Recent Blogs

Workshops and EUROCALL

on Aug 15, 2017

The Minclusion project is up and running after the summer holidays. 15 August, we started our collaboration with RISE Interactive supported by Chalmers Innovation. We will host a series of design workshops during the autumn where we will invite different newly arrived and stakeholders. Our first workshops will be focusing on the medical sector. Minclusion was represented at the EUROCALL conference in Southampton with two presentations, one in the MALL SIG symposium and one paper presentation.

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1st Minclusion Conference

on Jun 12, 2017

The Minclusion conference 12 June was a very rewarding event with over 60 participants! We invited a mix of researchers, developers and enthusiasts within the areas of mobile learning and migration. In the morning, the Minclusion team made a presentation of the work we have done so far. We have for example been engaging in a number of networking activities. Our research of investigating the mobile learning area and mapping the existing language and intercultural communication apps has been fruitful.

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Hack for Inclusion

on Apr 8, 2017

In the beginning of April, we organised a hackathon on the theme of mobile innovation for inclusion of newly arrived. Participants, with backgrounds in programming, interaction design, language technology and communication, gathered together in our premises at the Department of Applied IT and worked hard from Saturday to Sunday. The idea behind the hackathon was to find new ideas and innovative technical solutions that can support language learning and inclusion in the society for newly arrived Arabic speaking people in Sweden.

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Presenting at Mobile Learning Week in Paris

on Mar 23, 2017

Four persons from our team attended Mobile Learning Week, organized by UNESCO and UNHCR in Paris 20-24 March. The theme of the conference was “Education in emergencies and crises”. The week began with a two-day symposium, when Linda and Khaled presented our project and preliminary results from our first usability study. For many refugees the smartphone is a lifeline and the conference discussed how mobile technologies can enable continued training. An example of a practical initiative is the competition EDUAPP4SYRIA, launched by the Norwegian government.

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