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Mobile Technologies in Lifelong Learning (MOTILL)

Project aims

The project will address the need to make explicit connections between the everyday uses of mobile devices and how these tools can enable learners to exploit learning opportunities, either to pursue formal qualifications or for informal learning.

The widespread diffusion of mobile technologies in all countries of the European Union gives an opportunity to develop policies addressed towards participation and social inclusion, considering that the use of mobile devices transcends age, social status, economic level, gender and ethnic origins.

Though the scientific community has highlighted that mobile learning could be a suitable methodology to support lifelong learning, national policies have not yet taken any significant steps to integrate lifelong learning and mobile technologies.

This integration will have a positive effect on several indicators, such as the participation rates in education, the skill level of teachers/trainers in the use of information and communication technologies, and the diffusion of m-learning.

The project involves a consortium of four countries (Italy, the UK, Ireland and Hungary) which are different with respect to the lifelong learning policies adopted and to the diffusion of mobile devices.

Project outputs

The main outputs of the project will concern activities related to collecting, organizing and analyzing new pedagogical approaches that exploit mobile technologies for lifelong learning (LLL). In particular, the project envisages the following outputs:

  • a Web Portal aimed at supporting knowledge construction and sharing of common experiences
  • an online scientific annotated review database that will bring together projects, key experiences and scholarly studies on LLL experiences based on mobile technologies
  • an online collection of best practices on national m-learning projects examined from different points of view, to determine their impacts on participation and social inclusion policies
  • project reports, regarding methodological aspects, national policies, and technical results about the use of mobile technologies in LLL initiatives

These outputs will form the basis for working with policymakers in the UK to find ways of reproducing and improving upon best practice in a variety of learning contexts.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. The information published in this website reflects the views of only the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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