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2019 Vavoula, G., Tseliou, MA., Tsiviltidou, Z. (2019). Bluetooth Low Energy Beacon-based Positioning for Multimedia Guides in Heritage Buildings: a Case Study. World Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning (mLearn 2019).
2017 Vavoula, G., Mason, M. (2017). Digital Exhibition Design: Boundary Crossing, Intermediary Design Deliverables, and Processes of Consent. Museum Management & Curatorship, 32(3), 252-271.
Tsiviltidou, Z., Vavoula, G. (2017). Digital Storytelling as a Framework for Inquiry-based Museum Learning. IEEE Proceedings of 17th International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies (ICALT 2017). DOI: 10.1109/ICALT.2017.50
Suriyakul Na Ayudhya, W., Vavoula, G. (2017). Mobile family learning in the science museum. In Proceedings of mLearn2017, Larnaca, Cyprus, Oct 30 – Nov 1. DOI: 10.1145/3136907.3136948
2016 Sharples, M., Taylor, J., Vavoula, G. (2016) (2nd edition). A theory of learning for the mobile age. In Haythornthwaite, C., Andrews, R., Fransman, J., and Meyers, E. (eds) The SAGE Handbook of E-learning Research. SAGE.

Vavoula, G. (2016). Digitally mediated archive-user interactions. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Evaluating Digital Cultural Resources (EDCR 2016), Glasgow, UK, December 12-13.

2015

Vavoula, G., Tseliou, M., Coleman, S., Ffoster-Jones, R., Long, P., and Simpson, E. (2015). Leicester Castle Tells its Story: Beacon-based Mobile Interpretation for Historic Buildings. In Guidi, G., Scopigno, R., Torres, J.C., Graf, H. IEEE Proceedings of Digital Heritage International Congress 2015, volume 2. ISBN: 978-1-5090-0048-7.

Vavoula, G., Coleman, S., Rhys, J. (2015). Leicester Castle tells its story: visitor engagement with historic buildings through beacon-based mobile interpretation. London: Nesta.

Vavoula, G. (2015). Leicester Castle: using iBeacons to light the way to a brighter museum experience. Museum & Heritage advisor, 12 Oct 2015. http://artsdigitalrnd.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Leicester-Castle-project-report.pdf.

2013

Vavoula, G., Kirk, E., and Rudman, P. (2013). Full Circle: Evaluation Report. University of Leicester

Vavoula, G., Kidd, J. (2013). The Shape of Things Blog of Abstracts. https://isayevents.wordpress.com/category/abstract/

2012 Sharples, M., Ainsworth, S., Beale, R., FitzGerald, E., Vavoula, G. (2012). Connect: Exploit the power of personal devices to enhance learning. System Upgrade: Realising the vision for UK education. A report from the ESRC/EPSRC Technology Enhanced Learning Research Programme. Director: Richard Noss, London Knowledge Lab.
2011 Vavoula, G., & Sharples, M. (2011). Meeting the Challenges in Evaluating Mobile Learning: A 3-Level Evaluation Framework. In D. Parsons (Ed.), Combining E-Learning and M-Learning: New Applications of Blended Educational Resources (pp. 178-194). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-60960-481-3.ch011
Kukulska-Hulme, A., Sharples, M., Milrad, M., Arnedillo-Sánchez, I., & Vavoula, G. (2011). The Genesis and Development of Mobile Learning in Europe. In D. Parsons (Ed.), Combining E-Learning and M-Learning: New Applications of Blended Educational Resources (pp. 151-177). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-60960-481-3.ch010
2010 Sharples, M., Taylor, J., and Vavoula, G. (2010). A Theory of Learning for the Mobile Age: Learning through Conversation and Exploration Across Contexts. In Bachmair, B. (Ed.) Medienbildung in neuen Kulturräumen VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, pp. 87-99. ISBN: 978-3-531-16755-8 (Print) 978-3-531-92133-4.
2009 Vavoula, G., Sharples, M. (2009). Meeting the Challenges in Evaluating Mobile Learning: A 3-level Evaluation Framework. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 1(2), pp. 54-75. Download from journal website or view preprint.
Vavoula, G., Sharples, M. (2009). Lifelong Learning Organisers: Requirements for tools for supporting episodic and semantic learning. To appear in Educational Technology & Society, 12(3), pp. 82-97. (special issue on 'Technology support for self-organised learners') View on journal website.
Vavoula, G., Sharples, M., Rudman, P., Meek, J., and Lonsdale, P. (2009). Myartspace: Design and evaluation of support for learning with multimedia phones between classrooms and museums. Computers & Education, 53(2), pp. 286-299. doi:10.1016/j.compedu.2009.02.007. Download from ScienceDirect or view preprint.
Kukulska-Hulme, A., Sharples, M., Milrad, M., Arnedillo-Sanchez, I., and Vavoula, G. (2009). Innovation in Mobile Learning: a European Perspective. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 1(1), pp. 13-35. Download from journal website or view preprint.
RML_Cover_thumbVavoula, G., Pachler, N., and Kukulska-Hulme, A. (Eds.) (2009).

Researching Mobile Learning: Frameworks, methods and research designs
Peter Lang.

Vavoula, G. (2009). Issues and requirements for mobile learning research. In Vavoula, G., Pachler, N., and Kukulska-Hulme, A. (Eds.), Researching Mobile Learning: Frameworks, methods and research designs. Oxford: Peter Lang Publishing Group.
Sharples M., Milrad M., Arnedillo Sánchez I., Vavoula G. (2009). Mobile Learning: Small devices, Big Issues.
To be published in Balacheff, N.,  Ludvigsen, S., de Jong, T.,  Lazonder, A., Barnes, S. & Montandon, L. (Eds) Technology Enhanced Learning: Principles and Products. Springer, pp. 233-249. Online version available from Springer.
Karagianidis, C., Vavoula, G. (2009). Mobile Collaborative Learning. In Avouris, N., Karagianidis, C., Komis, V. (eds), Introduction to Computer Supported Collaboration: collaborative environments and models for work, learning, communities of practice and knowledge building. Kleidarithmos Publications, pp. 321-338.
2008 Kukulska-Hulme, A., Sharples, M., Milrad, M., Arnedillo-Sanchez, I., and Vavoula, G. (2008). Innovizione nel mobile learning: Una prospettiva europea sulle potentialitá didattiche della technologia mobile per l'apprendimento. Technologie Didattiche, 44(2), pp. 4-21.
Rudman P.D., Sharples M., Vavoula G.N., Lonsdale P., Meek J. (2008). Cross-context learning. In L. Tallon & K.Walker (ed.) Digital Technologies and the Museum Experience: Handheld guides and other media. Lanham, MD: Alta Mira Press.
Vavoula, G. & Sharples, M. (2008). Challenges in Evaluating Mobile Learning. In Proceedings of mLearn 2008 Conference, 8-10 Oct, Wolverhampton, UK.
2007 Vavoula, G.N., and Sharples, M. (2007). Future Technology Workshop: a collaborative method for the design of new learning technologies and activities. International Journal of Computer Supported Collaborative Learning, 2(4), pp. 393-419. Download the original publication from www.springerlink.com or view preprint.
Vavoula, G.N., Sharples, M., Rudman, P., Lonsdale, P., and Meek, J. (2007). Learning Bridges: a role for mobile learning in education. Educational Technology Magazine special issue on 'Highly mobile computing', XLVII(3), pp. 33-36. View preprint.
Sharples, M., Taylor, J., Vavoula, G.N. (2007). A Theory of Learning for the Mobile Age. In Andrews, R., & Haythornthwaite, C. (Eds.) The SAGE Handbook of E-learning Research. London: Sage, pp. 221-47.
Sharples, M., Lonsdale P., Meek J., Rudman P.D., Vavoula G.N. (2007). An Evaluation of MyArtSpace: a Mobile Learning Service for School Museum Trips. In A. Norman & J. Pearce (eds.) Proceedings of 6th Annual Conference on Mobile Learning, mLearn 2007, Melbourne. Melbourne: University of Melbourne, pp. 238-244.
Vavoula, G., Pachler, N., Kukulska-Hulme, A. (2007). Proceedings of Workshop on Research Methods in Mobile and Informal Learning: How to get the data we really want. 14 Dec 2007, WLE Centre, Institute of Education, London, UK.
Arnedillo-Sánchez, I., Sharples, M., Vavoula, G. (eds.) (2007). Proceedings of the Beyond Mobile Learning Workshop.
2006 Taylor, J., Sharples, M., O’Malley, C., Vavoula, G., Waycott, J. (2006). Towards a Task Model for Mobile Learning: a Dialectical Approach. International Journal of Learning Technology, 2(2/3), pp. 138-158.
doi:10.1504/IJLT.2006.010616 Download from INDERSCIENCE or view preprint.
Vavoula, G.N., Meek, J., Sharples, M., Lonsdale, P., and Rudman, P. (2006). A Lifecycle approach to evaluating MyArtSpace. In Hsi, S., Kinshuk, Chan, T-K., & Sampson, D.G. Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Wireless, Mobile and Ubiquitous Technologies in Education (WMUTE) 2006, Nov 16-17, Athens, Greece. IEEE Computer Society, pp. 18-22.
Vavoula, G.N., Sharples, M., Rudman, P., Lonsdale, P., Meek, J., and Philips, D. (2006). Museum explorations in physical, personal and virtual space through MyArtSpace. In Proceedings of Mlearn 2006 Book of Abstracts.
Vavoula, G.N., Lonsdale, P., Mwanza, D., Scanlon, E. (2006). Research directions in mobile, informal, science learning. Kaleidoscope JEIRP deliverable D33.3.
Vavoula, G.N. (2006). An analysis of requirements for the ReFLEx project. Report prepared for the Institute of Educational Technology, the Open University, UK.
Vavoula, G.N., Sharples, M., Rudman, P., Lonsdale, P., and Meek, J. (2005-6). Series of evaluation reports for MyArtSpace. Reports prepared for The Sea and Culture Online.
2005 Vavoula, G., and Karagiannidis, C. (2005). Designing Mobile Learning Experiences. In Bozanis, P. and Houstis E.N. (eds) Lecture Notes in Computer Science 3746, pp. 534-544.
Sharples, M., Vavoula, G. (2005). Informal Mobile Learning. Proceedings of Educa Online Conference, Berlin, Nov 30 – Dec 02.
Vavoula, G., and Karagiannidis, C. (2005). Review of the State-of-the-Art in Mobile Learning. Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Open and Distant Learning: ‘Applications of Pedagogy and Technology’ (ICODL 2005). Nov 11-13, Patras, Greece.
Vavoula, G.N., and Sharples, M. (2005). Applying the Future Technology Workshop Method to the design of new learning technology and activities. Abstract for invited contribution to CSCL Kaleidoscope Workshop “Methods for Evaluating Computer Supported Collaborative Learning”, Milton Keynes, November 17-18.
Sharples, M., Taylor, J., & Vavoula, G. (2005). Towards a Theory of Mobile Learning. In H. van der Merwe & T. Brown, Mobile Technology: The Future of Learning in Your Hands, mLearn 2005 Book of Abstracts, 4th World Conference on mLearning, Cape Town, 25-28 October 2005. Cape Town: mLearn 2005, p. 58.
Vavoula, G.N. (2005). Mobile learning episodes: form and substance. CALRG 2005 Conference Book of Abstracts, The Open University, p 13. Online at http://kn.open.ac.uk/public/getfile.cfm?documentfileid= 6406, June 16-17, Milton Keynes, UK.
Vavoula, G.N., O’Malley, C., Sharples, M., Taylor, J. (2005). Pedagogical guidelines for mobile learning.
CAL 05 Abstracts Book, April 4-6, Bristol, UK, Elsevier.
Vavoula, G.N., Scanlon, E., Lonsdale, P., Sharples, M., Jones, A. (2005). Literature Review of Mobile Learning in Informal Science Settings. Kaleidoscope JEIRP deliverable D33.2.
Vavoula, G.N. (2005). WP4: A Study of Mobile Learning Practices. MOBIlearn deliverable D4.4.
2004 Naismith, L., Lonsdale, P., Vavoula, G., Sharples, M. (2004). Mobile Technologies and Learning.
NESTA Futurelab Literature Review Series, Report No 11.
O’Malley, C., Vavoula, G., Glew, J.P., Taylor, J., Sharples, M., Lefrere, P. (2004). WP4 – Guidelines for learning/teaching/tutoring in a mobile environment. MOBIlearn deliverable D4.1.
Vavoula, G. (2004). KLeOS: A Knowledge and Learning Organisation System in Support of Lifelong Learning. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Birmingham, UK.
Lonsdale, P., and Vavoula, G. (2004). Research into current technology that could be applied to the design of learning spaces. Report prepared for JISC project eSpaces: Study on how innovative technologies are influencing the design of physical learning spaces in the post-16 sector.
Vavoula, G.N., Lefrere, P., O'Malley, C., Sharples, M. & Taylor, J. (2004). Producing guidelines for learning, teaching and tutoring in a mobile environment. In Roschelle, J., Chan, T., Kinshuk, & Yand, S.J.H (eds), Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Education (WMTE). Los Alamitos, CA:Computer Society Press, pp.173-176.
Chan, T., Sharples, M., Vavoula, G., & Lonsdale, P. (2004). Educational Metadata for Mobile Learning. In Roschelle, J., Chan, T., Kinshuk, & Yand, S.J.H (eds), Proceedings of the 2nd IEEE International Workshop on Wireless and Mobile Technologies in Education (WMTE). Los Alamitos, CA:Computer Society Press, pp.197-198.
Baber, C., Sharples, M., Vavoula, G., Glew, P. (2004). A 'learning space' model to examine the suitability of different technologies for mobile learning. In Attewell, J., Savill-Smith, C. (eds), Learning with mobile devices: research and development, Mlearn03 Book of Papers, pp. 21-25.
Vavoula, G., Sharples, M., O’Malley, C., & Taylor, J. (2004) A study of mobile learning as part of everyday learning. Proceedings of MLEARN 2004: Learning Anytime, Everywhere. 5-6 July, Rome.
2003 Vavoula, G.N., and Sharples, M. (2003). Putting order to episodic and semantic learning memories: the case for KLeOS. In Proceedings of HCI International 2003, Jun 22-27, Crete, Greece. Vol. 3, pp 894-898.
Vavoula, G.N., Sharples, M., Cross, J., and Baber, C. (2003). SpyCam and RoboCam: An Application of the Future Technology Workshop Method to the Design of New Technology for Children. In Proceedings of HCI International 2003, Jun 22-27, Crete, Greece. Vol. 1, pp 1071-1075.
Mwanza, D., Taylor, J., Sharp, H., and Vavoula, G. (2003). Methods for abstracting design requirements for a mobile e-Learning environment. CALRG 2003 Conference Abstracts, July 2-3, Milton Keynes, UK.
Glew, P, Vavoula, G.N., Baber, C., and Sharples, M. (2003). A 'learning space' model to examine the suitability for learning of mobile technologies. MLearn 2003 Book of Abstracts, pp 16-17. May 19-20, London, UK.
2002 Vavoula, G.N., and Sharples, M. (2002). KLeOS: A personal, mobile, Knowledge and Learning Organisation System. In Milrad, M., Hoppe, U. Kinshuk (eds.) In Proceedings of the IEEE International Workshop on Mobile and Wireless Technologies in Education (WMTE2002), Aug 29-30, Vaxjo, Sweden, pp 152-156.
Vavoula, G.N., Sharples, M., and Rudman, P.D. (2002). Developing the 'Future Technology Workshop' method. In Bekker, M.M., Markopoulos, P., Kersten-Tsikalkina, M. (eds.) Proceedings of the International Workshop on Interaction Design and Children, Aug 28-29, Eindhoven, The Netherlands, pp 65-72.
Vavoula, G.N., and Sharples, M. (2002). Requirements for the Design of Lifelong Learning Organisers. In Anastopoulou, S., Sharples, M., and Vavoula, G. (eds.), MLearn 2002: Proceedings of the European Workshop on Mobile and Contextual Learning, Jun 20-21, Birmingham, UK, pp 23-26.
Anastopoulou, S., Sharples, M., and Vavoula, G. (eds.) (2002). MLearn 2002: Proceedings of the European Workshop on Mobile and Contextual Learning, Jun 20-21, Birmingham, UK.
2001 Vavoula, G.N., and Sharples, M. (2001). Studying the Learning Practice: Implications for the Design of a Lifelong Learning Support System. In Okamoto, T., Hartley, R., Kinshuk, and Klus J.P. (eds.), Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies 2001 (ICALT2001, Aug 6-8, Madison, USA), IEEE Computer Society, pp 79-80.
Vavoula, G.N., and Sharples, M. (2001). A phenomenological study of lifelong learning: implications for the design of a personal, lifelong learning resource. In Proceedings of Computers and Learning 2001 (CAL2001, Apr 2-4, Warwick, UK), Elsevier Science, pp 120-121.

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