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Mobile and social media for language learning and teaching | Bilbao 2011

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Transcript of Mobile and social media for language learning and teaching | Bilbao 2011

How do you learn? Think about how you learnt
either some new language or
a new teaching idea What motivated
you to learn? Who or what
helped you learn? How, where,
when did
you learn? Learning with social media I identified a problem that I personally wanted to solve I drew from my personal learning environment in order to locate people and resources that could help me with my problem I published to social media as an opportunity for personal reflection and as a way of sharing my learning experience with others my stimulus the motivation people in the flesh other like-minded people online involvement in online communities embracing the chaos of social media need for some tools posting on my personal blog helped me map out the steps wrote up the activity consolidated the knowledge gained Bilbao | October 2011

What I got out of it What my students got out of it It was a positive learning experience Why did they learn less than me? got them over their initial embarrassment took pride in sharing their results reflected a bit positive contact with a form of social media not their initiative part of my curricula drew on their current personal learning environments didn’t consciously extend their PLEs learning experience remained essentially grounded in the classroom shared the results of their learning they didn’t necessarily reach a deeper understanding about how they learn best What we can get out of Josh's learning experience self initiated, experience based, personally meaningful knew how to draw on his personal
learning environment used friends, mobile devices and
social resources to help him learn connected his learning across episodes and locations shaped for himself a learning strategy that worked Why self-directed learning is important it’s a particularly effective
way of learning our educational institutions
find it hard to keep pace
with change in a digital society it’s individuals rather
than institutions who are
placed to take advantage
of social media and mobile
devices we are the ones who
have to make sense of
what’s happening around us we need to know how
we learn best so
as to become effective
and lifelong learners My story Josh's story Next steps – from teacher initiative to student initiative Thanks! @ann_f TeachingEnglish – Facebook Electric Village Online
http://evosessions.pbworks.com/w/page/10708567/FrontPage Joe Dale’s blog – Integrating ICT into the MFL classroom http://joedale.typepad.com/integrating_ict_into_the_/2007/10/liam-makes-a-le.html Encouraging learner autonomy (my blog post)
– Creating voki characters http://encouraginglearnerautonomy.blogspot.com/2007/09/creating-voki-characters.html Example class blog – pizza and chips http://pizzachips.blogspot.com/2009_11_01_archive.html Voki online site for creating animated, speaking characters http://www.voki.com Voki official blog for using vokis in the classroom http://blog.voki.com/ TeachingEnglish website (my Voki activity) http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/try/activities/creating-vokis-%E2%80%93-online-animated-characters-speak TeachingEnglish Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/TeachingEnglish.BritishCouncil Graham Attwell Youtube video: School’s out – Personal Learning Environments Graham Attwell blog post on PLEs http://www.pontydysgu.org/2008/12/how-my-personal-learning-environment-is-changing/ Wendy Drexler – The networked student model for construction of personal learning environments http://www.ascilite.org.au/ajet/ajet26/drexler.html Wendy Drexler Youtube video: Networked student Notes for this presentation Ann Foreman &
Josh Underwood Mobile and social media
for language learning
and teaching
What did
you learn? shared it with other teachers What processes do we need to put in motion? What skills do we need to develop? build up a personal learning environment choose the right people, the right resources for each situation recognise which elements in our personal learning environment serve useful purposes identify people / mentors / clusters of like-minded associates ability to – become a node in other people’s learning networks navigate the knowledge landscape a praxis of experimentation, action and reflection ability to – empathise with other people articulate your experiences know how to reciprocate handle, select and filter
information abundance ability to –

evaluate and authenticate
information sources recognise and understand
the significance of emerging
patterns and trends learn from experience ability to –
identify your best learning strategies find spaces and opportunities
to take stock of where you are
and where you want to go balance the known
with the unknown we = teachers + students The DNA of learning with mobiles and social media What opportunities for learning
do social media offer? What about mobile devices? How can you use mobile devices and
social media to support your own learning? How do you think that using
them will change dynamics
in the classroom? How do we move from teacher initiated learning
to learner initiated learning? How can you use mobiles and
social media with your learners? @joshuau https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KeYn-NUwEpqz1zwygInvJr0YbPJK9fplSGlzZsjBOic/edit?hl=en_GB&pli=1 Stuff mentioned in Ann’s Story Stuff mentioned in Josh’s Story Note application on phone https://market.android.com/search?q=note&so=1&c=apps twitter https://twitter.com/ google mobile http://www.google.com/mobile/ forvo http://www.forvo.com/ wiktionary http://www.wiktionary.org/ bitstrips http://www.bitstripsforschools.com About Mobiles & Language Learning Mobile Learning http://www.teachingenglish.org.uk/tips/mobile-learning
- 5 minute video introduction to using mobiles for English language learning, Chris Baldwin on British Council TeachEnglish pages The Mobile Mind: learning differently with mobile devices,
slideshare presentation www.slideshare.net/AgnesKH/the-mobile-mind-inaugural-lecture Phone CALL - Incidental Language Learning with Mobile Technologies, slideshare presentation http://www.slideshare.net/sharplem/phonecall-eurocall-2011-keynote, Mike Sharples, EuroCALL 2011 keynote. Mobile ESL http://mobileesl.blogspot.com- Learning and teaching
ESL using cellphones, tablets and other mobile, David Read’s blog Scoop.it Mobile Learning for Languages http://www.scoop.it/t/mobile-learning-for-languages - how mobile devices (phones, MP3 players, tablets) can be used to enhance language learning”, curated by David Read Apps for Mobile Language Learning http://www.emoderationskills.com/?p=134 - a blog post from Neil Ballantyne, British Council Mobile & English language learning http://iatefl.britishcouncil.org/2011/sessions/2011-04-18/do-smartphones-mean-smart-learners-mobile-english-language-learning
- Neil Ballantyne’s IATEFL 2011 talk video (40 mins) Aprendiendo con dispositivos moviles - slideshare presentation http://www.slideshare.net/palazioberri/udima-2011-mlearning, Gorka Palazio, UPV mLearning-a: kontzeptua, historia eta erabilerak - slideshare presentation http://www.slideshare.net/palazioberri/mlearninga-kontzeptua-historia-eta-erabilerak, Gorka Palazio, UPV Why not get your students to design a mobile game for language learning? - Outline instructions for teachers http://innov8.pearson.com/learners/ from Pearson’s innov8ing with young people competition About Social Media Language Learning & Social Media http://www.elearningeuropa.info/languagelearning
– a community discussing language learning, teaching and social media Language Learning/Teaching using task-based 2.0 tools – part 1 http://www.slideshare.net/palazioberri/language-teachinglearning-with-web-20-tools part 2 http://www.slideshare.net/palazioberri/tislid-2010-second-part) - SlideShare presentation, Gorka Palazio, UPV. George Couros – Why Social Media Can and Is Changing Education http://www.connectedprincipals.com/archives/3024 About Personal Learning Environments Graham Attwell – Personal Learning Environments - the future of eLearning? www.elearningeuropa.info/files/media/media11561.pdf Related Reading How mobile devices can change learning - (free access) Agnes Kukulska‐Hulme (2010) Mobile learning as a catalyst for change http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/02680513.2010.511945, Open Learning, 25 (3) - Special Issue: Mobile learning: using portable technologies to create new learning An approach to teaching and learning that makes learner agency and the move towards learner initiated activity and autonomy central - Leo van Lier (2007) Action-based Teaching, Autonomy and Identity http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.2167/illt42.0#preview, Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching, 1(1) A recent look at a variety of mobile applications that can be used for language learning and teaching - Robert Godwin-Jones (2011) Mobile Apps for Language Learning http://llt.msu.edu/issues/june2011/emerging.pdf, Language Learning & Technology 15(2), pp. 2–11. LLT (free access) has many papers on mobile learning http://www.googlesyndicatedsearch.com/u/llt?q=mobile&x=34&y=26. An overview of various ways mobile devices have been used to support language learning and teaching. (free access) George M. Chinnery (2006) Going to the MALL: Mobile Assisted Language Learning http://llt.msu.edu/vol10num1/pdf/emerging.pdf. Language Learning & Technology http://llt.msu.edu/ 10(1), pp. 9–16. Agnes Kukulska-Hulme & Lesley Shield (2008) An overview of mobile assisted language learning: From content delivery to supported collaboration and interaction http://oro.open.ac.uk/11617/1/S0958344008000335a.pdf. ReCALL 20(3): 271-289. How can mobile devices help us connect informal and formal learning and help learners adopt ‘habits of mind’ useful for lifelong learning - draws on experiences with children and teachers in Singapore schools - Wong L-H., Looi, C-K. (2011) What seams do we remove in mobile-assisted seamless learning? http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360131511001369 A critical review of the literature. Computers & Education, 57(4) pp. 2364-2381 Ubiquitous Learning Log for You http://sites.google.com/site/learning64u/video - A free Android app and a research project investigating sharing of user generated learning objects (English, Japanese & Chinese). mLearn2011 http://mlearn.bnu.edu.cn/ - Programme includes many Mobile Language Learning papers http://mlearn.bnu.edu.cn/source/mLearn%20Conference%20Program.pdf Our Mobile and social media for language learning and teaching Scoop.it http://www.scoop.it/t/mobile-and-social-media-for-language-learning-and-teaching Using Twitter for professional development – Sandy Millin http://sandymillin.wordpress.com/2011/09/29/twitter-for-professional-development/
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