Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre,
and exhibition about transformation
in learning and
teaching using handheld, mobile and
Handheld computers, mobile phones and gaming devices. Last year we were considering the possibilities of 1:1 ICT access where every learner, everywhere would have an inexpensive device and the opportunity to learn anytime at any place. Over 300 delegates attended last year’s inaugural event at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Thanks to the participation of many of the leading thought and 'next practice' leaders, who shared their experiences and knowledge, the event was a catalyst for change and new thinking.
Handheld Learning 2006, in association with the UK governments Department for Education and Skills, The e-Learning Foundation and the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust, brought together our international communities of policy and decision makers, academics educators, developers, publishers and manufacturers; those experienced in the use of mobile technologies and those new to it, to share and expand knowledge of how the use of mobile and pervasive technologies will lead to a positive, transformational change for teaching and learning where the learner is placed at the centre and where every learner matters.
Renowned teaching and learning innovator Professor Stephen Heppell delivered the keynote address followed by leading practitioners and thought leaders including Doug Brown, Head of Learning Technologies Unit, DfES, Valerie Thompson, Chief Executive, e-Learning Foundation, Vanessa Pittard, Director, Evidence & Evaluation, Becta, Tony Parkin, Head of ICT Development, SSAT, Tony Richardson, Director, e-Strategy, Becta, Stephen Carrick-Davies, Chief Executive, Childnet and many others who covered themes from Building Schools for the Future to Personalised Learning to fund raising.
This site now acts as an archive of the event where you will find podcasts, pictures and comment. Our next annual conference, Handheld Learning 2007, will be held on October 10-12th 2007, we hope to see you there.