Organised by

“Developing the Mobile Learning Business”

- Opportunities for adding personalisation to anytime and anywhere learning?

The inaugural meeting of the European m-learning Forum

A human networking Seminar

  Monday 24 September 2001

09:45-17:00 hrs

  on the 10th Floor (formerly Shell Mex House), 80 Strand,
London WC2R 0RL United Kingdom

09:45 hrs

Registration and Coffee

10:15 hrs

Welcome by Chair – Mr Peter Stibbons, Digital Education Consultant, (former Managing Director of Anglia Multimedia)

10:20 hrs

“Introduction - developing m-learning - the time is right?”– Peter Bates, pjb Associates

10:45 hrs

“Market Trends in Mobile and Wireless Developments – opportunities for m-learning” Phil Kendall, Director Strategy Analytics Global Wireless Practice

11:15 hrs

Coffee and networking

11:45 hrs

“Developing m-learning - Pedagogical and Design Perspectives” – Prof. Mike Sharples, Kodak/Royal Academy of Engineering Professor of Educational Technology, University of Birmingham (UK)

12:15 hrs

Ten minute elevator pitches on m-learning products and services

  1. “Training applications for the Palm” – Ian Philion, Line Communications Group (UK)
  2. “Pogo - Phone, MP3 and the net for 200” - Tim Critchley, Pogo Technology Ltd (UK)

12:35 hrs

Five minute “sounding off” about m-learning

  1. “One per child opportunities” - Roger Broadie, European Education Partnership
  2. “Improve democracy and better access to municipal e-servicies by mobile learning” - Antti Nuorivuori, City of Kotka  Municipal office (Finland)
  3. PANDORA: Promoting online learning - Alice Mitchell, Ultralab (UK)
  4. “Mismatches in e-learning” - David Worlock, Electronic Publishing Service Ltd (UK)

13:00 hrs

Sandwich Lunch

14:15 hrs

Ten minute elevator pitches on m-learning products and services

  1. “Developing Learning Content for Multiple Platforms” Kevin Salaman, Roundpoint (UK)
  2. “Mobile learning as part of a blended learning solution” Chris Johnson, SilverLake International (UK)
  3. “m-learning Project” - Jill Attewell, Learning and Skills Development Agency (UK)
  4. “Using mobile technology as part of an intergrated/blended learning model” - Mark Watkinson, IBM (UK)
  5. “London Grid for Learning and Nottingham City including use of Compaq Ipaqs” - Johnathan Renaudon-Smith, Digital Brain (UK)

15:30 hrs

Developing the European m-learning Forum - Peter Bates, pjb Associates

15:50 hrs

Coffee and networking

16:20 hrs

“Opportunities for European Research and Development in m-learning” – Joseph Bremer, European Commission. DG Information Society (Luxembourg)

16:50 hrs

Closing remarks - Chairperson

17:00 hrs


We would like to thank the Pearson Group for making their meeting room facilities freely available.

We would also like to thank the REMIT Project managed by Sheffield Hallam University for contributing to the cost of catering. REMIT is a European-funded project run by the Telematics in Education Research Group of Sheffield Hallam University with the assistance of Fretwell-Downing Education Ltd and the University of Sheffield which is installing wireless networking across several Sheffield sites and studying their operational performance and their relevance to e-design, e-commerce and e-learning. The REMIT project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

23 September 2001

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