About This Conference

Our information society is shifting from the Internet Era to the Mobile Internet Era which is rapidly and profoundly changing the entire world as well as the lives of human beings. The Mobile Internet is not only remodeling traditional sectors, but also driving the education reform and education innovations. In order to discuss and explore education development in the Mobile Internet Era, the Bureau of Education of Guangzhou Municipality, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and South China University of Technology (SCUT) have co-hosted “The 1st International Conference on Mobile Learning and Computational Thinking Education, based on App Inventor” from June 13th to June 15th, 2015, in Guangzhou.

The main theme of this conference is “Education Innovations in the Mobile Internet Era”. The conference will feature topics on “Mobile learning, education of computational thinking, and instructions on computer basics”, “Mobile learning, education of computational thinking, and innovations in industry application”, and “How App Inventor nurtures innovative and computational thinking in students”, about 20 renowned scholars from USA, UK, France, Scotland Mainland China, HK and TW have attended and made keynote speeches at the conference, over 300 participants from all over China have attended the conference.

During the Opening Ceremony of the Conference, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Computer Science and Engineering in South China University of Technology, and Guangzhou Education Information Center signed a Memorandum of Understanding, agree to collaborate for an initial period of two years on the creation of an educational Center devoted to teaching mobile computing application development for schools in China.

The Conference was reported by many news media which includes China Daily, China Youth Daily, Guangdong Radio and Television station, they praise that the conference is “academic gathering and a diversified feast for the mind” and “a significant milestone in the history of education development in the Mobile Internet Era”.

Conference General Chair

Dr. Li Yue, SCUT

Conference Honorary Chair

Prof. Hal Abelson, MIT

Important Dates

June 13 Morning:

• Opening Ceremony

• Signing Ceremony

• Keynote talks

June 13 Afternoon:

• Keynote Talks

June 14 Morning:

• Keynote Talks of Breakout Sessions

June 14 Afternoon:

• Keynote Discussion

• App Inventor posters and demo

June 15 Morning:

• Keynote Talks

• Sharing of local teaching case

• Awards Ceremony

• Closing Ceremony