None of us can imagine a day in our lives without our mobiles; they have become an integral part of our lives. With our mobiles, we are connected to the world. If you want to know about something, you just quickly access the Internet on your mobile. Mobiles have impacted our daily living in the areas of communications, financial transactions, fitness, scheduling, entertainment, and also corporate training. Yes, the use of mobile learning in the corporate sector is on the rise with the rise of the Millennials.
As learning and development professionals, we need to update our knowledge on the current learning trends, irrespective of our experience. For that, we need exposure to webinars, online resources, conferences, and so on, where we gain fresh insights know the current trends from other professionals. This collaboration will help enhance learning. So, here we have compiled a list of upcoming mobile learning conferences across the world. Take a look.
1. FocusOn Learning 2016
- When: June 8 to 10; Three days
- Where: Austin, Texas
- More Information: e-learning guild website
FocusOn Learning 2016 Conference & Expo focuses on new technologies and changing trends that impact training approaches. The theme of the conference is Mobile, Video and Performance support. In justification of the theme, mLearnCon and performance support will be elaborated in the conference. E-learning, training, media, and performance support professionals interested in mobile learning technologies can attend FocusOn. Realizing the real potential of mobile and using beacon technology to contextualize mLearning are the two featured sessions that will attract mobile learning enthusiasts.
2. MWC 2016
- When: June 29 to July 1; Three days
- Where: Shanghai
- More Information: MWC Shanghai website
The Mobile World Congress Shanghai is Asia’s biggest mobile industry event. Mobile technology visionaries and tech-savvy consumers gather here to discuss the challenges they face and the solutions. You will learn about innovative mobile startups, drones, virtual reality, and much more.
3. IMCL 2016
- When: Oct 17 to 19; Three days
- Where: San Diego, CA, USA
- More Information: IMCL 2016 website
IMCL 2016 is an International Conference on Interactive Mobile Communication, Technologies and Learning. The theme of this conference is “Next Generation Mobile Technology, Applications, and Devices”. This is the 10th international conference and part of an international initiative to promote mobile learning. It will cover all aspects of mobile learning and their implications. IMCL 2016 will discuss mobile communication theories, strategies, applications of mobile learning and much more. It is being organized by the National University, San Diego, California, USA, and the International Association of Online Engineering.
4. mLearn 2016
- When: Oct 24 to 26; Three Days
- Where: Sydney, Australia
- More Information: mLearn2016 website
mLearn 2016 is the 15th World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning; with the theme Mobile learning futures: Sustaining quality research and practice in mobile learning. This conference discusses the challenges to mobile learning due to economic, political, social, technical and pedagogical conditions. The University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) is hosting this three-day conference. It will include keynote addresses, research papers submissions, poster presentations, round table discussions, exhibition areas, etc.
5. WINCOM 2016
- When: Oct 26 to 29; Four days
- Where: Morocco, Fez
- More Information: Wincom website
The International Conference on Wireless Networks and Mobile Communications (WINCOM) 2016 will be held in the capital city of Morocco, Fez. The objective of this conference is to examine different challenges in the arena of mobile communications and wireless networks. WINCOM 2016 can become a collaborative forum to discuss challenges in mobile communications and finding solutions to them. The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Morocco section and IEEE Communications Society are supporting WINCOM 2016.
These are some conferences, mobile learning enthusiasts can’t miss. To keep abreast of the changing trends in mobile learning, try to attend them. Let us know if you wish to add to the list.