murphy, H. Farley, L. Dyson, & H. Jones (Eds.), Mobile Learning in Higher Education in the Asia-Pacific Region: Harnessing Trends and Challenging Orthodoxies (Vol. 40, pp. 25-43). Sinapore: Springer International.

Interested in #CMALT? Some research reports #ascilitemlsig

Here’s some recent research from surveys on TEL conducted across the UK and their support for CMALT and HEA accreditation alongside other strategies for supporting TEL in HE.

Walker, R., Voce, J., Swift, E., Ahmed, J., Jenkins, M., & Vincent, P. (2016). 2016 Survey of Technology Enhanced Learning for higher education in the UK. Retrieved from Oxford OX2 6NN: https://www.ucisa.ac.uk/-/media/files/publications/surveys/tel%20survey%202016_nov16.ashx?la=en

Flavin, M. (2016). Technology-enhanced learning and higher education. Oxford Review of Economic Policy, 32(4), 632-645.

Walker, R., Voce, J., & Jenkins, M. (2016). Charting the development of technology-enhanced learning developments across the UK higher education sector: A longitudinal perspective (2001–2012). Interactive Learning Environments, 24(3), 438-455.

University of Leeds. (2016). Blended Learning Essentials: Accreditation pathways.   Retrieved from https://www.alt.ac.uk/sites/alt.ac.uk/files/public/Guide_paths%20to%20accreditation_v9.pdf

Association for Learning Technology (ALT). (2015, March 2015). ALT Certified Membership (CMALT), UKPSF and recognition of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and accreditation of an institution’s staff development provision.   Retrieved from http://bit.ly/2a9DljX

McDowell, J., Raistrick, A., & Merrington, J. (2013). Enhancing institutional practice through CMALT accreditation. Paper presented at the ALT-C 2013 – Building new cultures of learning, University of Nottingham, UK. http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/19914/

AJET Special Issue on mobile AR & VR #ascilitemlsig

We have received 10 submissions for the AJET special issue call for papers on mobile AR & VR and these are currently under review – we will accept quality late submissions but only for a short while. Will keep all posted re the progress of the special issue. Thanks to @Helssi & @mkearneypost for their help on this SI.