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Special issue theme: Adaptive Approaches to Mobile Learning
Journal: International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM)

* Important Deadlines
Extended abstracts (around 2 pages)       May 31, 2008
Notification of acceptance                June 30, 2008
Submission of manuscripts                 August 15, 2008
Reviewers' feedback                       September 30, 2008
Submission of final manuscripts           November 1, 2008

Contributions are invited to a special issue of the International Journal of 
Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM) conforming to the theme of Adaptive 
Approaches to Mobile Learning. The exponential growth of wireless technology 
in recent years, increasing availability of high bandwidth network 
infrastructures, advances in mobile technologies and the popularity of 
handheld devices have opened up new accessibility opportunities for 
education. The true potential of e-learning as "anytime, anywhere" has finally 
begun to be realized in the form of m-learning, not only for those with 
disabilities or those living in remote communities, but also for those who have 
been attending traditional academia but could benefit from improved 
collaboration possibilities, situated learning opportunities and contextual 
Adaptive scenarios such as the use of multimedia-rich content, design of 
appropriate learning tasks, and use of collaborative paradigm, have potential 
to take mobile learning to a level where it can deliver education, at a higher 
quality than is presently available in a classroom environment, surpassing that 
by incorporating contextual problem scenarios from learners' working and social 
environments, thereby, enabling collaborative problem-solving in authentic 
environmental contexts, such as problem themes based on the real entities in 
the learners' immediate environment.
This special issue aims to focus on the emerging and innovative design, 
development and implementation of adaptive approaches to mobile learning. 
This special issue is intended to collate realisable ideas, inspirations, as well as 
outreach approaches which have been implemented and tested in mobile 
environment. Examples of topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
* Theories and paradigms for adaptive mobile learning
* Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 technologies
* Location-aware adaptivity
* Learner modelling issues in adaptive mobile learning
* Standardization issues in adaptive mobile learning
* Authentic problem solving in adaptive mobile learning
* Collaboration based adaptivity in mobile learning
* Adaptivity through integration of mobile and non-mobile environments
* Nomadic adaptive mobile environments
* Multimedia based adaptivity in mobile learning
* Specific cases of innovation in adaptive mobile learning
* Specific cases of accessibility enhancement through adaptive mobile learning
* Evaluation of adaptive mobile learning technologies

Submissions are to be sent by e-mail in MSWord to Prof. Kinshuk at 
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Guest editors:
Prof. Kinshuk
Athabasca University, Canada
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Prof. Yueh-Min Huang
National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan
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Dr. Qing Tan
Athabasca University, Canada
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