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The merits and demerits of an iPad
in WELL (Web Enhanced Language Learning)
in teaching writing for large Univ. EFL classes in Japan

JALTCALL 2011,
Kurume University, Mii Campus, Fukuoka
Pre-conference workshops: Friday, June 3
Conference: Saturday & Sunday, June 4 - 5, 2011.

Masami YASUDA, Kwansei Gakuin University

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  • The merits and demerits of an iPad in WELL ( W eb E nhanced L anguage L earning) in teaching writing for large Univ. EFL classes in Japan
      • YASUDA, Masami,
          • Kwansei Gakuin Univ.,
          • Myasuda[at]kwansei.ac.jp
    Theme: Building Learning Environments JALTCALL SIG 2011 Kurume University, Mii Campus Media Center, JAPAN. June 3-5, 2011 JALTCALL SIG 2011 Kurume University, Kurume, Kyushuu, JAPAN. E-Learning at KG Univ.
    • Use of iPads,
      • Web Browsing, E-mail
      • Photos, Videos
      • Music, Games
      • eBooks, etc.
    . Introduction: Use of iPads
    • An iPad is NOT
      • an eBook Reader, alone… .
    • But, how can we use iPads
      • for language learning, CALL,
      • and as mobile presentation tools?
  • . iPads in WELL ( Web Enhanced Language Learning)
    • Lots of applications are available.
    • But, how to use iPads
      • for language learning: CALL, WELL
        • as mobile presentation tools,
      • and, for autonomous self learning.
  • . iPads in WELL ( Web Enhanced Language Learning)
    • An iPad in class use
      • as an instruction mode
      • to present teaching materials
      • i.e. a show and tell gadget
    • Students have no iPads
      • a CALL lab
      • with access to the internet
  • . How to conduct WELL
    • No textbook was assigned,
    • Compiled are:
      • Web and WIKI pages,
      • Online review quizzes
    • A campus BBS (Blackboard, since 2011)
      • To announce lesson plans:
        • Web links and quizzes
    • Quizzes and the final exam
      • are totally online.
  • . iPads – Ideal gadgets?
    • Cost Performance?
    • Hardware limitations
      • VGA Output – Not all applications!
      • iPad 1 - partial, BUT iPad 2 - OK!!
    • Software: No FLASH vs. HTML5 war
      • Apple-html5-flash-friendly-browser-for-ipad-iphone/
    • No keyboard short cuts (cut & paste)
    • Weight: Heavier than Note or Laptop PC?
    • No External storage devices
      • But… Coming soon!! (USB & HD on WiFi)
  • . Applications for VGA Output MP3, AIFF, M4A Audios HTML5 Video Vidoes PNG, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, GIF, etc Images Apple Work, Pages, Numbers, Keynote Apple Software Words, Excel, PowerPoint MS Office HTML, PDF, TEXT, Safari WebArchive Web File Types 230 yen 2Screens 12 kinds including MP3, WAV Audios MOV. MP4. M4V. 3GP. 30 frames/s, bit rate 1.5Mbps. VGA H.264 Vidoes 11 kinds that include JPG and TIFF Pictures Web pages, WebArchive HTML Apple Work, Pages, Numbers, Keynote Apple Software Word, Excel, PowerPoint MS Office Codes over 90, Multi-lingual texts, including Japanese Text Files over 10 MB, and Ok for the password embedded PDF File Types 115 yen GoodReader
  • . Cloud Computing and Mobiles
    • No external storage devices:
    • Cloud Computing?
      • DropBox,
      • Evernote,
      • SugarSynch, etc.
    • Coming soon!???
      • External storage –
      • HD or USB via WiFi.
      • HyperDrive HD
  • . eBook readers
    • eBooks are
      • content-rich
      • of wide general interest.
    • eBooks & dedicated devices would
      • definitely change the literacy world
      • a viable device for EFL ・ ESL readers
    • eBook readers or dedicated devices
      • Apple’s iPad
      • Amazon’s Kindle,
      • SONY’s Libié, iRex’s Digital Reader
    • iPad eBook R eaders
  • . iPad Text2Speech and HyperMedia Applications
  • . iPad Audio and Speed Reading Applications
  • . iPad Text2Speech Applications
    • Can EFL teachers
      • author or publish eBooks on the PC’s ,
        • as well as
      • On an iPad?
    . eBooks for EFL/ESL
    • Students would benefit from
      • reading eBooks, vocabulary
      • Listening drills, etc.
    • Content selection by teachers is the key !!
    • Cost effectiveness – Not yet??
      • Prices - still too high for students in class.
  • . Microsoft Reader
    • Microsoft Reader features:
      • Page by page reading: files ( LIT extension)
      • Highlight word by word
      • Synchronized audio reading
      • Dictionary Lookup
    • Platforms :
      • Windows Mobile PCs,
      • Smartphones ( Windows CE ) ,
      • Mobile phones.
  • . iPad eBooks: Formats - ePUB and PDF
  • . Class Group Portfolio Work: Grading, and PDF Annotations
  • . Process Writing Class: Marking and Grading Blog Theads saekakg2011/2011/02/17/my-father-12/ http://kgblogcast.com/kgblogcast2011/
  • . Summary: BlogCast with RSS Mixing and Text2Speech RSS Mixer with Text to Speech Playlist, Feed, New XML iPods, iTunes, Presentations, Other PodCasting sites Next slide?
  • . BlogCasting: (3) Web log Projects - 2008
    • KGLaw BlogCast 2008
    Local image file
    • Class WeBlogs – Text2Speech 
      • Advcomp – Education course
      • kglaw2011 f 2 – Freshmen 3rd
      • kglaw2011 s 1 – Sophomores 1st
      • Kglaw2011 s 2 – Sophomores 2nd
    AdvComp - Online grading as admin of the server Next slide
    • Comparison of eBooks: with other media, and PDFs
    • Comparison of
      • eBooks
        • with
      • the already developed BlogCast , PDF s
    • Text to speech applications
      • Benefits to EFL students.
    • How useful eBooks would
      • help improve EFL reading skills
    YouTube - eBooks– It's A Book - By Lane Smith
  • . Comparison of eBooks: (2) with other media, and PDFs △ ◎ △ ○ △ ◎ Blog or Podcast × △ × ○ △ △ PDF 1 Media Books eBooks Audio Books 2 Cost △ ◎ △ 4 Audio/ Voice × △ ○ 5 Text to Speech × ○ × 6 Highlight/Synchro × ○ × 7 Delivery × △ × 8 Control Speed × △ △
  • . A WELL Project: ‘Was the Night Before Christmas
  • . Technology in Language Teaching and Learning
    • Figure 1 Range-of-Use Technology Chart
    • Szecsy, Elsie M. &quot;Technology in Language Teaching and Learning.&quot; Encyclopedia of Bilingual Education. 2008. SAGE Publications. 29 Mar. 2009. < http://www.sage-ereference.com/bilingual/Article_n313.html >.
    • Source: EnGauge . Available from http:/ / www.ncrel.org / engauge .    Broken Link Copyright © 2006 Learning Point Associates. All rights reserved. Reprinted with permission.