The iPad As a Language Learning Tool Presented By Alphonse BADOMA WALDEN UNIVERSITY EDUC – 8841 COURSE
The four stages of an innovation development 1. need 2. Research 3. Development 4. Commercialization
Low cost equipment
Notebook for students
eBook reader for textbooks
Practice anywhere, anytime
Research According to Hello-Hello: new way to learn languages. authentic and real-life materials, native speakers of the target language through a dedicated social network. interactions with native speakers. the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) recommends the use of the iPad because it provides learners with authentic materials.
Development iPad For language teachers and learners. Used as as a learning tool for any subject
S-CURVE Ipad Sales curve
Adopters within my context
Whole Language Dpt
Adopter Categories Innovators: Early adopters Early Majority Late Majority Laggards.
Key Change Agents
Teachers askey innovators.
Remaining teachers (early adaptors) as soon as innovations proves to be useful
Change Agents as linkers Who will facilitate the flow of innovations?
Teachers as Change Agents
Critical Mass Critical Mass occurs at the point at which enough individuals in a system have adopted an innovation so that the innovation’s further rate of adoption becomes self-sustaining. Rogers 2003, page 363
--Need for the iPad Ipad:
An alternative to costly Language Laboratories
Language applications can be downloaded along with textbooks at an affordable.
The iBook reader is handy for textbooks and documents.
Ipad iBook advantages Books downloaded onto the iPad would...Save money on the cost of purchasing material.Can be updated with the most recent versions of the book instantly.Cause less physical strain on students, who generally had to carry several large books
--Matching the innovation to that need.
use of technology for students.
Surfing the internet
access to functions used on computers.
by side access to books, videos, calculators, voice recorder
another option to express their opinion.
provide books for every student,
and a computer for each child.
References Rogers,E. M. (2003). Diffusion of innovations (5th ed.). New York, NY: Free Press. Websites: http://jeffreyhill.typepad.com/english/2010/01/is-apples-ipad-the-ultimate-language-learning-tool.html http://www.yearlyglot.com/2010/05/how-im-using-my-ipad-to-learn-languages/ http://www.hello-hello.com/i-pad-press.html http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/05/education/05tablets.html?_r=2&pagewanted=all http://ps20speechandlanguage.wordpress.com/2011/01/04/in-the-news-more-schools-embracing-ipad-as-learning-tool/ http://www.apple.com/ipad/features/accessibility.html http://www.apple.com/ipad/ http://www.apple.com/ipad/features/ibooks.html