About LMLG - The London Mobile Learning Group
  Mobile learning is an emerging, and rapidly expanding field of educational research and practice across schools, colleges and universities as well as in the work place. The London Mobile Learning Group (LMLG) brings together an international, interdisciplinary group of researchers from the fields of cultural and media studies, sociology, (social) semiotics, pedagogy, educational technology, work-based learning and learning design. The group has developed a theoretical and conceptual framework for mobile learning around the notion of cultural ecology. The analytical engagement with mobile learning of the group takes the shape of a conceptual model in which educational uses of mobile technologies are viewed in ecological terms as part of a cultural and pedagogical context in transformation.
       

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Norbert Pachler  

Norbert Pachler

Dr Norbert Pachler (convenor) is Professor of Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. His research interests include foreign language pedagogy, teacher education and development, and new technologies in education and he has published widely in these fields. He is currently co-editor of the Language Learning Journal (Routledge), associate editor of the London Review of Education (Routledge) and editor of Reflecting Education (WLE Centre).

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Ben Bachmair  

Ben Bachmair

Until his retirement in 2008 Prof. Dr Ben Bachmair was professor of pedagogy, media education and instructional technology at the University of Kassel, Germany, and former dean of the faculty of humanities. From 1992 until 2005 he was founding chair of the international university consortium for media and cultural studies CoMundus with its European Master programme. He led the German Commission of media education for some years.
He is a member of the London Mobile Learning Group and an Associate of the WLE Centre for Excellence at the Institute of Education, University of London. As a visiting professor he teaches at the Faculty of Sociology of the State University of St. Petersburg, Russia, and is a member of the federal commission for the protection of the human dignity and of minors in broadcasting, television and the internet (KJM). He is currently scientific adviser of the MyMobile project for mobile learning (medien+bildung, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany). His specialisms include: mass communication, education and pedagogy, media and learning especially mobile learning, media socialization, media reception and personal development, protection of children from harmful media content, media education in Europe, cultural development, media and cultural studies.

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John Cook  

John Cook

John Cook is Professor of Learning Innovation at UWE Bristol and convenor of the Designing for Digital Learners (D4DL) Research Group (see http://goo.gl/5zwPuU). He has published/presented around 250 refereed articles and invited talks in the area of social, interactive and personal media. John has over 12 years project management experience, which includes work for such funders as AHRB, BECTA, HEFCE (RLO CETL Manager 2005-2008), and EC (includes leadership on three Framework projects). John sits on various journal editorial boards and conducts Assessor and review work for The Leverhulme Trust, ESRC, EPSRC, EU, UK Government and Science Foundation of Ireland and serves on the ESRC Peer Review College. For more information see:
http://www.uwe.ac.uk/research/brille
http://people.uwe.ac.uk/Pages/person.aspx?accountname=campus\jn-cook
http://westengland.academia.edu/JohnCook/About
http://www.mendeley.com/profiles/john-cook6
http://twitter.com/johnnigelcook
http://www.slideshare.net/johnnigelcook

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Gunther Kress  

Gunther Kress

Gunther Kress is Professor of Semiotics and Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. Professor Kress' work addresses questions of meaning in their interrelations with social and cultural organisation. In his professional location, the focus of his work is on learning and on the necessary shape of curricula and forms of pedagogy in a globalising world. His conceptions around representation and communication include all the modes through which a culture represents itself and in which meanings are made, as well as the dominant media and their social effects. In this he has focused on the visual mode, for instance, as much as on language and literacy, within a broad, socially founded semiotics. His recent books include Multimodal Discourse, Before Writing: Rethinking Paths to Literacy, Literacy in the New Media Age and Reading Images: The Grammar of Graphic Design.

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Judith Seipold  

Judith Seipold

Judith Seipold (PhD) is a professional in media education. Her current research is on mobile learning as agentive and meaningful activity in school and everyday life on the background of a socio-cultural ecology of mobile learning, with a focus on the scientific process of the mobile learning discussion, theoretical aspects, practical implementation, and questions arising within and from the current mobile learning discussion. Further research interests are related to learner generated contexts, media literacy in everyday life, aspects relevant to orientation and reflexivity, media formation (Medienbildung), social semiotics as well as to multimodality & learning.

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Klaus Rummler  

Klaus Rummler

Klaus Rummler is Forschungsgruppenleiter at The Zurich University of Teacher Education (PH Zurich). His current research focus is on the 'At-risk learners'' use of mobile technology and the implications for media education in the perspective of Cultural Studies. Central questions are e.g. 'What are the patterns of mobile media usage of male adolescents from low socio-economic segments', 'What are the 'at-risk learners' specific strategies of successful meaning-making with mobile technology outside school'.

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Elisabetta Adami  

Elisabetta Adami

Elisabetta Adami has a PhD in English Studies (with a research on 'Video-Interaction on YouTube: Contemporary changes in semiosis and communication') and is currently adjunct professor of English at the Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Verona, where she has a research grant at the Department of Psychology and Cultural Anthropology, for a research project titled 'English and the Media'. Her research interests focus on the changes in representation and communication deriving from the actualization into social practices of the affordances of digital media. A list of her publications can be found at: http://univr.academia.edu/ElisabettaAdami.

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Associate members

John Traxler  

John Traxler

John Traxler is Professor of Mobile Learning, probably the world’s first, and Director of the Learning Lab at the University of Wolverhampton and of the UK Co-Lab of the American ADL network. He is a Director of the International Association for Mobile Learning, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning and also of Interactive Learning Environments. John has co-written a guide to mobile learning in developing countries and is co-editor with Agnes Kukulska-Hulme of Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Educators and Trainers, Routledge (2005).

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Theo Hug  

Theo Hug

Theo Hug is professor of educational sciences at the University of Innsbruck (Austria) and coordinator of the Innsbruck Media Studies research forum. His areas of interest include media education and media literacy, e-education, m-learning and microlearning, theory of knowledge and philosophy of science. He is the author and/or editor of several books on various aspects of media, communication, and education. Further information about his work is available at: http://www.hug-web.at

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Christoph Pimmer  

Christoph Pimmer

Christoph Pimmer is a research fellow at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland and a PhD Student at the University of Zürich. He has worked on several projects in the field of technology enhanced learning and mobile learning. His current research interest comprises work-based mobile learning with a particular focus on mobile learning in clinical settings.

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Carl Smith  

Carl Smith

Carl Smith (MA, PGDip) is a developer for the Reusable Learning Objects CETL at London Metropolitan University. His recent work has concentrated on exploiting the various ways that computer based modeling can be used in the design, construction and generation of RLOs (Reusable Learning Objects) and MLOs (Mobile Learning Objects). His primary research involves the investigation of these micro forms of learning from the point of view of their units of construction - to see across the whole range of constituent parts, schemas and key narratives involved in their successful development and application. His other research interests include visual literacy, pattern recognition and mixed reality. His previous projects include the Cistercians in Yorkshire Project, Palace of Darius, and Materialising Sheffield. He has previously worked at the Humanities Computing departments at Glasgow and Sheffield University. Further information about his work is available at: http://www.rlo-cetl.ac.uk/developers/smith/

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Daniel Spikol  

Daniel Spikol

Daniel Spiko, PhD is a researcher in Media Technology at the School of Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics, at Linnćus University (LNU) in Sweden. He works for the Center for Learning and Knowledge Technologies (CeLeKT). His current research interests include the design of mobile learning environments that explore modes of collaboration that foster discovery. He is presently involved in a number of European and National projects exploring how mobile and wireless technologies can be used to support new ways of learning and how these technologies can support groups of learners when they, collectively, share their understanding in these learning environments. Previously he has worked for the Interactive Institute that is part of the Swedish Institute of Computer Science (SICS) and the LEGO group. Further information about his work is available at: http://www.celekt.info

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Klaus Bredl  

Klaus Bredl

Dr Klaus Bredl is Professor of Digital Media at the Institute of Media and Eduation, at the University of Augsburg. His research interests include activity streams, immersion and new technologies in communication and education. He has worked and published in the field of technology enhanced learning, social media, knowledge management and competence development.

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Beat Döbeli  

Beat Döbeli Honegger

Dr. Beat Döbeli Honegger is professor at the Institute of Media and School Education (IMS) at the University of Teacher Education Central Switzerland (PHZ Schwyz). He acquired a master degree and a PhD in computer science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zürich (ETH Zürich). Beat Döbeli Honegger is inventor of "Beats Biblionetz", a well-known bibliographic website in the field of technology enhanced learning (http://beat.doebe.li/bibliothek). His current research interests include mobile learning in 1:1 settings, knowledge management in a network society and didactics of computer science.

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Maria Ranieri  

Maria Ranieri

Maria Ranieri, PhD in “Telematics and Information Society”, is an Aggregate Professor of Educational Methods and Technology at the Department of Education and Psychology, University of Florence (IT). Since 2001 she has been working in the field of educational technology, technology-enhanced learning and e-learning. Her main research areas include theory and methodology relating to media and technology in education, as well as work around teachers’ practices and students' learning. She is currently investigating the interplay between mobile learning and social networking in formal and informal contexts of learning. Her publications include some more than thirty papers/chapters on these topics and four books on learning methods and technologies. She is member of SIRD (Italian Association of Educational Research) and of the executive council of MED (The Italian Association of Media Education).

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Kerstin Mayrberger  

Kerstin Mayrberger

Kerstin Mayrberger is professor for media didactics (German "Mediendidaktik", formerly media pedagogy) at the interdisciplinary academic Institute of Media, Knowledge and Communication (imwk) at Augsburg University (Germany), since 2011. Furthermore, she is director of the Institute of Media, Knowledge and Communication since 2012. From 2010 to 2012 she was vice-president of the Association for Media in Science. She is an active member of the German Commission of Media Education. Her research interests focus on teaching and learning with digital media in formal education, mobile learning and open education. Other areas of interest are blended learning in higher education and professionalism of (media) pedagogy. Recently, Kerstin Mayrberger has published various articles about e-portfolio-work, participatory learning at school and mobile learning in schools and higher education.

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Frank Thissen  

Frank Thissen

Frank Thissen is professor of media pedagogy at Stuttgart Media University. His main research focus is on mobile learning. Since 2010 he cooperates with schools in Germany (primary and secondary schools) doing research on the use of tablets in classes. In August 2013 he published an eBook on the use of tablets in schools. Other fields of interest are storybased learning and intercultural aspects of learning.

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WLE Centre

The Centre for Excellence in Work-Based Learning for Education Professionals (WLE Centre) at the Institute of Education, University of London.

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