IMCL2017 30 November - 01 December 2017, Mediterranean Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece

IMCL2017 30 November - 01 December 2017, Mediterranean Palace Hotel, Thessaloniki, Greece

Tassos Anastasios Mikropoulos
University of Ioannina, Greece

Pedagogical Reasoning in Mobile Technologies

Mobile Technologies are increasingly used in teaching and learning processes. In principle, their contribution to education comes from their technological characteristics. Mobile devices retain the characteristics of management of a high volume of data and information in a short time, information presentation through dynamic interactive and multiple representations, and communication. Moreover, their specific affordances, that is the actions enacted by them, are (a) ubiquity because of their portability, mobility and connectivity, (b) location awareness because of their geographical positioning recognition, and (c) environmental awareness because of their imbedded sensors. These three affordances afford certain actions that may be used in teaching and learning, but it is the pedagogical use of mobile technologies that may result to learning benefits. Pedagogical reasoning, that is Pedagogical Content Knowledge, is now extended by the certain affordances of mobile technologies and configures the specific Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK or TPACK). The literature on mobile learning and especially on Science Education shows positive learning outcomes. Educational researchers design mobile educational software applications, use all kinds of sensors, and conduct experiments remotely. Both students, as digital natives, and teachers show positive attitudes towards the use of mobile technologies. Nevertheless, in mobile learning, the TPACK framework inspired by pedagogical reasoning has to characterize educational research and practice.

The Speaker

Photo of Tassos Anastasios MikropoulosDr. Tassos Anastassios Mikropoulos is a Professor of the Department of Primary Education and the director of the “Educational Approaches to Virtual Reality Technologies laboratory”, at the University of Ioannina, Greece. Tassos Mikropoulos is the elected chair of the Hellenic Association of ICT in Education. His research interests are on educational technology, virtual reality and educational neuroscience. His work has been published in many referred journals and conferences with more than 1000 citations. He is a member of the editorial board and reviewer for many international journals. Professor Mikropoulos has been project director, principle investigator and consultant in numerous research & development and educational projects.

Important Dates

16 Jun 2017Submission of:
(i) structured 2-page abstracts (for full papers, short papers and posters) for the main conference and for ICBL2017
(ii) Special Session proposals
30 Jun 2017Notification of acceptance for abstracts for the main conference and ICBL2017.
Special Sessions notification and announcement
08 Sep 2017Submission of complete papers for special sessions and the main conference and ICBL2017: Full Papers, Short Papers, Posters
29 Sep 2017Notification of acceptance
20 Oct 2017Author registration deadline
27 Oct 2017Camera-ready due
30 Nov 2017Conference Opening


Thrasyvoulos Tsiatsos
Michael E. Auer, Steering Committee Chair

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