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Friday, February 02, 2007

AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF FACTORS INFLUENCING M-LEARNING SUCCESS | from AllBusiness.com

There is a lot of interesting data in this report:

AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF FACTORS INFLUENCING M-LEARNING SUCCESS Management from AllBusiness.com

The measure of m-learning success is important to understand the value of management actions and investment in m-learning. Focusing on technology aspects of m-learning, no research has been done in m-learning success factors from the user's perspective. The objective of this study is to investigate key determinants of m-learning success perceived by users. Potential determinants of m-learning success are inferred from the general characteristics of m-learning system, the literature in Information System (IS) success and expert interviews. The potential factors are grouped into system quality, contents quality and service quality. User satisfaction construct is used to measure m-learning success. The questionnaire is used to assess the satisfaction of users who had recently purchased learning products from m-learning vendors. The data collected by questionnaire were analyzed to check the validity of constructs. Then hypotheses describing the relationships between the identified constructs and user satisfaction were formulated and tested.

The rapid development of information and
communication technologies (ICT) has led to the increased use of ICT in instruction and learning (8). The convergence of the mobile devices with existing educational technologies provides learners with greater flexibility by making learning available and accessible. The term m-learning is coined to describe the convergence of mobile technologies with e-learning. The development of m-learning products and the provision of
mlearning opportunities are expected to be rapidly expanding. In
business, for example, the importance of m-learning has
been raised as many companies look into mobile technologies to support mobility of their
Knowledge Management (KM) activities. The use of ICT facilitates knowledge sharing and cooperative learning among KM participants (24, 30).

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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

IADIS Mobile Learning 2007: Call for Papers

IADIS Mobile Learning 2007: Call for Papers


Topics:

  • What is Mobile Learning?
  • How to Enhance the Experience without Interfering With It?
  • Affective Factors in Learning with Mobile Devices
  • How Can We Address the Conflicts between Personal Informal Learning and Traditional Classroom Education?
  • Evaluating Mobile Learning: What are Appropriate Methods for Evaluating in Mobile Environments?
  • How Should Learning Activities Using Mobile Technologies be Designed to Support Innovative Educational Practice?
  • How Can We Integrate Mobile Devices with Broader Educational Scenarios?

Types:

  • Full Papers – These include mainly accomplished research results and have 8 pages at the maximum (5,000 words).
  • Short Papers – These are mostly composed of work in progress reports or fresh developments and have 4 pages at maximum (2,500 words).
  • Reflection Papers – These might review recent research literature pertaining to a particular problem or approach, indicate what the findings suggest, and/or provide a suggestion - with rationale and justification - for a different approach or perspective on that problem. Reflection papers might also analyze general trends or discuss important issues in topics related to Mobile Learning. These have 4 pages at maximum (2,500 words).
  • Posters / Demonstrations – These have one page at the maximum (625 words) besides the poster itself (or demonstration) that will be exposed at the conference.
  • Tutorials – Tutorials can be proposed by scholars or company representatives. A proposal of maximum 250 words is expected.
  • Panels – Discussions on selected topics will be held. A proposal of maximum 250 words is expected.
  • Invited Talks – These will be made of contributions from well-known scholars and company representatives. An abstract will be included in the conference proceedings.
  • Doctoral Consortium - A Doctoral Consortium will discuss in group, individual projects and on going work of PhD students. Prospective students should send a report of their PhD projects and work so far with a maximum of 4 pages (2,500 words).
  • Corporate Showcases & Exhibitions – The former enables Companies to present recent developments and applications, inform a large and qualified audience of your future directions and showcase company’s noteworthy products and services. There will be a time slot for companies to make their presentation in a room. The latter enables companies the opportunity to display its latest offerings of hardware, software, tools, services and books, through an exhibit booth.

For further details please contact the publicity chair - ml-sec@iadis.org.


Important Information:

  • Submission Deadline: 26 February 2007
  • Notification to Authors: until 27 April 2007
  • Final Camera-Ready Submission and Early Registration: Until 18 May 2007
  • Late Registration (first call): After 18 May 2007
  • Conference: Lisbon - Portugal, 5 to 7 July 2007