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?
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.
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 vocabulary in Mywordbook. Social networks (Facebook, Twitter) to communicate in English. • English as a lingua franca to communicate with friends.
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.
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
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.
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
Learner Autonomy You cannot teach aman anything, you canonly help him to find it within himself. Galileo Galilei