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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, 2012/05/17 - The Asia Pacific Mobile Learning Initiative Recognitions 2012, honoring individuals and organizations passionate about promoting mobile learning, were announced at the GoMobile InOvation Awards Night, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, recently - LTTCom.com.
Dato’ Joseph Salang, the Deputy Minister of Information, Communication and Culture, officiated the GoMobile inOvation Malaysia Awards Party. The APAC Mobile Learning Initiative Recognitions were presented by Wemel Cumavoo, co-Founder of the Asia Pacific Mobile Learning & Edutainment Advisory Panel (APACMLEAP) and Kamil Othman, Vice President & Director, Creative Multimedia Cluster at the Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC).
“Since the inception of the APAC Mobile Learning Initiative Recognitions in 2008, we are amazed by the quality and quantity of entries that come in year after year. It is really encouraging to see companies and academia taking initiatives to leverage on mobile devices, technologies, applications and services to develop and deliver access to educational and training materials efficiently, irrespective of where the user is located and to complement current learning methods be it in developed or developing countries”, said Wemel.
Mobile Learning provides a unique opportunities for those involved in learning be it academic, human resource training, consumer education, lifelong learning or lifestyle learning to enable learning anytime anywhere, he added.
The following were the recipients of the Asia Pacific Mobile Learning Initiatives Recognitions 2012
Mobile ICT Sdn Bhd, Malaysia for their effort to promote Maths learning via game format on mobile phones via mobile learning games
Majlis Perbandaran Subang Jaya (MPSJ), Malaysia for using mobile and web based learning programs as part of their Human Resource training initiatives.
Pixatel Systems Inc., USA, for their contribution to bridge the digital divide by creating innovative learning, gaming, and productivity applications that are optimized to run on all Android smartphones and tablets.
Super Technologies Foundation, USA, for their Rehan School.com, mobile based education system, an effort to enhance employment opportunities and increase national literacy rate.
Ignite Asia Co., Ltd., Thailand for their ‘Trading Tycoon’, an edutainment game application that is blended with real world (information), providing the knowledge and education in an enjoyable way.
This year Merit Certificates were introduced to further encourage mobile learning initiatives in the region and were given to the following 3 companies:
Leadcom Technologies Sdn Bhd for their ‘iLeap’ platform that provides an interactive and blended learning environment giving the learner an instant access to learning artifacts.
SriSeshaa Technologies LLC for their ‘seShkool’ an innovative virtual content delivery platform that integrates the Web and Mobile channels.
LimKokWing University of Creative Technology for their initiative to develop and encourage growth of mobile developers by setting up the necessary labs and facilities for mobile developers.
About The Asia Pacific Mobile Learning & Edutainment Advisory Panel (APACMLEAP)
LTT Global (lttcom.com) set up The Asia Pacific Mobile Learning & Edutainment Advisory Panel (APACMLEAP) in 2007 to lead and support all countries in the Asia Pacific region in the efforts to develop and promote mobile learning infrastructure, applications, devices and content. Among its objectives was to encourage educational organizations, corporate and government sectors to start making strategic and effective use of mobile technology in human capital development and to bridge the digital divide.
We give out the APACMLEAP Initiatives Recognition since 2008 in conjunction with the annual GoMobile event to recognize institutions and organizations that have taken steps to promote mobile learning vide:
1. Development of Content and/or Applications
2. Promoting Mobile Learning Content Through Their Channels
3. Promoting Mobile Learning Vide Workshops/Seminars or Conferences
GoMobile, the Ultimate Mobile Lifestyle Event in the region is an annual initiative by CommTechAsia. Since 2008 it has grown to be a popular and an important platform to promote development of the mobile industry and at the same time help educate consumers on how mobile can enhance their lifestyle. The event has been successful in attracting more than 50,000 visitors to the Expo in the past. We are glad to say that it has gained the recognition of both local and international organizations. GoMobile Show consists of:
GOMOBILE CONFERENCE (10 May 2012)
Featuring Prominent Speakers In Keynotes And Panel Sessions....It is a 1-day conference that enables businesses and consumers to explore the vast possibilities that arise from an increasingly mobile lifestyle.
GOMOBILE AWARDS DINNER (10 May 2012)
Recognizes Outstanding Achievements, Contributions & Innovations In The Mobile Ecosystem...The mobile industry celebrates its successes. The spectacular and exciting gala dinner will bring together the key players of this exciting industry for an evening of recognition and achievements with prestigious awards presented.
GOMOBILE EXPO (11-13 May 2012)
Showcases Mobile Lifestyle In Action...Exciting, interactive and spectacular. Leading mobile companies will come together for 3 days to reach, engage and excite the growing mobile generation. With Five Exciting Zones at GoMobile Expo, there will be something for everyone!
Now in its fourth year, GoMobile has blossomed into a major showcase of mobile devices, technology, services and lifestyle and is the most comprehensive and unique in the mobile arena in region.