Third International Conference on Interactive Mobile and Computer Aided Learning
The 3rd International Conference on Interactive Mobile and Computer Aided Learning, IMCL2008, will be hosted by Princess Sumaya University for Technology, Amman, Jordan, as part of an international initiative to promote technology-enhanced learning and online engineering world-wide.
The initiative includes a series of conferences such as the International Conference on Interactive Computer Aided Learning, ICL, Villach, Austria, the International Conference on Interactive Computer Aided Blended Learning, ICBL, Florianopolis, Brazil and the International Symposium on Remote Engineering and Virtual Instrumentation, REV. All of these conferences are organized under the umbrella of the International Association of Online Engineering and are supported by the online journals: the International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies, the International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning and the International Journal for Online Engineering.
The IMCL2008 thus aims to promote the development of Mobile Learning in the Middle East, provide a forum for education and knowledge transfer, expose students to latest ICT technologies and encourage the study and implementation of mobile applications in teaching and learning.
The conference will also present an opportunity for educators to develop new skills and to stimulate critical debate on theories, approaches, principles and applications of m-learning, hence facilitate dialogue, sharing and networking between diverse cultures with regard to the optimal use of emerging technologies.
The conference will provide participants with the newest state of the art on portable devices and their role in university education and potential benefits for learning purposes. Examples of the implementation by laptops, palmtops, mobile phones, PDA, smart phones, WAPs, GPS and a navigational system, WWW-access via Bluetooth, WLAN or GPRS will be presented, accompanied by experimentations to demonstrate their coherence and feasibility.
The conference will promote Jordan as the e-country of the Middle East and PSUT as an ICT Center of Excellence.