Presentation “The ‘Network for Mobile Learning Scenarios’. A network for developing and distributing mobile learning practice.”

On Monday, February 23rd, 2015, I held a presentation as part of our LMLG Workshop at UNESCO Mobile Learning Week. Focus was on our “Network for Mobile Learning Scenarios”, our public “Mobile Learning Scenarios Weblog” and our perspective on school development.

My slides are available here.
Further information about the event and our workshop can be accessed via this blogpost.

Public Mobile Learning Scenarios Weblog now on-line

This week, we launched our “Mobile Learning Scenarios Weblog” (hosted by the LMLG, and part of the “Network for Mobile Learning Scenarios”). People interested in letting teachers, researchers and policy makers know about their mobile learning practice in formal and informal learning contexts are invited to submit their scenarios. Please spread the word!

As the page is quite new and we just started to submit content, the number of scenarios is still low. However, we hope to get submissions soon and will be able to provide a rich resource for people interested in mobile learning practice.

For practitioners who want to realise mobile learning, but need a bit support are invited to use our template for planning and evaluating mobile learning scenarios. It is available in English and German language.


Interested in the aims of the Scenarios Weblog? This is what I copied from the page:

“The Network for Mobile Learning Scenarios, which is a sub-network of The London Mobile Learning Group (LMLG;, offers this page aiming to provide a rich resource of mobile learning practice for teachers, researchers, and policy makers.
For the Network, mobile learning is centred on the use of handheld technologies, such as Smartphones, iPods, tablet computers and the functions or apps utilized on these devices to augment and enhance learning objectives and activities. Mobile learning is, especially, the use of these devices beyond the classroom taking learning into the wider landscape, engaging with cultural and social institutions, field studies, networks or experts, as well as considering mobile technologies as part of users’ lifestyle choices and for media consumption, different social contexts and milieus in which people are learning, and the different demands of educational institutions and their policies.
The aim of the ‘Network for Mobile Learning Scenarios’ is to provide perspectives for the implementation of mobile technologies in teaching and learning contexts, be they formal or informal, during school or leisure, at work or at university, by providing ‘scenarios’ for learning and teaching. In contrast to large-scale projects scenarios can be understood as modular units which are replicable, scalable and transferable and apply to the use in specific learning situations. Part of the Networks’s work is the Mobile Learning Scenarios blog that was created to publish examples of mobile learning in current educational practice. It was designed by a pan-European collective of academic researchers wishing to disseminate these examples (scenarios) as both support for teachers and institutions in varying educational contexts and levels and to stimulate further research. The Network embraces the opportunity and potential of mobile technology as the basis of a Community of Practice. As such, we encourage open participation. A strong community learns together by virtue of its activity, so we welcome submissions from practitioners to showcase their use of mobile technologies to enable understanding of the significant experiences, and affordances, of mobile learning. Submissions to the blog facilitate the opportunity to share projects from international practitioners at all levels. This in turn helps to generate feedback, debate and stimulates further research into the paradigms that these dynamic technologies represent.”

Workshop at UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2015 accepted

We were notified about the acceptance of our proposal for a workshop at the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week 2015 at the end of 2014. The workshop will be held by members of the London Mobile Learning Group (LMLG) in co-operation with colleagues from the project. Focus will be on ‘how mobile technology is being used to improve educational opportunities for women and girls around the world’. The workshop will take place in Paris on Monday, February 23rd, 2015, from 14:30 to 17:30.
I am going to present our ‘Network for Mobile Learning Scenarios’ @ LMLG, including our soon-to-come public ‘Mobile Learning Scenarios Weblog‘.
Colleagues involved:

  • Norbert Pachler, UCL IoE, UK
  • Anna-Kaarina Kairamo, Aalto University, Finland
  • Miko Laakso, Aalto University, Finland
  • Thomas Strasser, PH Wien, Austria
  • Carlos González-Sancho, OECD, France
  • Ben Bachmair, UCL IoE, UK

Network for Mobile Learning Scenarios

Ende 2012 haben Norbert Pachler, Ben Bachmair und John Cook als Mitglieder der London Mobile Learning Group (LMLG; zur Mitarbeit am neu gegründeten “Network for Mobile Learning Scenarios” aufgerufen. Ziel dieser Arbeitsgruppe innerhalb der LMLG ist es, kleinschrittig planbare Einheiten zum Mobilen Lernen zur Verfügung zu stellen. Diese Mobile Learning-Szenarios sind gedacht, um von Lehrerinnen und Lehrern aller Schularten und Schulstufen zur Planung und Umsetzung von alltagsnahem Mobilem Lernen genutzt zu werden. Die Szenarios sind als Lerneinheiten und Modulbausteine innerhalb umfassend angelegter M-Learning-Projekte zu verstehen und folgen einem Leitfaden. Durch die Vereinheitlichung, die durch die Arbeit mit dem Leitfaden entsteht, ist die Replizierbarkeit, Übertragbarkeit und Skalierbarkeit von M-Learning-Praxis adressiert, die oft auch Hinderungsgrund für die Adaption von (best) practice ist.

Nach nunmehr einem Jahr Arbeit des Netzwerks, das in “hubs” organisiert ist und Mitglieder in Großbritannien, Deutschland, Österreich, der Schweiz und Italien hat, zeichnen sich erste Ergebnisse ab. So stehen mittlerweile drei Vorlagen für die Planung und Analyse von Mobile Learning-Szenarien zur Verfügung, die gerade in der Testphase auf ihre Handhabbarkeit in der Praxis hin überprüft werden und entsprechend noch nicht öffentlich verfügbar sind.

Für einen ersten Überblick über Ziele, Arbeitsweise und Mitglieder des Networks dient das folgende – im Prozess der Bearbeitung begriffene – Grundlagenpapier. Es ist bislang lediglich an dieser Stelle veröffentlicht. Updates zu Arbeitsergebnissen und Grundlagenpapier werden, sobald verfügbar, hier gepostet.

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Die London Mobile Learning Group (LMLG)

Als Mitglied der London Mobile Learning Group (LMLG) wurde ich gebeten, einen kurzen Beitrag zu den Aktivitäten und Zielen der LMLG zu erfassen. Da von der Redaktion letztlich jedoch ein anderer Schwerpunkt gewünscht wurde, habe ich beschlossen, den Artikel hier zu veröffentlichen:

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Keine Bildung ohne Medien – Kongress – Ergebnisse der Arbeitsgruppen

Die Ergebnisse der Arbeitsgruppen, die am gestrigen Donnerstag erarbeitet wurden, sind nun online verfügbar unter

Die Wordle-Cloud dazu sieht so aus (ungefiltert):

Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments

‘Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments’ Conference

Bremen (Germany) from Monday to Tuesday, March 21st to 22nd, 2011.

Conference Website:

The ‘Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments’ Conference, taking place in Bremen (Germany) from Monday to Tuesday, March 21st to 22nd, 2011, builds on a series of mobile learning research symposia hosted by the WLE Centre for Excellence at the Institute of Education, University of London between 2007 and 2009. It will focus on the challenges of developing new pedagogic approaches and on the potential of mobile devices for learning in formal and informal contexts. As mobile learning is not only about learning with mobile technologies, but also considered to be “new” learning, the conference will look at challenges for research and practice in understanding the changing social and technological structures allowing the use of technology for learning that are present in our personal lives, in school and in work places. Thus mobile learning crosses the boundary of institutional learning and looks at practical fields like research and medicine, too. Also, the conference will look at the latest developments in hardware and software which can support personalised learning.

By focusing on theory and practice, development and use, teaching and learning, formal and informal contexts, the ‘Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments’ Conference intends to offer spaces for researchers, practitioners, developers, the industry and policy makers to exchange ideas, experiences and research around issues and approaches to mobile learning, including sociological and educational issues and their effectiveness and desirability as learning spaces as well as the design of environments.

Whilst the conference includes a traditional research paper strand, we also encourage proposals for sessions in different formats including workshops, posters, cafe and debate sessions, videos, slideshows, podcasts, cartoons and hands on sessions. There will be a German language strand, so contributions in German are also welcome!
We will also provide opportunities for ‘unconference’ events, including the provision of spaces for informal meetings and discussions.

The number of participants is limited to 150. However, video contributions for loop-presentations during the conference from people who are not able to attend in person are welcome.

The ‘Mobile learning: Crossing boundaries in convergent environments’ Conference is preceded by the EduCamp, a specialised BarCamp for people interested in media and learning, which will take place in Bremen from March 19 to 20, 2011.
Pontydysgu will broadcast their show “Sounds of the Bazaar LIVE Radio Programme” live via internet.

3rd WLE Mobile Learning Symposium: Mobile Learning Cultures across Education, Work and Leisure

On March 27, 2009 the 3rd WLE Mobile Learning Symposium took place at the WLE Centre, IoE, London. I was – together with Norbert Pachler, Agnes Kukulska-Hulme and Giasemi Vavoula – organiser of this event.

We produced a lot of output such as the book of abstracts, slides and, as far as available, video recordings of the presentations which can be accessed via the old conference website.

I took the opportunity and presented MoLeaP (for the first time), as well as a methodology of researching mobile learning. Latter was developed for and applied to the analysis of mobile learning projects to make use of them for the development of the socio-cultural ecology of mobile learning (see e.g. Pachler, Bachmair & Cook 2010).


Towards a methodology of researching mobile learning

Towards a methodology of researching mobile learning
Towards a methodology of researching mobile learning


Mo-LeaP – The mobile learning projects database

Mo-LeaP – The mobile learning projects database



Mo-LeaP – The mobile learning projects database

Media Art Culture – Medienkultur mit Blick auf die documenta 12/Media Art Culture – media culture with reference to documenta 12

MAC CoverIm Anschluss an die internationale Ringvorlesung “Media Culture Art”, die ich anlässlich der documenta 12 organisiert habe, wurde das Buch zur Veranstaltung veröffentlicht, das gleichzeitig Festschrift zu Ben Bachmairs 65. Geburtstag sowie Band 1 der Kasseler Beiträge zur Erziehungswissenschaft wurde. In dem Buch finden sich Beiträge von Kollegen, mit denen wir in der Kasseler Medienpädagogik über Jahre hinweg vor allem innerhalb des internationalen Masterprogramms “European Master of Arts in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies” zusammengearbeitet haben.

Die Publikation, deren Herausgeberin ich bin und zu der ich das Vorwort beigesteuert habe, beinhaltet deutsch- und englischsprachige Beiträge und kann auf den Seiten der kassel university press eingesehen werden. Der Link findet sich unten.


Seipold, Judith (Hrsg.): Media Art Culture – Medienkultur mit Blick auf die documenta 12/Media Art Culture – media culture with reference to documenta 12. Festschrift für Ben Bachmair zum 65. Geburtstag. Kassel: kassel university press (Kasseler Beiträge zur Erziehungswissenschaft), S. 11-19. Online.

Seipold, Judith (2008): Medienforschung, Medienkultur und die documenta – von Bildung, Verantwortung und Partizipation. Vorwort. In: Seipold, Judith (Hrsg.): Media Art Culture – Medienkultur mit Blick auf die documenta 12/Media Art Culture – media culture with reference to documenta 12. Festschrift für Ben Bachmair zum 65. Geburtstag. Kassel: kassel university press (Kasseler Beiträge zur Erziehungswissenschaft), S. 11-19. Online.

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