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“Developing the European m-learning Forum”. Peter J. Bates. Senior Partner, pjb Associates. Pearson Meeting Room Suite, London 24 September 2001. Focus of the Forum.

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Developing the european m learning forum

“Developing theEuropean m-learning Forum”

Peter J. Bates

Senior Partner, pjb Associates

Pearson Meeting Room Suite, London 24 September 2001

Focus of the forum
Focus of the Forum

  • To encourage new business opportunities and stimulate mobile learning products and services within the overall Learning Business.

  • To create new opportunities for widening access to learning in order to reduce social exclusion and opportunities for the continuous up-skilling of the workforce in order to maintain competitiveness.

Focus of the forum1
Focus of the Forum

  • To create networking opportunities that would hopefully stimulate new business from creative ideas. It will also explore the issues and opportunities created for the personalisation of learning accessible through a personal handheld device.

Focus of the forum2
Focus of the Forum

  • To assist in helping companies better understand the wide variety of needs of learners in order to develop the most appropriate tools to meet their needs at a cost that can enable widespread usage.

Focus of the forum3
Focus of the Forum

  • To establish a number of face-to-face networking meetings across and to establish an online discussion group for sharing ideas and a web based information database of good practice.

Running the forum
Running the Forum

  • Critical – it should be demand led!

  • Not supply driven!!

Geographical spread
Geographical spread?

  • Country focus

  • European focus

  • Global focus

Activities and services
Activities and Services?

  • Face-face-human networking seminars

  • Online discussion Forum

  • Regular paper-based newsletter

  • Regular online/email newsletter

  • Daily online newsfeeds

  • Executive Reports

  • Web site – with Resources database

  • Advice/support contacts service

Structure of forum membership
Structure of Forum membership

  • Membership - Individual person

  • Membership – Organisation

  • Membership - Department/cost centre

  • No formal membership

  • Membership – with formal committee structure

Membership fee
Membership Fee

  • All inclusive membership fee

  • No membership fee but pay per activity

  • Small membership fee and pay per activity

Level of membership fee cost of services
Level of membership fee/cost of services

  • Company membership - according to size of organisation employees

  • Company membership - according to size of organisation turnover

  • University/non profit making Membership lower fee than companies

  • Fixed membership fee

  • Pay per activity/service

Thank you for listening
Thank you for listening

Peter J. Bates

Senior Partner

pjb Associates

52 St Andrews Way

Ely, Cambs


United Kingdom

Email [email protected]