IMCL2021 4–5 November 2021, Mediterranean Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece

IMCL2021 4–5 November 2021, Mediterranean Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece

Helen Crompton
Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA, USA

Mobile Learning: Integration Theories and a Social Ecological System Approach

Mobile devices can be used to push the boundaries of education to transform teaching and learning. However, mobile learning involves a nebulous blend of pedagogical approaches, content interactions, social interactions, and school cultures and traditions. This keynote will unpack mobile learning to provide concrete approaches and strategies for impactful mobile learning practices. Dr. Crompton will begin by delineating how mobile learning can go beyond traditional pedagogies. This is followed by research findings of factors that influence mobile learning integration, such as educator beliefs, resources, methods, and purposes. Next, integration frameworks, and a social, ecological systems theory will be presented that can be used to ensure educators are using mobile devices effectively with a system wide approach. Thus, providing a roadmap for transformative mobile learning approaches that use the mobile devices to their full potential.

The Speaker

Photo of Helen CromptonDr. Helen Crompton is an Associate Professor of Instructional Technology, Director of the Virtual Reality Lab and the Technology Enhanced Learning Lab (TELL), at Old Dominion University Virginia, USA. She is a highly experienced researcher, educator, author, and presenter in the field of educational technology. She draws from over 25 years in education and a PhD in educational technology and mathematics education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr Crompton was officially recognized as one of nine mobile learning experts in the world by the United Nations. She has received numerous awards in the USA and her home country England for her work in technology integration, including the SCHEV award for the Outstanding Professor of Virginia. She works as a consultant for the United Nations, advising and writing on technology in education. She also consults for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) in designing courses (tech integration, AI, and mobile learning) and coaching. Dr. Crompton has published over 150 papers on technology integration including writing publications for the United Nations and ISTE.

Dr. Crompton’s CV and further information can be found here

Marcus Specht
TU Delft, LDE-CEL, The Netherlands

Mobile Learning 2.0, Towards Added Value and Cross-Media Collaboration

The talk will highlight the educational affordances of mobile and wearable technologies and map them onto learning scenarios. The talk will illustrate several selected cases in which mobiity of the learner and the communication, collaboration, as also interaction have shown effects on the the learner’s performance, motivation, knowledge gain as also collaboration. TRhe notion of mobile learning will be enhanced towards the support across realities in mixed-reality and augmented reality scenarios in which students and learners collaborate across different media.

The Speaker

Photo of Marcus SpechtProf. Dr. Marcus Specht is Professor for Digital Education at the Technical University of Delft and Director of the Leiden-Delft-Erasmus Center for Education and Learning. He received his Diploma in Psychology in 1995 and a Dissertation from the University of Trier in 1998 on adaptive information technology. From 2001 he headed the department "Mobile Knowledge" at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology (FIT). From 2005 to 2018 he was Professor for Learning Technologies at the Open Universiteit Nederland and head of the Learning Innovation Lab. His research focus is on Computational Thinking, Learning Analytics, AI in Education, and Virtual and Augmented Reality for Education. Prof. Specht is an Apple Distinguished Educator and was President (2013-2015) of the International Association of Mobile Learning.

Important Dates

24 May 2021Submission of Special Session proposals
31 May 2021Extended:
Submission of: (i) structured abstracts (for full papers, short papers) for the main conference
31 May 2021Notification of acceptance for special Sessions notification and announcement
07 Jun 2021Notification of acceptance for abstracts for the main conference.
12 Jul 2021Extended:
Submission of:
(i) complete papers for all submission types
(ii) proposals for round tables, workshops, tutorials
29 Jul 2021Notification of acceptance
25 Aug 2021Late Paper submission
13 Sep 2021Extended:
Camera-ready due & author registration deadline
04 Nov 2021IMCL2021 Conference Opening


Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos,
IMCL General Chair
Michael E. Auer,
Steering Committee Chair

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