Cell Phone in  EFL Teaching and Learning     Guoqiang Cui   Graduate Student   of   University of Southern Mississippi
Introduction…
<ul><li>Mobile Learning (ML) did not appear until the invention of portable technologies and mobile devices in the 1970s a...
 
Among all the mobile devices   cell phone is probably more  widespread and popular  in use all over the world
<ul><li>According to China’ Ministry of Information Industry (MII) statistics released on January 28, 2008, China added 86...
Overview of   Mobile Devices Applied in Mobile Learning …
Handheld Computers   Audio and video players   Cell Phones
Handheld Computers
<ul><li>Handheld computer is a portable computer which is small and can be held in hand. At present products like PDAs (Pe...
Audio and video players
Cell Phones…
What   you can do with it?
“ Cell phones are not just communication devices sparking new modalities of interacting between people, they are also part...
Voice
SMS   (short message service)
Browsing
Download
Camera
Gaming
What is the present  EFL teaching situation   in China?
<ul><li>Ill purpose  </li></ul><ul><li>Low-quality materials  </li></ul><ul><li>No English environment </li></ul><ul><li>T...
Promising use  in the future…
<ul><li>install the campus wireless cell phone call system to minimize the cost of phone call.  </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade ...
Reference  Chinnery, G. M. (2006). MERGING TECHNOLOGIES. Going to the MALL: Mobile Assisted Language Learning.  Language L...
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  1. 1. Cell Phone in EFL Teaching and Learning Guoqiang Cui Graduate Student of University of Southern Mississippi
  2. 2. Introduction…
  3. 3. <ul><li>Mobile Learning (ML) did not appear until the invention of portable technologies and mobile devices in the 1970s and 1980s, and mobile devices have undergone great changes and revolutions in the past decade with the fast development of the modern technology. </li></ul>
  4. 5. Among all the mobile devices cell phone is probably more widespread and popular in use all over the world
  5. 6. <ul><li>According to China’ Ministry of Information Industry (MII) statistics released on January 28, 2008, China added 86.228 million new handset users in 2007 for a total of 547 million users by the end of the year, and fixed-line phone users fell 2.337 million users to 365 million in the period. Chinese handset users sent 535.08 billion SMS messages in the first eleven months of 2007, for an increase of 37.5 percent from the year-ago period. </li></ul>
  6. 7. Overview of Mobile Devices Applied in Mobile Learning …
  7. 8. Handheld Computers Audio and video players Cell Phones
  8. 9. Handheld Computers
  9. 10. <ul><li>Handheld computer is a portable computer which is small and can be held in hand. At present products like PDAs (Personal Digital Assistants) and Smart phones are so advanced and versatile with the fast development of modern technology that there is hardly any distinction among them. </li></ul><ul><li>They are very convenient to carry with, and have computer-like functions. You can use them to calculate, browse online, send and receive E-mails, play music, typewrite, record video and audio, send fax, play games, or even make phone calls. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of them even use the voice recognition technology by voice input. The smart phones are usually mobile-phone-like and have more advanced functions than cell phones. These devices can enhance the classroom activity and expand the learning time and space. </li></ul>
  10. 11. Audio and video players
  11. 12. Cell Phones…
  12. 13. What you can do with it?
  13. 14. “ Cell phones are not just communication devices sparking new modalities of interacting between people, they are also particularly useful computers that fit your pocket, are always with you, and are always on. Like all communication and computing devices, cell phones, can be used to learn” by Marc Prensky
  14. 15. Voice
  15. 16. SMS (short message service)
  16. 17. Browsing
  17. 18. Download
  18. 19. Camera
  19. 20. Gaming
  20. 21. What is the present EFL teaching situation in China?
  21. 22. <ul><li>Ill purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Low-quality materials </li></ul><ul><li>No English environment </li></ul><ul><li>Technology issue </li></ul>
  22. 23. Promising use in the future…
  23. 24. <ul><li>install the campus wireless cell phone call system to minimize the cost of phone call. </li></ul><ul><li>Upgrade SMS system, try to cut down the cost of sending texts and ensure the high quality of it. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can go online to the teacher’s page or some other English learning pages, to read, listen to some materials and they can also take the online test. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can download materials to further read, listen and finish their assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers or English technologists can make some interesting and meaningful games for the students. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can store many educational materials in their cell phone like listening materials or books for later review. </li></ul>
  24. 25. Reference Chinnery, G. M. (2006). MERGING TECHNOLOGIES. Going to the MALL: Mobile Assisted Language Learning. Language Learning & Technology . 10 (1), 9-16. Duke University iPod First Year Experience Final Evaluation Report . (2005). Retrieved April 15, 2008, from http://cit.duke.edu/pdf/reports/ipod_initiative_04_05.pdf Jones, B. G. (2005). EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES. Messaging, Gaming, Peer-to-Peer Sharing: Language Learning Strategies & Tools for the Millennial Generation. Language Learning & Technology . 9 (1), 17-22. Marc Prensky. (2004). What Can You Learn From A Cell Phone? – Almost Anything , Retrieved April 15, 2008, from http://www.ojc.edu/content/facultyStaff/What%20Can%20You%20Learn%20from%20a%20Cell%20Phone_%20Almost%20Anything!.pdf Nix, J., Russell, J., & Keegan, D. Mobile learning/SMS (Short Messaging System) academic administration kit. Retrieved April 15, 2008, from http://www.eden-online.org/contents/publications/SMS/Ericsson.Mobile.A5.pdf Quin, C. (2000). M-Learning: Mobile, wireless, in-yourpocket learning. Retrieved September 22, 2007, from http://www.linezine.com/2.1/features/cqmmwiyp.htm Samuels, J. (2003).  Wireless and handheld devices for language learning . Proceedings of the 19th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching and Learning, Madison, WI. Retrieved April 15, 2008, from http://www.uwex.edu/disted/conference/Resource_library/proceedings/03_50.pdf Simonson, M., Smaldino, S., Albright, M., & Zvacek, S. (2006). Teaching and Learning at a Distance: Foundations of Distance Education. Columbus: Upper Saddle River. University Of Portsmouth (2007). Mobile Phone Game Will Help New Students Overcome Culture Shock.  ScienceDaily .  Wang, M. J., Shen, R.M., Tong, R., Yang, F. & Han, P. (2005). Mobile learning with Cellphones and PocketPCs. In Lau, R.W. H., Li, Q., Cheung, R., & Liu, W. Y. (Eds.), Advances in Web-Based Learning – ICWL 2005 , 3583, 332-339.
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