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Learning, Literacy and Mobility: LRDG seminar

Date: 13 October 2009 Time: 1.00 - 2.00 pm

Venue: Institute for Advanced Studies MR1

Professor John Traxler, Wolverhampton UniversityLearning, Literacy and Mobility The past decade has seen the emergence of 'mobile learning' as a body of projects, programmes, methods, concepts and people. The mobile learning community has demonstrated that it can, firstly, take learning to individuals, communities and countries that were previously too remote, socially or geographically, for other educational initiatives and secondly, enhance, extend and enrich the concept and activity of learning, beyond earlier conceptions of learning. There are however still the significant challenges of scale, sustainability, inclusion and equity, and of context and personalisation, of blending with other established and emerging educational technologies. There is also the challenge of developing the substantial and credible evidence-base to justify investment in further research and development. Incidentally however, national and European policy objectives have meant much of the funding that has driven these developments have been for literacy and adult basic skills. In the same period, dramatic and almost universal increases in personal mobility and connectivity have changed the wider social context of education, learning and literacy. This seminar will look at the these issues and at their relationships.

Event website: http://www.literacy.lancs.ac.uk

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Who can attend: Anyone

 

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Organising departments and research centres: Educational Research, Lancaster Literacy Research Centre, Linguistics and English Language

Keywords: Learning, Literacy, Mobilities

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