Things are going really well! I was recently elected member-at-large with the Special Interest Group: Mobile Learning (SIGML) of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

Check out the nice letter here:

Hi  Rurik,


I am pleased  to inform you that you have been selected as the new Member at Large Officer for the  Mobile Learning SIG (SIGML)!  Congratulations!  Your term of service will begin at ISTE 2012 this summer (please note you are not required to attend the conference).  


Colleen Kimball will be in contact with you in the next couple of weeks about an orientation for newly elected and appointed SIG officers.  The orientation will include information on the SIG program, resources that are available, and ISTE activities and opportunities; I hope you will be able to attend.


Please feel free to contact myself or SIGML Chair Elliot (who is copied on this e-mail) if you have any questions before the orientation.


Will you please send me a quick email response back to confirm that you would like to accept this SIG leadership position?  If you could please let me know by  Friday, April 20th I would greatly appreciate it.    Please note that by accepting the position you are acknowledging that you have read and agree to the SIG Volunteer Agreement (attached).


Please let me know if you have any questions. Congratulations again!


Sarah Chatzkel

Member Communities Manager

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)


I look forward to serving the education technology community in this new role at the international level and my students locally. This election means I have the opportunity to share with students and teachers all over the world which can only benefit my students’ global perspective. Hopefully this leads to greater opportunities for implementing mobile technology in the classroom!

Looking forward to seeing everyone at ISTE 2012 in San Diego.


About the author: Rurik

Known both as Ru (or as the title suggests, Ru Ru the Ruiner), Rurik studies ways games can designed to improve society, especially in the realm of education.