SoMobNet International Roundtable on “Social Mobile Networking for Informal Learning” Programme

21 November 2011
Institute of Education, London

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John Cook
18 November 2011

The STELLAR (The European Network of Excellence in TEL) Theme Team on “Social Mobile Networking for Informal Learning” (SoMobNet, International Roundtable at the Institute of Education in London on 21st November 2011. Participation at the event are by invitation only and free of charge. Places are limited (max 35). Call now closed. However, attend virtually by following the links to abstracts below, which allows you to comment when you have created an account and will have live blogs from the #SoMobNet team in 'Extra content' ...

The round table features keynotes, a series of paper presentations as well as two discussion sessions moderated by a facilitator and reported in this cloudscape. The discussion sessions will provide the opportunity for participants to respond to inputs from the perspectives of their own research and professional practice. The roundtable will provide opportunity to network with colleagues to learn about each other’s work, formulate collaborative ideas and scope challenges to advance theory and practice in the field of mobile learning and social network.


09:30 – 09:45 Arrival

09:45 – 10:00 Introduction and overview, Norbert Pachler, IoE, London, UK

10:00 – 11:25 Keynotes

10:00 – 10:45 Mobile social networking: an overview, Guy Merchant, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK

10:45 – 11:30 Barriers to Web 2.0 transfer, Charles Crook, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK

11:30 – 12:45 Paper session

Chair person: Karsten Wolf, University of Bremen, GE. Reporter: Maria Perifanou, Attiko Vocational Training Center, GR

12:50 – 13:00 Discussion

13:00 – 13:45 Lunch

13:45 – 14:30 Keynote

13:45 – 14:30 ‘Recognising’ learning, Gunther Kress, Institute of Education, London, UK

14:30 – 16:00 Paper session

Chair Person: Giovanni Fulantelli, CNR, IT. Reporter: Klaus Rummler, University of Bremen, GE

15:50 – 16:00 Discussion

16:00 – 17:00 Roundup and outlook by Sonia Livingstone, London School of Economics, London, UK.

Full programme:
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Virtual participation: use twitter #somobnet or/& live blogging here (follow abstract links) to post comments/questions.

Selected potential contributors will be invited to present a draft of their paper at the roundtable and subsequently to submit a paper for a special issue of BJET:

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