Nurturing a networked academic community: #ASCILITEMLSIG mobile learning special interest group

Vickel Narayan*, Thomas Cochrane, Todd Stretton, Nawal Chanane, Mehrasa Alizadeh, James R. Birt, Elisa Bone, Neil Cowie, Chris Deneen, Meredith Hinze, David Sinfield, Tom Worthington, Paul Goldacre, Robert Vanderburg

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This paper explores the development of a special interest group bound by common interests, experiences, and access to opportunities in mobile learning as a model of a networked academic development community. With core members spanning eleven educational institutes across three continents, the Mobile Learning Special Interest Group (MLSIG) was established to facilitate mobile learning praxis to enable authentic learning and learner agency through a networked community of academic practitioners and researchers. The paper identifies critical elements of the MLSIG networked community through an autoethnographic narrative from 14 self-nominated participants. These are woven into a proposed framework and model for nurturing networked academic development communities.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-16
Number of pages16
JournalInternational Journal for Academic Development
Publication statusPublished - 13 May 2024


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