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MsM' 2015 : Motivating students with Mobiles - Special Session @ IMCL 2015


When Nov 19, 2015 - Nov 20, 2015
Where Thessaloniki
Submission Deadline Sep 7, 2015
Notification Due Sep 21, 2015
Final Version Due Oct 16, 2015
Categories    mobile learning   e-learning    motivation

Call For Papers

The special session “Motivating Students with Mobiles” (MsM’2015), within the “IMCL 2015 - International Conference of Interactive Mobile Communication Technologies and Learning”,, in line with the objectives of the last year MsM’2014 Special Session, aims to continue and promote the discussion about the motivational aspects of mobile learning. It will provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present their latest work on evaluating the impact of mobile learning on student motivation and propose pedagogies, instructional design methodologies and implementations to support and enhance learning motivation through the appropriate uses of mobile technology.

The special session “Motivating Students with Mobiles” (MsM’2015) invites original papers (full/short/poster submissions) focusing on mobile learner motivation and engagement, self-regulation, perceptions, attitudes and acceptance, emotion and affective issues along with mobile learning performance. Special focus will be given on motivation issues in game-based mobile learning and wearables-based learning. The topics include (but are not limited to):

• Modeling Motivation in Mobile Learning,
• Evaluation and Measurement of Motivation in Mobile Learning,
• Motivation theories and Mobile Learning,
• Pedagogies and Motivation in Mobile Learning,
• Motivation and Affect in Mobile Learning,
• Factors that affect Motivation in Mobile Learning,
• Motivation and Cognition in Mobile Learning,
• Motivation and Creativity in Mobile Learning,
• Personalized Motivational support in Mobile Learning,
• Motivational Feedback in Mobile Learning,
• Rewards in Mobile Learning,
• Problem-based and Project-based Mobile Learning to increase Motivation,
• Authentic Mobile Learning to increase Motivation,
• Motivation in Virtual and Remote operated labs with mobile devices,
• Motivation and Context-awareness,
• Motivation in Inquiry-based Mobile Learning,
• Motivation and Mobile Learning in STEM,
• Motivation in Lifelong Mobile Learning,
• Motivating Mobile Learning for students with disabilities,
• Motivation in Game-based Mobile Learning,
• Wearable technologies and motivation,
• Motivation in Wearables-based learning,
• Gamification and Motivation in Mobile Learning,
• Motivation in Mobile Collaborative Learning,
• Peer Motivation in Mobile Learning,
• Motivating students in mobile MOOCs,
• Motivating mobile students in Cloud-based Learning,
• Mobile Learning Assessment and Motivation,
• Mobile Learning Adoption and Acceptance,
• Teachers and Students perceptions about Mobile Learning,
• Parents perceptions about Mobile Learning.

Special sessions, held in parallel with the general conference, are an integral part of the conference. Special session papers are required to meet the same standards as papers in the general conference and are published in the same conference proceedings. Articles submitted to MsM’2015 will follow the Conference Submission System ( and presented papers will appear in the IMCL2015 proceedings, published by IEEE and listed in IEEE Xplore.

It is possible the publication of the enlarged and improved versions of the special session papers in one of the following online journals for a special publication fee:
•International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET),
•International Journal of Advanced Corporate Learning (iJAC),
•International Journal of Online Engineering (iJOE),
•International Journal of Interactive Mobile Technologies (iJIM),
•European Journal of Open, Distance and E-Learning (EURODL),

MsM’ 2015 Special Session Chairs
•Anastasios A. Economides, Full Professor, Director CONTA -Computer Networks & Telematics Applications Lab, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, GR, Webpage:
•Stavros A. Nikou, Interdepartmental Programme of Postgraduate Studies in Information Systems, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, GR, Webpage:

MsM’ 2015 Program Committee

• Santi Caballe, Open University of Catalonia, ES
• Geoffrey Crisp, RMIT University, AU
• Helen Crompton, Old Dominion University, USA
• Thanasis Daradoumis, University of the Aegean, GR
• Martin Ebner, Graz University of Technology, AT
• Anastasios A. Economides, University of Macedonia, GR
• Daphne Economou, University of Westminster, UK
• Carlo Giovannella, University of Rome Tor Vergata, IT
• Agueda Gras-Velazquez, European Schoolnet, BE
• Christian Guetl, Graz University of Technology, AT
• Davinia Hernández-Leo, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, ES
• Piet Kommers, University of Twente, NL
• Marcelo Milrad, Linnaeus University, SE
• Stavros A. Nikou, University of Macedonia, GR
• Carmen L. Padrón-Nápoles, Atos Research, ES
• Teresa Restivo, University of Porto, PT
• Demetrios Sampson, University of Pireaus, GR

Important Dates:
07 Sep 2015 Submission of complete papers for special sessions
21 Sep 2015 Notification of acceptance
09 Oct 2015 Author registration deadline
16 Oct 2015 Camera-ready due
19 Nov 2015 Conference Opening

Stavros A. Nikou : stavrosnikou(-at-) or snikou(-at-)

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