Jill Attewell is a Mobile Education Specialist within the GSMA mEducation project team.
mEducation is a worldwide project which aims to accelerate adoption of the use of mobile technologies in education via collaborations involving mobile operators, educational institutions, publishers and other companies and organisations.
Jill’s experience includes 17 years in education at National level following more than a decade in the IT industry in the UK and the Far East. Prior to joining the GSMA, she led the UK MoLeNET initiative which involved more than 40,000 UK college and school students and their teachers in mobile learning.
Whilst managing the Learning and Skills Development Agency’s Technology Enhanced Learning Research Centre Jill planned and led ‘m-learning’ the first large EU supported mobile learning research and development project. The project, including UK, Italian and Swedish partners, explored how mobile technologies could be used to engage and support disengaged young people with poor literacy to improve their skills.
Jill has published many reports and papers on mobile learning and mEducation. She served for several years on the Education Committee of the UK National Commission for UNESCO and is a Director of the International Association for Mobile Learning.