Can I draw your attention to a forthcoming masterclass led by an outstanding researcher and innovator?
‘what is the nature of the educational innovation required for our mobile and connected society?’
Facilitator: John Traxler – Professor of Digital Learning, Institute of Education, University of Wolverhampton
Date: Tuesday 24th January 2017
Location: Talbot Campus – book through OD
In this session, Professor Traxler will be looking at questions such as; why do we need to be innovative? What are the benefits of innovation to me, my department, faculty and the wider organisation of BU? And How can we nurture and support innovation as leaders?’
John Traxler is Professor of Mobile Learning, probably the world’s first and a full UK professor, and Director of the Learning Lab at the University of Wolverhampton. He is a Founding Director of the International Association for Mobile Learning, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning and of Interactive Learning Environments. He is on the Research Board of the Association of Learning Technology, the Editorial Board of Research in Learning Technology and IT in International Development. He was Conference Chair of mLearn2008, the world’s biggest and oldest mobile learning research conference. He has guest edited three special editions of peer-reviewed journals devoted to mobile learning including Distance Education plus an African edition of the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning. He is on the Steering Group for the USAID mEducation Alliance. He has advised foundations, BioVision, Pearson, MacArthur, Joan Cooney Ganz, on funding priorities in their upcoming programmes. He has been funded by JISC, HEA, LSC, British Council, DFID and DfES. He was the Evaluator for the EU FP6 m-learning project.
A flavour of his work:
As well as numerous UK/ sector publications, John is an international expert:
- Traxler, J. (under review) Mobiles for Learning in Africa…. The Elephants in The Room in S. Marshall & W. Kinuthia, On the Move: Mobile Learning for Development, IGI
- Traxler, J. (under review) Mobile Learning – Shaping The Frontiers of Learning Technologies in Global Context in Kinshuk, R. Huang & M. Spector (eds), Reshaping Learning – The Frontiers of Learning Technologies in a Global Context, Springer
- Traxler, J. (under review) Mobile Learning Across Developing and Developed Worlds – Tackling Distance, Digital Divides, Disadvantage, Disenfranchisement, In Z. Berge & L. Y. Muilenburg (eds), Handbook of Mobile Learning, New York: Routledge