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1 What is happening globally in terms of mobile libraries and mobile learning? Dr. Mohamed Ally Director and Professor Centre for Distance Education Athabasca University Canada New Zealand Presentation January 2010

2 Countries Presented Canada Canada United States of America United States of America Australia Australia United Kingdom United Kingdom South Africa South Africa Jordan Jordan Mauritius Mauritius Oman Oman United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Qatar Qatar Netherlands Netherlands Singapore Singapore Hong Kong Hong Kong The Hague The Hague Taiwan Taiwan South Korea South Korea Tunis Tunis Brazil Brazil Bahrain Bahrain Malaysia Malaysia Italy Italy

3 Universities Presented Cambridge University Cambridge University University of London University of London The Open University of the United Kingdom The Open University of the United Kingdom The Open University of the Netherlands The Open University of the Netherlands University of South Africa University of South Africa University of Mauritius University of Mauritius Sheik Zayed University Sheik Zayed University Dubai Police Academy Dubai Police Academy University of Pretoria University of Pretoria Open University of Malaysia Open University of Malaysia

4 Sample Conference Presentations World Conference on Mobile Learning World Conference on Mobile Learning International Mobile Collaborative Learning Conference International Mobile Collaborative Learning Conference International Federation for Training and Development Organization World Conference International Federation for Training and Development Organization World Conference International Council for Distance Education Conference International Council for Distance Education Conference World Summit on Information Society World Summit on Information Society International Conference of Open and Distance Education International Conference of Open and Distance Education American Society for Training and Development Conference American Society for Training and Development Conference International m-Libraries Conference International m-Libraries Conference Canadian Society for Training and Development Conference Canadian Society for Training and Development Conference Canadian Association of Distance Education Canadian Association of Distance Education European Union Information Society IST Conference European Union Information Society IST Conference Korean Educational Technology Association Conference Korean Educational Technology Association Conference

5 Academic and Service Activities President, International Federation of Training and Development Organizations (IFTDO) President, International Federation of Training and Development Organizations (IFTDO)International Federation of Training and Development OrganizationsInternational Federation of Training and Development Organizations Founding Director, International Association for Mobile Learning Founding Director, International Association for Mobile LearningInternational Association for Mobile LearningInternational Association for Mobile Learning Board Member, Canadian Society for Training and Development Board Member, Canadian Society for Training and DevelopmentCanadian Society for Training and DevelopmentCanadian Society for Training and Development

6 Academic and Service Activities(contd) Member of an international committee (Canadian Standard Association and ISO) to set standards for mobile learning Member of an international committee (Canadian Standard Association and ISO) to set standards for mobile learning Investigating the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to connect indigenous peoples around the world – Dialogue Between Nations Investigating the use of information and communication technologies (ICT) to connect indigenous peoples around the world – Dialogue Between Nationsindigenous peoples Dialogue Between Nationsindigenous peoples Dialogue Between Nations Edited a book on mobile learning Edited a book on mobile learningmobile learningmobile learning Edited a book on mobile technology in libraries Edited a book on mobile technology in librariesmobile technology in librariesmobile technology in libraries Currently editing a third book M-libraries: A virtual library in everyones pocket Currently editing a third book M-libraries: A virtual library in everyones pocket Chaired an international conferences on mobile learning and mobile libraries Chaired an international conferences on mobile learning and mobile libraries Edited a special issue of IRRODL on Mobile Learning Edited a special issue of IRRODL on Mobile LearningMobile LearningMobile Learning

7 Ally, M. (2009) Mobile Learning: Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training

8 M-Libraries: Libraries on the Move with Mobile Access

9 M-Libraries 2: A virtual library in everyones pocket Mohamed Ally and Gill Needham

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13 Mobile Learning Associations helped to form Malaysian Mobile Learning Association Malaysian Mobile Learning Association Latin America Mobile Learning Association (headquarter in Brazil) Latin America Mobile Learning Association (headquarter in Brazil) Sweden Mobile Learning Association Sweden Mobile Learning Association Greece Mobile Learning Association (in discussion) Greece Mobile Learning Association (in discussion)

14 Shaping the Future of Education Shaping the Future of Education The potential of mobile wireless technology in education is limitless. Now is your opportunity to get in on the discussion with worldwide representatives from primary, secondary and postsecondary education institutions, policy makers and executives from the wireless and education technology industries.

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16 World Bank

17 UN: Millennium Development Goals and Role of Mobile Technology

18 Millennium Development Goals: Role of Mobile Learning Goal 1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty Goal 1: Eradicate Extreme Hunger and Poverty Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education Goal 2: Achieve Universal Primary Education Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women Goal 3: Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality Goal 4: Reduce Child Mortality Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health Goal 5: Improve Maternal Health Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases Goal 6: Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability Goal 7: Ensure Environmental Sustainability Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development Goal 8: Develop a Global Partnership for Development

19 G1:1 Mohamed Ally, Athabasca University, Canada Mohamed Ally, Athabasca University, Canada Alice M. Agogino, University of California at Berkeley, USA Alice M. Agogino, University of California at Berkeley, USA Nicolas Balacheff, Laboratoire Leibniz, France Nicolas Balacheff, Laboratoire Leibniz, France Tom H. Brown, University of Pretoria, South Africa Tom H. Brown, University of Pretoria, South Africa Tak-Wai Chan, National Central University, Taiwan Tak-Wai Chan, National Central University, Taiwan Yam-San Chee, National Institute of Education, Singapore Yam-San Chee, National Institute of Education, Singapore Ran-Fun Chiu, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, USA Ran-Fun Chiu, Hewlett-Packard Laboratories, USA Pierre Dillenbourg, Swiss Federal Institute, Swiss Pierre Dillenbourg, Swiss Federal Institute, Swiss KWOK L F, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong KWOK L F, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Randy J. Hinrichs, Microsoft Corporation, USA Randy J. Hinrichs, Microsoft Corporation, USA Ulrich Hoppe, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany Ulrich Hoppe, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany Patrick Jermann, EPFL ¡V CRAFT, Switzerland Patrick Jermann, EPFL ¡V CRAFT, Switzerland Robert Lewis, Lancaster University, UK Robert Lewis, Lancaster University, UK Marcelo Milrad, Vaxjo University, Sweden Marcelo Milrad, Vaxjo University, Sweden Miguel Nussbaum, Universidad Catolica, Chile Miguel Nussbaum, Universidad Catolica, Chile Hiroaki Ogata, University of Tokushima, Japan Hiroaki Ogata, University of Tokushima, Japan Claire O' Malley, University of Nottingham, UK Claire O' Malley, University of Nottingham, UK Roy Pea, Stanford University, USA Roy Pea, Stanford University, USA Peter Reimann, University of Sydney, Australia Peter Reimann, University of Sydney, Australia Jeremy Roschelle, SRI International, USA Jeremy Roschelle, SRI International, USA Marlene Scardamalia, OISE/University of Toronto, Canada Marlene Scardamalia, OISE/University of Toronto, Canada Mike Sharples, University of Nottingham, UK Mike Sharples, University of Nottingham, UK Elliot Soloway, University of Michigan, USA Elliot Soloway, University of Michigan, USA

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21 Research on E-learning Methods in the Workplace Received a research grant to conducted research on different delivery methods in the workplace Received a research grant to conducted research on different delivery methods in the workplace Results were disseminated as follows: Results were disseminated as follows: Canadian Journal of University Continuing Ed. Journal (CJUCE) Canadian Journal of University Continuing Ed. Journal (CJUCE) Online Learning Symposium, Edmonton, AB Online Learning Symposium, Edmonton, AB 20th Annual Conference on Distance Learning and Teaching, Madison, Wisconsin 20th Annual Conference on Distance Learning and Teaching, Madison, Wisconsin

22 Alberta Distance Education and Training Association Newsletter Alberta Distance Education and Training Association Newsletter The 11th Sloan-C International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks, Orlando, Florida. The 11th Sloan-C International Conference on Asynchronous Learning Networks, Orlando, Florida. Canadian Association of Distance Education (CADE) Conference, St. Johns, Newfoundland. Canadian Association of Distance Education (CADE) Conference, St. Johns, Newfoundland. Canadian Association of University Continuing Education (CAUCE) Conference, Calgary, Alberta. Canadian Association of University Continuing Education (CAUCE) Conference, Calgary, Alberta.

23 12. Research on Mobile Learning Conducted research on the use of mobile technology to deliver AU courses and services Conducted research on the use of mobile technology to deliver AU courses and services Research disseminated as follows: Research disseminated as follows: Wireless and Mobile Technology Conference, Taipei, Taiwan Wireless and Mobile Technology Conference, Taipei, Taiwan Mobile Learning International Conference, Rome, Italy Mobile Learning International Conference, Rome, Italy International Mobile Learning Conference, Capetown, South Africa International Mobile Learning Conference, Capetown, South Africa IMCL Conference, Jordan IMCL Conference, Jordan Mobile Learning Conference, Mauritius Mobile Learning Conference, Mauritius

24 Mobile Learning Conference, Malta Mobile Learning Conference, Malta Canadian Association for Distance Education (CADE) Conference, Vancouver, BC Canadian Association for Distance Education (CADE) Conference, Vancouver, BC International Education Conference, Honolulu, HI International Education Conference, Honolulu, HI

25 Building an Effective Mobile Library International Mobile Libraries Conference, London, England International Mobile Libraries Conference, London, England Chapters in books Chapters in books

26 Use of Mobile Devices for ESL Training Use of mobile phones for ESL training for new immigrants Use of mobile phones for ESL training for new immigrants Use of mobile technologies for workplace learning Use of mobile technologies for workplace learning


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