Mobile phones on! Enhancing motivation through M-Learning                          Cecilia Cicolini
Mobile phones and mobile applications. Your views
DISRUPTIVE
UBIQUITOUS
Mobile phones are allowing widespread        access to the Internet
Mobile phones are changing habits.
Mobile phones on!  How many people have got mobile            phones?   How many people have got basic      phones? Smartp...
They cost less.    They cost more.       Internet-                                         enabled.    Cameras,         Ca...
Smartphones vs Basic Phones
How can we usemobile phones in  the class?
How does Chris make use of the pictures?Why does he consider these activities motivating?How does he use audio recorders?
A few more activities…
Mobile Phone Tour
My Diary: Future     Plans
Phone Camera: My     Photos
Close-ups
Close-ups
Close-ups
Close-ups
Close-ups
Silent Movies
How to play mymobile phone game.
RecordingInterviews
Why these        activities?     They encourage speaking.       Negotiation of meaning.     Visual / Aural / Kinestheti...
Post interesting links with     ELT content for your    students.Source: David Read’s blog: http://mobileesl.blogspot.com....
Vocabulary or grammarquestions to students.
Get students to share newlanguage.Class notices, homework, etc.Create a private group.
Class notices, homework, etc.Create a private group.             www.grouptweet.com
Mobile Apps used spontaneously by            students.        To look up words in the dictionary.        To record new voc...
Mobile apps used spontaneously by            students.        Coffee table mobile browsers while        watching TV.      ...
Apps
Learner Autonomy                      Students take          Autonomous Ability to take    responsibility for     learning...
Learner Autonomy Teacher becomes                         Autonomy can be     Technology can beless of an instructor       ...
How to encourage learners to use    m-learning outside the classroom1. Find out what devices they have and what apps they ...
Learner Autonomy You cannot teach aman anything, you canonly help him to find  it within himself.       Galileo Galilei
http://www.scoop.it/t/mobile-learning-for-language-teaching
Let’s keep on learning together!       https://sites.google.com/site/apibaetlsig/                    www.apiba.org.ar
Cecilia Cicolini   cecilia.cicolini@gmail.comwww.learningpaths.com.ar
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  1. 1. Mobile phones on! Enhancing motivation through M-Learning Cecilia Cicolini
  2. 2. Mobile phones and mobile applications. Your views
  3. 3. DISRUPTIVE
  4. 4. UBIQUITOUS
  5. 5. Mobile phones are allowing widespread access to the Internet
  6. 6. Mobile phones are changing habits.
  7. 7. Mobile phones on! How many people have got mobile phones? How many people have got basic phones? Smartphones?What do you do with your mobile phone?What problems do mobile phones cause in your classroom?
  8. 8. They cost less. They cost more. Internet- enabled. Cameras, Cameras and Email, social sometimes video recorders. networks.video recorders. Phone calls and Third-partyPhone calls and SMS. software (apps). SMS.
  9. 9. Smartphones vs Basic Phones
  10. 10. How can we usemobile phones in the class?
  11. 11. How does Chris make use of the pictures?Why does he consider these activities motivating?How does he use audio recorders?
  12. 12. A few more activities…
  13. 13. Mobile Phone Tour
  14. 14. My Diary: Future Plans
  15. 15. Phone Camera: My Photos
  16. 16. Close-ups
  17. 17. Close-ups
  18. 18. Close-ups
  19. 19. Close-ups
  20. 20. Close-ups
  21. 21. Silent Movies
  22. 22. How to play mymobile phone game.
  23. 23. RecordingInterviews
  24. 24. Why these activities? They encourage speaking.  Negotiation of meaning.  Visual / Aural / Kinesthetic.  RealiaThey promote groupwork, collaborative learning, learning by doing.  New vocabulary. Authentic language.
  25. 25. Post interesting links with ELT content for your students.Source: David Read’s blog: http://mobileesl.blogspot.com.ar/2010/03/how-to-use-twitter-with-esl-group.html
  26. 26. Vocabulary or grammarquestions to students.
  27. 27. Get students to share newlanguage.Class notices, homework, etc.Create a private group.
  28. 28. Class notices, homework, etc.Create a private group. www.grouptweet.com
  29. 29. Mobile Apps used spontaneously by students. To look up words in the dictionary. To record new vocabulary in Mywordbook. Social networks (Facebook, Twitter) to communicate in English. • English as a lingua franca to communicate with friends.
  30. 30. Mobile apps used spontaneously by students. Coffee table mobile browsers while watching TV. Apps to kill time. To listen to the radio and podcasts to watch youtube videos, etc.
  31. 31. Apps
  32. 32. Learner Autonomy Students take Autonomous Ability to take responsibility for learning – morecharge of one’s their own learning, effective than non- own learning. rather than depend autonomous on the teacher. learning. Benson & Voller 1997
  33. 33. Learner Autonomy Teacher becomes Autonomy can be Technology can beless of an instructor fostered in the used for fostering and more of a classroom (Harmer autonomy (Benson facilitator of 2007). 2001) learning.
  34. 34. How to encourage learners to use m-learning outside the classroom1. Find out what devices they have and what apps they use. Do they use any device for language learning?2. In groups, get them to discuss how they could use their mobile phones for learning English (language apps and games, dictionaries, podcasts, books and magazines in English, etc.)3. Get them to decide on one or two applications to try out for the following class.4. Get learners to report in class about their experience. Ask them to try out a new one for the following class.Some students will be more enthusiastic than others. Enthusiasm may be contagious or not. Adapted from Nicky Hockly’s blog: http://www.emoderationskills.com/?p=151
  35. 35. Learner Autonomy You cannot teach aman anything, you canonly help him to find it within himself. Galileo Galilei
  36. 36. http://www.scoop.it/t/mobile-learning-for-language-teaching
  37. 37. Let’s keep on learning together! https://sites.google.com/site/apibaetlsig/ www.apiba.org.ar
  38. 38. Cecilia Cicolini cecilia.cicolini@gmail.comwww.learningpaths.com.ar

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