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Mobile Language Learning

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on 9 February 2013

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Transcript of Mobile Language Learning

To Infinitive and Beyond! Mobile Language Learning: What is mobile learning? Why mobile? What do I need? Teacher's Role Which tools are part of m-learning? Informal Mobile Learning Ideas for Mobile Learning
in Language Classrooms Good question! There's lots of debate...

Mobility of user? Content? Device?
Learning that occurs when learner is NOT at a fixed or predetermined location
Learning that occurs via a mobile device
Captures a moment of interest to build upon later! Highly portable
Learner driven
Low cost
Versatile features
Improved storage capacity
Ubiquitous Device
Wi-fi connection (sometimes)
Ultimate goal: normalization Learning management systems
Personal learning environments
Mobile devices
Tablet computers
Augmented reality Facilitator or "guide on the side"
Provide guidance on appropriate tools and sites
Offer resources and let students explore
Tech support
Learn alongside students Personalized Authentic Situated Informal Spontaneous Mobile Learning in the Classroom Advantages Develops learner autonomy
Encourages creation of a peer network
Self-directed learning
Integrates real life with academia
Potential for situated, immersive learning
Learner driven
Easy content creation Barriers Institutional rules
Access to devices
Ownership of devices
Cost to students
Increased teacher commitment
Class disruptions Advantages Context aware technology tailors learning
Support from family and friends outside the classroom
Supportive feedback from outsiders
Bridges different sites of learning Barriers Access to devices
Access to networks Mobile Language Learning Ideas for your
Classroom Record pair presentation practice and self-review recording Digital Flashcards Podcasts and Vodcasts Collect everyday language
through notes,
audio recordings,
videos Cell phones as clickers
for student
response systems Skype and voice chat with expert speakers Take pictures!
Make collages, photograph teacher lessons for later review, image recognition for augmented reality Record and/or distribute listening materials Blogging and Microblogging Data Collection
Research Web 2.0 Tools
Content Creation
Site Translation Access authentic materials and speakers Language Apps List
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