It was agreed that prior to establishment of a mobile learning lab, it is important to begin with research on mobile learning to better inform our activities. The R&D unit undertook desk research and conducted a review on the status of mobile learning research and practice and developed a concept note to guide the initiative. The soon to be launched academic journal and the 3rd International Conference of the AVU provide a venue to help deliver activities around mobile learning. These include conference presentations, journal articles and policy briefs. The conference also provides a venue to offer workshops that are relevant to the mobile learning initiative. One workshop was offered during the 2nd conference on learning design for mobile delivery. R&D can build on the face-to-face workshops to see if they can be offered as webinars after the conference to reach an audience beyond the conference.