Paper on COVID-19 by DEIMP project team published in Information and Learning Sciences Journal
All DEIMP partners gladly participated in an initiative of our colleagues at The School of Education of the National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway NUI to research the implications of the Corona pandemic on education in the 6 partner countries (Australia, Belgium, Cyprus, Ireland, Netherlands, UK) .
The resulting paper ‘Education in Precarious Times: A Comparative Study Across 6 Countries to Identify Design Priorities for Mobile Learning in a Pandemic’ was published by Information and Learning Sciences in a COVID19 special issue on emergency remote education.
Please cite as:
Hall, T., Connolly, C., Ó Grádaigh, S., Burden, K., Kearney, M., Schuck, S., Bottema, J., Cazemier, G., Hustinx, W., Evens, M., Koenraad, T., Makridou, E. and Kosmas, P. (2020), “Education in precarious times: a comparative study across six countries to identify design priorities for mobile learning in a pandemic”, Information and Learning Sciences, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print. https://doi.org/10.1108/ILS-04-2020-0089 https://www.emerald.com/insight/publication/issn/2398-5348
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Deimp project team had to cancel its final International Learning & Training Event planned to take place in Nicosia, Cyprus Nicosia, from Monday 29th March to Friday 3rd April 2020.The team, hoping at the time to get an opportunity to organise this event later this year, possibly in early 2021 is considering applying for an extension,
For news on this issue please check for updates under the Events Tab.
DEIMP project partner INHOLLAND University of Applied Sciences hosted this year's first meeting for the participants of the Dutch branch of the project's schoolnetwork.
Chaired by local coordinator Jeroen Bottema the school representatives discussed a range
of topics including the processes and interim results of the second edition of
the DEIMP online course and how practitioners interested in developing a
(multimedia) case study based on one of the lessson scenarios they designed
could be supported by the inHolland partner/coaches
For more details see this blogpost
In June 2019 DEIMP project coordinator and partner Kevin Burden & Matthew Kearney shared their research-based insights on approaches to and design principles for innovative mobile learning at ITE Forum, one of the activities of the of the EU project ITELab (Initial Teachers Education Lab), a Knowledge Alliance project between higher education institutions and industry to foster innovation and knowledge exchange in initial teacher education (ITE). The iTELAB project is an initiative of European Schoolnet, a pan-European network of 34 Ministries of Education. Recording of the full session available here
Then in November Ton Koenraad, on behalf of Deimp partner TELLConsult, contributed to the final TEACHMEET session of The Networked Teacher – Teaching in the 21st Century MOOC for pre- and inservice teachers, provided by the European Schoolnet Academy. The key results of the EU projects MTTEP and DEIMP were briefly presented. For an impression see this short compilation of some scenes.
See the full recording of the event here.
Twenty-one participants attended a half day workshop held at the annual m-Learn conference in Delft, focused on designing innovative mobile learning pedagogies. The workshop was run by Kevin Burden and Matthew Kearney and was also attended by Ton Koenrad and Jeroen Bottema, projects members from the DEIMP team. Participants included academics from across the world including China, Asia, Africa and the USA. The workshop was also attended by the editor of the International Mobile and Blended Learning Journal, David Parsons, who briefly explained the process of submission for the special edition on Innovation in Mobile Learning which the project team are editing.
If you are interested in registering for the next iteration of the online course (MOOC) you can enrol here:
If you are interested in finding out more about the special edition and now to submit to it, click on the link below:
Ray Kirtley and Kevin Burden attended the 9th EFL conference in Reading, UK and presented their Mobile Learning in Thailand project. Although the project took place in December 2017, the outcomes with regard to mobile learning, are still relevant today and are particularly important for fieldwork. This is a great conference to attend and is very relevant for anybody interested in mobile learning in non formal settings. Strongly recommended. #deimp #2019EFL
Today colleagues from the DEIMP team (Professor Kevion Burden; Professor Sandy Schuck and Professor Peter Aubusson) are attending the International Conference on Education and Learning (ICEL) in Osaka, Japan to present the latest findings and research from the DEIMP paper. Our paper is entitled: Developing and Evaluating Innovative Mobile Pedagogies: The DEIMP Project. You can find the abstract for the paper here; http://icel2019.gaics.org/site/userdata/1254/file/Conference%20Program%20of%20ICEL%202019%20Osaka.pdf
The presentation can be found here:
2019-2020 is the final year of the DEIMP project and during this period of time the project will be running a number of events to publicise, disseminate and widen the impact of the project. These include an international learning and training workshop in Cyprus in March/April, 2020, a workshop at the prestigious MITE conference in Galway in May 2020, and a series of one day dissemination conferences (Multiplier events) held across Europe and in Australia between August-October 2019. You can find out more about all of these events in the project website or click on the links below. We look forward to meeting you at them:
Dissemination conferences (multiplier events):
Learning and Training workshop, Cyprus (March-April 2020):
MITE conference workshop, 29-30th May, 2020, Galway:
Professor Burden (UK) and Associate Professor Matthew Kearney (Australia) are due to run a half day workshop at the 15th International Conference on Mobile Learning in Delft on 16th September, 2019. The workshop will focus on innovation in mobile learning and will build on the work of the DEIMP project over the past two years. To find out more about the workshop and to register for it click here: http://www.deimpeu.com/ec-tel-workshop-delft-2019.html