Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Conference on Learning with Handheld and Mobile Devices

In association with TERU (Technology Education Research Unit), Goldsmiths College, a conference on learning with handheld and mobile computing devices is to be held at Goldsmiths (in the new Will Alsop building) on Oct 14th & 15th.It is hoped that this will become an annual or biannual research gathering for educators, academics and developers to share ideas, knowledge and experience. Merlin John from the TES has been raising awareness for the event in the TES Online and PalmOne have come on board with a little sponsorship. We have managed to secure a leading group of international speakers and workshop hosts, the opening keynote address will be provided by Martin Ripley of the QCA and the closing keynote by Professor Elliot Soloway, University of Michigan with the event attracting both academics, policy makers and teachers. Indeed the reason that half of the conference falls on a Saturday is to provide more access to teachers who generally will find a Friday more difficult. The event is non-profit making and a two day pass is only £75 including lunch and refreshments. Single day passes are also available with the Saturday pass being just £30.
There is a microsite for the conference at this address:

and some material on the TES website here:

and here:

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