About the Festival


The 4th International Mobile Learning Festival (IMLF2017)
8-10 June, 2017, Hong Kong SAR China

The 4th International Mobile Learning Festival (IMLF2017) will be held at The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR China. Building upon successes of the previous conferences, we continue to explore Mobile Technologies and Emerging Learning Design in the context of school, higher and corporate education. The IMLF2017 will be located in an exceptional venue for sharing information on contemporary approaches to human development and education at all levels, learning design, mobile learning, e-learning, and Learning 2.0 from around the world. The conference will feature evidence-based developments led by mobile and emerging learning technologies and paradigms.


Tertiary and secondary school teachers, education policy makers, researchers, education publishers and designers, research students, learning technology developers and human capital agencies are all encouraged to attend and engage with colleagues at the IMLF2017. Your participation will contribute to the discussion and exploration of the most important developments in mobile learning and emerging learning technologies and paradigms.

The conference speakers will provide unique perspectives on human learning, and highlight practical enhancement of human agency through embedding of mobile and emerging technologies in learning design.


IMLF2017 will explore concepts, practices and issues that provide pathways for effective integration of mobile and emerging learning technologies in education at all levels and environments such as, open, self-directed and flexible learning, e-learning, blended learning, flipped learning, MOOCs, and socially-networked learning. The focus will be on the four key elements of an effective learning design: Resources, Activity, Support and Evaluation, and engage in examination of enabling conditions and articulation of coherent strategies for advancement of mobile and emerging learning design.

Building on our standard format, which includes Keynote speakers, Invited speakers, Paper presenters and Industry leaders presentations, IMLF2017 will introduce Doctoral Consortiums and Virtual Presentations.

In addition to a special issue of a goodjournal in the field, we plan to write the 2nd volume of the Mobile Learning Theories and Applications book to be published by Springer.

Submit your proposal, papers and nominations for speakers by 15 December, 2016.

Don’t miss the International Mobile Learning Festival!

We look forward to seeing you in Hong Kong in June 2017.


Scientific, Academic and Practical Themes


Mobile and Emerging Learning RESOURCES

  • Analysis and design of digital resources for learning
  • Educational Apps
  • E-books and digital publishing in education
  • Learning objects
  • Open-access resources
  • Theory driven approaches to educational interface and interaction design
  • Authoring systems for development of mobile resources for learning
  • Social media resources
  • Cloud-based resources
  • Learning resources and integration with Big Data
  • Emerging forms of learning resources and interactivity, virtual and augmented reality, holographic technology, Kinect, interactive toys, 3D printing, and wearable devices.

Mobile and Emerging Learning ACTIVITIES

  • Learning outcomes and mobile learning activities
  • Inquiry-based learning, problem-based learning, design-based learning and other contemporary approaches to learning activity
  • Innovative approaches and activities
  • Digital storytelling
  • Student engagement
  • Gamification of a learning activity
  • Case studies of mobile learning activities
  • Impact of mobile learning tools and activities
  • Design of mobile learning environments for blended, open, flexible, distance, distributed and classroom learning

Mobile and Emerging Learning SUPPORT

  • Social networking and emerging forms of communication tools for learning
  • Emerging devices, context awareness, and connectivity of learners
  • Connected communities and culture of support
  • Development of life-long/independent learning through support strategies

Mobile and Emerging EVALUATION and Assessment approaches

  • E-portfolio Assessment
  • Learning Analytics and educational data mining
  • Mobile learning and assessment methodologies
  • Assessment of new literacies
  • Assessment of creativity and other emerging generic skills
  • Feedback strategies

IMLF 2016 Supporting Organizations



CORPORATE SUPPORT (Sponsorship Options)














Important Dates

Abstract/Full Paper Submission Deadline:
15 December, 2016

Registration Deadline for Participants:
15 January, 2017

The Conference Dates:
9-10 June, 2017

8 June, 2017

IMLF Publications

The following are publications based on the previous IMLF conferences:

  • Proceedings of the 1st International Mobile Learning Festival

  • Proceedings of the 2nd International Mobile Learning Festival

  • Proceedings of the 3rd International Mobile Learning Festival

  • Special Issue of the Educational Media International

  • Special Issue of the Interactive Learning Environments

  • Special Issue of the Interactive Technology and Smart Education Information (upcoming)

  • "Mobile Learning Design: Theories and Application"published by Springer


For further information contact the programme committee:




Event Coordinated by Consultants International for Human Capital Development (CIHCD)

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