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  • Kitchener-Waterloo, ON and Leeds, UK

Desire2Learn Facilitates Roundtable on Mobile Issues in eLearning

John Traxler, international author, headlined Desire2Learn eLearning Roundtable at the University of Leeds

Desire2Learn Incorporated (Desire2Learn), a leading provider of mission-critical enterprise eLearning solutions, hosted a roundtable event on the eve of the 15th International Conference of the Association for Learning Technology (ALT-C) at The University of Leeds, Leeds, UK. This invitation only event provided an opportunity for institutional eLearning leaders and leading practitioners across the UK to engage in a discussion on the current state of mobile learning as well as advantages and pitfalls.

Keynote speaker, John Traxler, discussed the context of the current mobile learning environment and led the ensuing discussion.

Mr. Traxler is a Reader in Mobile Technology for eLearning, Director, Learning Lab, University of Wolverhampton and bestselling author of several books including Mobile Learning: A Handbook for Educators and Trainers, Mobile Learning in Developing Countries as well as the recently published Moving Around: Mobile Technology, Society and Learning.

Mr. Traxler provided evidence that the pedagogy has been defined for the higher education market and outlined what has been achieved to date. The roundtable participants then deliberated on the relationship, if any, between what has been accomplished and the wider eLearning community. Through a series of case studies and questions, this group attempted to define the path forward for mobile learning, addressing such subjects as:

  • How should faculty exploit student-owned devices if their institution can�t afford devices?
  • Should mobile learning follow the path of computer learning today whereby the institution sets up the structure and defines the content? Or is mobile learning meant to be something very different?
  • What are financially viable business models for mobile learning?

There will be an opportunity to continue the dialogue through co-authored whitepapers.

“One of our key goals is to help clients break down barriers to quality education and, by exploring the mobile learning environment, we ultimately improve learner access anytime and virtually anywhere,” said John Baker, President & CEO, Desire2Learn and host of the session. “It is through forums such as this that education and innovation come together to place students at the forefront of learning.”

To learn more about the Desire2Learn Roundtable sessions and participating in upcoming events, contact Kristin Greene at Kristin.Greene@Desire2Learn.com; call 1.888.772.0325 or email Info@Desire2Learn.com for details.

About Desire2Learn Incorporated

Desire2Learn Incorporated is a world-leading provider of enterprise eLearning solutions that enable institutions and other organizations to create teaching and learning environments that reflect their vision, values, goals, pedagogical approaches and branding. Desire2Learn supports more than five million learners worldwide and clients include higher education, K-12, as well as associations, government and other leading organizations. For more information, visit: www.Desire2Learn.com or call 1.888.772.0325.

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John McLeod
Director of Marketing
Desire2Learn Incorporated
519.772.0325 ext. 378
PR@Desire2Learn.com