Special Issue "Mobile Learning"

A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2018)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Maria Uther

Department of Psychology, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Winchester, Sparkford Road, Winchester SO22 4NR, UK
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Interests: user-interface design for mobile devices; pedagogy and mobile learning; mobile language learning; speech technologies

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue, “Mobile Learning”, addresses the increasing popularity of mobile devices and their potential for developing learning. As mobile technologies are constantly changing and increased capabilities rapidly developing, it is timely to consider the technical and practical issues in implementing learning applications for mobile devices. In a changing landscape in which mobile device ownership rivals fixed PCs, it is critical that we understand and study more about their capability in education.

With these considerations in mind, articles are welcomed for inclusion in this Special Issue that: (1) provide empirical evidence on the efficacy of mobile devices for learning applications; (2) showcase novel uses or technical developments for mobile devices in learning; (3) review pedagogical and user interface design considerations and develop theories around the design of mobile learning applications; (4) interface mobile technologies with other technologies to enhance learning (e.g., speech recognition, augmented reality, psychophysiological recording); and (5) offer examples of situated learning (e.g. using augmented/virtual reality technology) with mobile devices. The above topics are indicative and we would also welcome any papers relating to mobile learning that do not immediately fit into the above categories.

Suggested timeline:

January 31st 2018: Preliminary abstracts due
February 14th 2018: Decisions on preliminary proposals emailed to authors
May 31st 2018: Invited full papers due. 

Prof. Dr. Maria Uther
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • mobile learning
  • augmented reality
  • situated learning
  • pedagogical theories of mobile learning
  • user-interface design for mobile learning

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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