University to host mobile learning workshop in Kazakhstan

The three day event aims to share research and expertise in the area of mobile learning, which involves devices such as MP3 players, laptops and tablets. 

The workshop, from 11 to 13 February 2015, will take place in Almaty, Kazakhstan and is funded by the British Council.

Twelve UK-based researchers in the area of mobile learning are being sought to participate in the workshop, which aims to showcase projects and initiatives from the UK and create strategies for implementation in Kazakhstan.

Professor in Mobile Learning, John Traxler, is a leading expert in the area. He said: “The workshop aims to combine British experience with the possibilities mobile learning offers for Kazakhstan. Mobile learning has the power to transform the education experience for children and young people in the country, providing access to online sources and global information.

“We are looking for contributions from early career researchers based in UK universities who have looked at areas of mobile learning such as language and culture, the challenges it poses and future directions and technologies.”

The workshop has been organised in collaboration with Almaty Management University. As well as contributions from early career researchers, there will be insights from experienced mentors and from the British Council.

An early career researcher is someone who is a currently enrolled PhD student or has completed a PhD in the past 10 years.

Application forms for people with research experience in mobile learning or a related field are available from: Ellen.Bagley@wlv.ac.uk. The deadline for applications to be submitted is 18 December 2015.

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For more information please contact Vickie Warren in the Media Relations Office on 01902 322736.

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