Reviews and Testimonials
The most comprehensive journal of its kind, the International Journal of Mobile and Blended learning (IJMBL) offers the researcher and practitioner an exceptional opportunity to take on board the major currents in this new learning technology field. In particular, it embraces the major issues addressed by innovative learning theories and practices in an increasingly mobile and pervasive technological environment. I personally believe that IJMBL fills a void for those wishing to thoroughly understand mobile and blended learning's diverse foundations, and establishes itself at the core of the discipline.
– Dr. Hokyoung Ryu, Centre for Mobile Computing at Massey University, New Zealand
Mobile computing is having an enormous impact on many aspects of society, not least on learning and education. The International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning will likely have a very strong positive impact on this area from both from technical and societal perspectives. It will be exciting to see how this journal promotes an international exchange of ideas in this important field.
– Professor Ken Hawick, Massey University, New Zealand
The International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning is a much needed academic resource that explores and advances international understanding of the growing research areas in mobile and blended learning. These areas are becoming increasingly important in moving our Information Society forward.
– Aleksej Heinze, University of Salford, UK
With the advent of Web 2.0 technologies, more and more users make use of Web-based systems to participate in communities or search for and provide information in Web-based systems. They access shared knowledge which they need for their professional life or for learning. But life has become much more mobile over recent years. This requires new designs, technologies, and learning processes to provide users with a seamless experience. This journal brings great value to the research and practitioner community by focusing on these vibrant issues.
– Dr. Stephan Lukosch, FernUniversität in Hagen, Germany
Mobile learning as part of a holistic, blended learning strategy has the potential to reach millions in our academic, corporate and military domains. We hope to explore the synergy between these important areas.
– Dr. David Metcalf, Institute for Simulation and Training at University of Central Florida, USA
The establishment of the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning represents a significant milestone in the growing scholarship about the links among learning, teaching and technologies. It promises to bring together cutting edge research about innovative, sustainable and transformative approaches to technology enhanced education. Mobile technologies and blending modes of knowledge construction and delivery are the most recent developments in the ongoing search for understanding the multiple ways, methods and places in which humans learn. This journal will contribute significantly to that understanding.
– Patrick Danaher, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
It is good to see that the field of mobile learning is maturing and becoming a recognized academic discipline. The focus of IJMBL, covering pervasive and ambient learning as well as distance learning supported by mobile devices, provides a valuable contribution to the field.
– Mike Sharples, University of Nottingham, UK