International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL)
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International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL)

An Official Publication of the International Association for Mobile Learning
Editors-in-Chief: David Parsons (The Mind Lab by Unitec, New Zealand) and Kathryn Mac Callum (University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand)
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Published: Quarterly |Established: 2009
ISSN: 1941-8647|EISSN: 1941-8655|DOI: 10.4018/IJMBL
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The International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL) provides a forum for researchers, practitioners, and academicians in this field to share their knowledge and experience of combining e-learning and m-learning with other educational resources. The journal offers insight into a wide range of topics such as knowledge sharing, mobile games for learning, collaborative learning, e-learning, and more. Due to its comprehensive coverage and its distinction as an official publication of the International Association for Mobile Learning, IJMBL has been accepted into prestigious indices such as Web of Science Emerging Sources Citation Index®, Scopus®, Compendex®, and PsycINFO®. IJMBL contains useful articles for those seeking to learn, analyze, improve, and apply technologies in mobile and blended learning, spanning theoretical, technical, and pedagogical issues in that learning. The journal also devotes discussion to comprehensive or critical reviews of the current literature, relevant technologies and applications, and important contextual issues under areas such as privacy, security, adaptivity, and resource constraints.

Topics Covered

  • Comprehensive or Critical Reviews of the Current Literature
  • Evaluation of Mobile or Blended Learning in Practice
  • Future of Mobile or Blended Learning
  • Knowledge Sharing
  • Learner Interaction/Collaborative Learning
  • Mobile Games for Learning
  • Mobile or Blended Learning Applications
  • Mobile or Blended Learning Applied at Different Levels of Education from Pre-School to Tertiary and Beyond
  • Pedagogical and/or Philosophical Underpinnings of Mobile or Blended Learning
  • Privacy and Security Issues
  • Related Research in Learning, Including E-Learning and Pedagogical Approaches
  • Resource Constraints in the Delivery of Mobile or Blended Learning
  • Reviews of the Application of Mobile or Blended Learning in Multiple Contexts
  • Role of Wikis, Blogs, Podcasts, Messaging, Other Online Tools, and Web 2.0 Components in Learning Delivery
  • Roles of Mobile, Pervasive, and Immersive Technologies in Education
  • Technologies that Directly or Indirectly Support Mobile or Blended Learning Systems (Devices, Networks, Tools, etc.)
  • Theoretical Approaches to Mobile or Blended Learning Solutions
  • Use of Mobile or Blended Learning in Professional Environments

Mission and Scope

The primary mission of the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL) is to provide insight and understanding into the role of innovative learning theory and practice in an increasingly mobile and pervasive technological environment. As technology enables a more seamless experience of device-supported learning worlds that may integrate mobile, embedded, augmented, and immersive technologies, researchers, professionals, and academicians may expect to see increasing interest and activity in blended approaches to learning. IJMBL brings together experts at the forefront of this field, in both technology and pedagogical practice, and assists them in the development and dissemination of new approaches to both mobile and blended learning.

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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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


Editor(s)-in-Chief Biography

David Parsons is National Postgraduate Director at The Mind Lab by Unitec, Auckland, New Zealand. He has a PhD in Information Technology from Nottingham Trent University (UK) and has wide experience in both academia and industry. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning and author of a number of texts on computer programming, web application development and mobile learning. His work has been published in many international journals, including Computers & Education, IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies and Software Practice and Experience. He chaired the Conference on Mobile Learning Technologies and Applications in 2007 and was co-editor of Innovative Mobile Learning: Techniques and Technologies (Information Science Reference, 2009). He is a member of the International Association for Mobile Learning and a professional member of the British Computer Society.

Editorial Board

International Advisory Board
Teresa Cerratto-Pargman, Stockholm University, Sweden
Associate Editors
Giasemi Vavoula, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Hokyoung Ryu, Hanyang University, Korea, Republic Of
John Traxler, University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Kathryn Mac Callum, Eastern Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Norman Vaughan, Mount Royal University, Canada
Rosemary Stockdale, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia
Editorial Review Board
Adele Botha, Meraka Institute, South Africa
Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, The Open University, United Kingdom ORCID
Aleksej Heinze, University of Salford, United Kingdom
Andrew Kitchenham, University of Northern British Columbia, Canada
Andrew Luxton-Reilly, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Azadeh Nemati, Islamic Azad University, Jahrom Branch, Iran, Islamic Republic Of
Christoph Pimmer, University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Daniyar Sapargaliyev, Almaty Management University, Kazakhstan
Debbie Holley, Bournemouth University, United Kingdom ORCID
Dion Hoe-Lian Goh, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Dragan Cisic, University of Rijeka, Croatia
Elizabeth FitzGerald, The Open University, United Kingdom ORCID
Heide Lukosch, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands
Inmaculada Arnedillo-Sánchez, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland ORCID
Jane Yau, University of Mannheim, Germany, Germany
Jari Multisilta, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Jayne Klenner, King's College , United States
Joachim Griesbaum, University of Hildesheim, Germany
Joaquim Jorge, University of Lisboa, Portugal
Kay Fielden, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand
Lori Scarlatos, Stony Brook University, United States
Mahnaz Moallem, Towson University, United States ORCID
Marcelo Milrad, Linnaeus University, Sweden
Marcus Specht, Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands
Margaret Baguley, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Margarete Grimus, Graz University of Technology, Austria ORCID
Mark Tyler, Griffith University, Australia
Marshall Lewis, Air New Zealand, New Zealand
Masood Masoodian, Aalto University, Finland ORCID
Michelle Kilburn, Southeast Missouri State University, United States
Patrick Danaher, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Peter Ilic, University of Aizu, Japan ORCID
Rahul Ganguly, University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Rajarathinam Arangarasan, The Raj Organization, United States
Ronda Zelezny-Green, London University, United Kingdom
Ross A. Malaga, Montclair State University, United States
Sam Goundar, British University Vietnam, Viet Nam ORCID
Sohaib Ahmed, Bahria University, Pakistan
Stephen Asunka, Ghana Technology University College, Ghana ORCID
Thomas Cochrane, University of Melbourne, New Zealand ORCID
Tony Hall, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland ORCID


Prospective authors should note that only original and previously unpublished article manuscripts will be considered. Interested authors must consult the Journal Guidelines for Manuscript Submission at PRIOR to submission. Any further questions may be answered at All article manuscript submissions will be forwarded to at least three members of the editorial review board of the journal for a double-blind peer review. The final decision regarding acceptance/revision/rejection will be based on the reviews received from the reviewers.

All inquiries should be directed to the attention of:

Dr. David Parsons and Dr. Kathryn MacCallum
International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning (IJMBL)

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