The workshops will allow participants to take part in demonstrations of innovative mobile learning content, technology, research and projects. Presenters from leading organizations will explain how technology can be leveraged to open and expand learning opportunities, especially for displaced learners and those in emergency and crisis situations.
Collectively, the workshops provide a platform for mobile learning practitioners and other stakeholders to exchange experiences and share knowledge related to the ‘Education in emergencies and crises’ theme of Mobile Learning Week 2017.
The event will feature 16 workshops. Each workshop will held in medium-sized rooms to encourage interactivity and discussion.
First morning session: 9:45 – 11:15
- Theatricality as a language learning method (Prosveshcheniye Publishers)
- Erasmus+ online linguistic support for refugees: 100.000 refugees learning a language online with OLS (European Commission, Altissia, CLL Language Centres)
- Collaborative and inquiry mobile learning: An innovative co-learning experience among farmers, teachers and students (Beijing Royal School)
- ALECSO Initiatives to promote inclusive education through mobile technologies and ICT for all (ALECSO, Ministry of Communication Technologies and Digital Economy (Tunisia), MADA)
Second morning session: 11:45 – 13:15
- So when does scaling start? Can't Wait to Learn explores scale (War Child Holland)
- Solar powered digital audio players in teacher education, literacy and peace-building in South Sudan (Across)
- Intel She Will Connect: More than digital empowerment; changing lives (Intel Corporation)
- EduApp4Syria: Workshop for organizations interested in facilitating field testing of smartphone games for literacy (Norad, NTNU)
First afternoon session: 14.30 – 16.00
- Teachers for teachers: Improving teaching practice through training, peer coaching and mobile mentoring in the Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya (Teachers College, Columbia University)
- Design of interactive mobile learning content to address the immediate needs of displaced children (Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University)
- Virtual reality in behavioral health and education for displaced populations (University of San Diego)
- ICT–based higher education for refugees in the MENA region (GIZ, Jigsaw Consult, Kiron, Kepler)
Second afternoon session: 16.30 – 18.00
- Innovating the delivery of higher education for displaced populations (Kepler, Southern New Hampshire University)
- Weidong’s work in mobile learning (Weidong Group)
- Making mobile learning highly viable in contexts with no connectivity or grid power (Commonwealth of Learning, Athabasca University, Mann Deshi Foundation, National University of Samoa)
- Global digital library workshop (World Vision, USAID)