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Your Name and Title:  Dr. Diana Muir

School, Library, or Organization Name: World Virtual School

Co-Presenter Name(s): None

Country from Which You Will Present: United States

Language in Which You Will Present: English

Target Audience (such as primary school teachers, high school administrators, students, etc.): Teachers, high school administrators, curriculum developers

Short Session Description (one line): Things to consider when taking mobile learning to the international arena

Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

When considering mobile learning in the international arena, the definition of mobile learning takes on broader meaning. First world countries have advantages such as infrastructure, connectivity, and technology which make mobile learning readily available. In 2nd and 3rd world countries; cost, connectivity, availability of mobile devices, bandwidth, and technology transfer restrictions become major issues. All can be overcome if a few adjustments in curriculum development and delivery method are made. Local culture, needs and resources must be considered, language barriers can be overcome, and cost can be mediated. All is possible with an understanding of new technology and methodology. This session will discuss all these things in detail and provide information on recent studies done that deal with needs and infrastructure in the international arena, devices which work best, and techniques for presenting course content.

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