Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education

ASCILITE Mobile Learning SIG

mobile-learning-brainThe aim of the ASCILITE Mobile Learning SIG (ML-SIG) is to explore the intersection of mobile learning, new pedagogies, the Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning (SOTEL), Design-Based Research (DBR), and authentic learning.

Mobile device ownership is ubiquitous, leading many HE institutions to explore a BYOD approach to mobile learning.  However, most Mlearning projects are device centric and focus upon repurposing content for delivery to small screens and substitution of pre-existing pedagogical strategies. The potential of mobile learning is to enable new collaborative connected pedagogies and professional portfolios.

The ML-SIG will explicitly explore the boundaries of current knowledge and approaches to mobile learning, and develop a global collaborative network of mobile learning researchers interested in exploring and implementing the frontiers of mobile learning.  It will also explore the unique affordances of mobile devices for student-generated content and student-generated contexts via such technologies as collaborative media production and sharing, VR, AR, geolocative and contextual sensors, drones and wearable technologies.

SIG Activities

  • Google Plus Community
  • ML-SIG blog
  • Twitter hastag: #ascilitemlsig
  • Webinar series archived on YouTube
  • Conference Symposia
  • Special issue of AJET (Australasian Journal of Educational Technology)

Join the SIG

Complete this simple sign-up form to be kept up to date about the ML-SIG’s plans and activities.  Membership is open to ascilite members and non-members and there are no membership fees to join the SIG.

SIG Contacts

SIG Leader: Thom Cochrane

You will find profiles of the ML-SIG core members here.

Institutional Members