The Central College Nottingham / LSRI (University of Nottingham) NFC mobile learning project has reached the finals of the Contactless & Mobile Awards (CMA) 2014. This mobile learning project is using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to support EFL learners and is one of 4 finalists in the Contactless and Mobile Awards 2014 (Public Domain Category).
The sponsors of the CMA 2014 include Visa Europe and Samsung. The theme of the award this year is ‘Learning from Experience’ and is open to all organisations who implemented successful contactless applications regardless of geographic region or size of corporation. 13% of the competitors are based in the UK, 39% based in mainland Europe, and 48% from the rest of world. The winners will be decided by a panel of 11, including judges from Visa Europe, the European Commission and GSMA. The results of the competition will be revealed at an event in London on 29 April 2014.
The Central / LSRI project has had notable success in designing innovative learning activities and has gained considerable amount of recent attention from organisations which promote new technology in education. In January, the mobile learning project was presented at the British Council’s flagship Innovation seminar in London attended by government officials and educational advisors from many countries. This February Jisc provided the project with additional innovation funding to embed, enhance and package the project outcomes to the FES sector.
Simon Wardman FIfL
For more information:
NFC in Education
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Mobile Awards (CMA website).