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The special session “Motivating Students with Mobiles for STEM” (MsM for STEM 2017), within the “EDUCON2017 IEEE Global Engineering Education Conference”, in line with the objectives of the MsM’2014 and MsM’2015 Special Sessions and the growing interest of the educational community towards fostering STEM education, aims to continue and promote the discussion about the motivational aspects of mobile learning, with special focus on supporting STEM education.
Mobile learning, offers learners the potential to acquire knowledge and skills in a ubiquitous and personalized manner, facilitating a learner-centered learning experience in “anytime and anywhere” settings. Among the numerous elements that are associated with a successful mobile learning strategy, emotional, affective and motivational factors are considered especially important and need to be further investigated.
STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) education is currently one of the main priorities in many educational systems worldwide. Despite the fact that employment opportunities in STEM professions are growing, the number of students interested in pursuing science careers is on a descendent trend. How can mobile technologies be used in order to motivate students towards STEM education?
The Special Session will provide an opportunity for researchers and practitioners to present their latest work on evaluating the impact of mobile learning on student motivation and learning, and propose pedagogies, motivational strategies, instructional design methodologies and implementations to support and enhance STEM education through the appropriate uses of mobile technology.
The special session “Motivating Students with Mobiles for STEM” (MsM for STEM 2017) invites original papers (full/short/poster submissions) focusing on fostering student motivation and engagement in STEM subjects, using mobile technologies.
The topics include (but are not limited to):