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MLC-IJMBL 2012 : Mobile Learning and Creativity: Current Concepts and Studies


When Sep 1, 2012 - Dec 15, 2012
Submission Deadline Sep 30, 2012
Categories    education   sociology   computer science

Call For Papers

Calls for Papers (special): International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL)
Special Issue On: Mobile Learning and Creativity: Current Concepts and Studies

Submission Due Date
30th September 2012

Guest Editors
Ilona Buchem, Isa Jahnke, and Norbert Pachler

The special issue will review and reconsider the role of mobile learning for fostering creativity, focusing on outlining definitions and concepts of creativity, exploring the relationship between learning and creativity in different contexts (for instance, formal education, workplace learning, informal learning), and analysing ways in which mobile media may – or may not – foster creative learning. The special issue will locate mobile learning with a socio-culturally orientated approach proposed by Pachler, Bachamair, and Cook (2010). Internationally, there is a growing body of research related to mobile learning dedicated to the design, implementation and evaluation of mobile learning tools and scenarios (Buchem et al., 2011). However, whilst some studies within the socio-cultural framework address such crucial aspects as user-generated contexts (Pachler et al., 2010), and ownership and changed power relations (Traxler, 2011), the role of mobile learning for fostering creativity is still an under-discussed and under-researched area. As such, the relationship between mobile learning and creativity is ambiguous and in need of attention. This Special Issue aims to contribute to this developing knowledge and practice area.

Recommended Topics
We invite different types of contributions including empirical research, conceptual models, theory building, innovative methodologies and applications, case studies. Topics to be discussed in this special issue include (but are not limited to) the following:

Didactical designs for teaching and learning fostering creativity by mobile media
Empirical research on creativity enhanced by mobile devices
Evaluations of creativity and mobile technologies
Future visions for creative mobile learning
Innovative mobile applications and tools for fostering creative learning
Innovative mobile user interfaces for creativity including concepts and products
Methodologies for designing and evaluating creative learning with mobile media
Theoretical frameworks/approaches to enhancing creativity with mobile learning
User stories and case studies of creative mobile learning

Submission Procedure
All submitted papers should include a framework that is helpful to reflect both designs for teaching and designs for learning. Specifically, submission for the special issue should include insights into:

Theoretical perspective, the creativity concept and definition of creativity, including the description of learning and creative learning;
Theoretical underpinnings of learning, including definition and context of learning (e.g., higher education, schools, workplace learning, informal learning), on which you build your contribution;
The discussion about the role of the mobile technologies in supporting creative learning.

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit papers for this special theme issue on “Mobile Learning and Creativity” on or before September 1, 2012 (extended abstract, 2-4 pages).

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