Mobile Technologies for Maths and Science Learning

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A showcase event in the "What Research Has to Say" series, sponsored by the UK Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Research Programme

Friday 25th May, 2012 13.00 - 15.30 pm Institute of Educational Technology, The Open University

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There is no charge for this event

The event will offer demonstrations and presentations of world-leading research and development in: science simulations, location-based science learning, toolkits for inquiry science learning, mobile access to remote labs, and open courseware and interactive ebooks for science and maths.

There will be short presentations, demonstrations of innovative technologies, and the chance to try out prototypes, as well as opportunities to meet with educational technology innovators from universities and companies.


12-1pm: Buffet lunch

1.00pm: Welcome and Introduction: Mike Sharples and Rose Luckin

1.10pm: Presentations

    David Crellin, ScienceScope: Mobile Datalogging for Education

    Neil Bailey, WildKnowledge: mLearning – delivering on location learning

    Andrew Manches, Plingtoys : Pling Cloud: letting children author links between natural and digital worlds

    Ulrich Kolb, The Open University: MAD mobile astronomy

    Mark Wade, The Open University: Science eBook Production and innovation

    Sara Price: London Knowledge Lab: GeoSciTeach – a mobile application to foster a geospatial approach to science teaching; mobile tech for training in health related education

2.10pm: Fair-style displays and demos

    Over 20 demonstrations of research-led innovation, including sector including: interactive science toys and simulations, mobile apps from Epic Ltd for science and health learning, location-based datalogging from ScienceScope Ltd, an innovative system for geography field trips from the University of Nottingham, a mobile app to foster a geospatial approach to science teaching from the London Knowledge Lab, design of intertactive e-books at the Open University for science learning.

3.00pm: Plenary discussion

3.30pm: Finish .

This series of events is supported by the Association for Learning Technology (ALT), Intellect and the British Educational Suppliers Association (BESA). They are organized as a collaboration between the The Open University, the London Knowledge Lab, and the Learning Sciences Research Institute at the University of Nottingham.

These events are designed for anyone interested in helping to turn research into action, through partnerships between industry, commerce and academia. Attendees will be able to hear talks, see research prototypes, learn about current research projects and findings and meet other like-minded people. They will also be able to shape the structure and content of future events in this series.

If you have a research prototype or technology project that you would like to demo at this or a future event, please contact