Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Serious Games For Mobile and Contextual Learning?

IAmLearn - a new potential market for Serious Games apps

Via: Flux - Mobile Learning-Launch of International Association

The International Association for Mobile Learning (IAmLearn) was officially launched at mLearn 2007 in Melbourne, Australia.

IAmLearn is a membership association to promote excellence in research, development and application of mobile and contextual learning.

It assists the exchange of ideas and information amongst people in universities, educational institutions, the private sector, policy and funding organizations.

Activities include holding the annual mLearn conference, managing a website, and publishing materials to explore the use of mobile and pervasive technlogies for learning and new opportunities for learning in a mobile world.

IAmLearn was born out of mLearn, the annual international conference on mobile learning that moves from continent to continent each year. Each of the founding committee members has a long history with mobile learning and is committed to its growth and development at all levels of education.

IAmLearn will provide a focal point to collate and disseminate new research, new practices, changing knowledge and exploration of technology, pedagogy and infrastructure that underpins mobile learning in all its forms.

Members will have access to a 'members only' website and resources, and be given discounted rates for participation in mLearn events and activities. Events may be local or international, and by means of technology or face to face.