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Mobile Learning: Trends, Attitudes and Effectiveness

To be published by NOVA Science Publisher



     Mohamed Hamada
     The University of Aizu
     Fukushima, JAPAN

  • Abstract/intention for submission: Nov. 30, 2014
  • Full chapter submission: Feb. 28, 2015
  • Notification of acceptance: April 30, 2015
  • Camera ready version: May 30, 2015
  • Tentative publication date: June 2015

     Please send your submission by e-mail to
     (or then you will receive instructions
     about formatting and sample chapter.


The term "mobile learning" (or m-learning for short), has different meanings for different communities, covering a range of use scenarios (including e-learning, educational technology and distance education), that focuses on the mobility of the learner through the use of mobile devices.
     M-learning can be seen as the learning across multiple contexts, through social and content interactions, using personal electronic devices such as handheld computers, smart devices (e.g. smartphone and tablets), notebooks, mobile phones, etc. It reflects how society and its institutions can accommodate and support an increasingly mobile population.
     M-learning is convenient in that it is accessible from virtually anywhere and at any time. Like other forms of e-learning, m-learning is also collaborative. Sharing is almost instantaneous among everyone using the same content, which leads to the reception of instant feedback and tips. This highly active process can help in improving students' performance and cut the dropout rate in technical fields. M-learning also brings strong portability by replacing books and notes with small devices, filled with tailored learning contents. In addition, it is simple to utilize mobile learning for a more effective and entertaining experience.
     The challenges that face e-learning and m-learning systems come from the growth rate of students, education contents, services that can be offered and resources made available. These challenges include: optimizing resource computation, storage and communication requirements, dealing with dynamic concurrency requests, etc. Such challenges highlight the necessity of the use of a platform that meets scalable demands and cost control. This environment is cloud computing. The cloud computing environment rises as a natural platform to provide support to e- and m-learning systems.


Prospective authors are invited to submit their work in any area related to mobile learning, e-learning, cloud computing and learning technologies, learning software tools and applications designed for academia and industries.
Submissions are solicited on a broad range of topics, including (but not limited to):
  • M-learning (and e-learning) platforms
  • MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) and m-learning
  • Cloud computing applications and utilization in m-learning
  • Virtual Environments for e- and m-Learning
  • Impact of e- and m-learning on the learning process
  • Evaluation methods for e- and m-learning
  • Implementation issues of e- and m-learning
  • Applications of m-learning in higher education


     Mohamed Hamada (The book editor), e-mail:
     (or for any question you may have.

Company and Shirakawa City Official Visit

IDC Frontier Cloud Company and Shirakawa City Official Visit to Hamada Lab

Nov. 28, 2014

Setting (front, from left to right):

1. Mr. Tsuyoshi Sakamto: Chief, Office of Industries and Cooperation, Shirakawa City Hall
2. Ms. Mami Tsuchiya: Director, Corporate Managing Division, IDC Frontier Inc.
3. Dr. Mohamed Hamada, University of Aizu.
4. Mr. Akihiro Tomita: Staff, Office of Industries and Cooperation, Shirakawa City Hall.

Standing (back) some of Hamada's Lab students.

Public Lecture

Smart Devices App Development: iOS Programming

Oct. 25, 2014

Open Lab

Summer and Autumn

Oct. 11~12, 2014 (and August 10, 2014)

International Conference IEEE MCSoC 2014

IEEE 8th International Symposium on Embedded Multicore/Manycore

Sept. 23~25, 2014

International Workshop CCLS 2014

International Workshop on Cloud-based Computing e-Learning Systems

Sept. 23~25, 2014

Invited Lecture on MOOC and Active Learning

Prof. Paulo Blikstein, Stanford University

Sept. 22, 2014

Public (Short) Lecture at Open Lab

Smart Learning: Learning Style Index

August 10, 2014

Introducing University of Aizu to Turkish Students

Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey

April, 2014

  • Left picture: introducing the university of Aizu to Turkish students
  • Right picture: from left: Prof. Cevdet Dean of Faculty of Engineering, Mohamed Hamada, and Mr. Mustafa Head of International Relation at Fatih University

Keynote Talk: IEEE IndiaCOM 2014

Artificial Intelligence: the Possible and the Challenges

March 7, 2014

Introducing University of Aizu to African Students

African University of Science and Technology, Abuja, Nigeria

Celebrating the University of Aizu 20's Anniversary with African students, Sept, 2013

Signing a Cooperation Protocol

Univ. of Aizu and African University of Science and Technology, Abuja, Nigeria

Sept, 2012

From left:
  • Prof. Mustafa, President, Turkish Nigerian Nile University
  • Prof. Wole, President, African University of Science and Technology
  • Mohamed Hamada, University of Aizu
  • Dr. Boubou, World Bank senior staff and representative at the African Univ. of Sc. and Tech.