TABLET COMPUTERS AND                                 BLENDED LEARNING                                     ENVIRONMENTS    ...
BLENDED LEARNING                                 BEFORE TABLETSThursday, September 29, 11                        2
2 MAIN MODES                             RESERVE A COMPUTER LAB, AND                             DO A COMPUTER-CENTRIC    ...
2 MODES OF BLENDED                LEARNING                             RESERVE A COMPUTER LAB, AND                        ...
2 MODES OF BLENDED LEARNING                             DO REGULAR ACTIVITIES IN A                             CONVENTIONA...
BLENDED LEARNING                                  WITH TABLET                                   COMPUTERSThursday, Septemb...
WEIGHT & PORTABILITY                             SHAREABILITY (TIM BRAY)                             SPEED → CASUAL USE   ...
A       3                    MODE OF BLENDED                         RD                LEARNING                           ...
INTEGRATED MODE                             COMPUTERS MAY BECOME LIKE:                             WHITEBOARDS            ...
ANOTHER VIEW                             E-LEARNING (AND MOST LEARNING) IN JAPAN TENDS TO BE                             S...
Internal Research                                   Grant                • Received a university-internal grant           ...
Thursday, September 29, 11   12
Internal Research Grant                • Used iPads in groups in Integrated                  Skills & Oral Presentation cl...
• What activities is it possible to                             do using iPads?                    • What activities is it...
Activities             • Creating presentations             • Delivering presentations             • Reading e-books      ...
Creating presentationsThursday, September 29, 11                      16
• Used Keynote for iPad.             • Students worked in groups to make (a) a               simple presentation about a c...
Thursday, September 29, 11   18
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Delivering presentationsThursday, September 29, 11                 21
• Used Google Docs outside of class to              create a group presentation.            • In class, one student from e...
• More traditional activity: most of the                             e-learning part of the activity is                   ...
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Playing word gamesThursday, September 29, 11                        29
• Traditional word games:                             Crosswords, Word associations,                             Shiritori...
Thursday, September 29, 11   31
Word ZapperThursday, September 29, 11                 32
BoggleThursday, September 29, 11   33
Word AbacusThursday, September 29, 11                 34
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Reading e-booksThursday, September 29, 11                     36
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• Potentially useful for extensive                             reading                    • Books available include Oxford...
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Creating mind mapsThursday, September 29, 11                        45
• Lots of dedicated mind map software                             available: iThoughtsHD, iMindMapPro,                    ...
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Creating podcastsThursday, September 29, 11                       57
• Students created episodes for a new                             podcast (the PUK Review Cast), reviewing                ...
VoiceRecorderThursday, September 29, 11                   59
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IssuesThursday, September 29, 11            63
Conducting surveysThursday, September 29, 11                        64
• Students used mobile Safari to create a                             survey on Polldaddy.                    • They used ...
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Creating library tour                                guidesThursday, September 29, 11                       71
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• Viewing angle (number of iPads)                • Sharing, transferring files                • Efficiency of group work    ...
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Tablet Computers & Blended Learning Environments

  1. 1. TABLET COMPUTERS AND BLENDED LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS RICHARD S. LAVIN, PREFECTURAL UNIVERSITY OF KUMAMOTOThursday, September 29, 11 1
  2. 2. BLENDED LEARNING BEFORE TABLETSThursday, September 29, 11 2
  3. 3. 2 MAIN MODES RESERVE A COMPUTER LAB, AND DO A COMPUTER-CENTRIC CLASS DO REGULAR ACTIVITIES IN A CONVENTIONAL CLASSROOM AND SET COMPUTER-BASED HOMEWORKThursday, September 29, 11 3
  4. 4. 2 MODES OF BLENDED LEARNING RESERVE A COMPUTER LAB, AND DO A COMPUTER-BASED CLASS → COMPUTER-CENTRIC MODEThursday, September 29, 11 4
  5. 5. 2 MODES OF BLENDED LEARNING DO REGULAR ACTIVITIES IN A CONVENTIONAL CLASSROOM AND SET COMPUTER-BASED HOMEWORK → DISCRETE MODEThursday, September 29, 11 5
  6. 6. BLENDED LEARNING WITH TABLET COMPUTERSThursday, September 29, 11 6
  7. 7. WEIGHT & PORTABILITY SHAREABILITY (TIM BRAY) SPEED → CASUAL USE COST CONNECTIVITYThursday, September 29, 11 7
  8. 8. A 3 MODE OF BLENDED RD LEARNING LEARN IN REGULAR CLASSROOMS USE TECHNOLOGY OCCASIONALLY & CASUALLY SHARE INTEGRATED MODEThursday, September 29, 11 8
  9. 9. INTEGRATED MODE COMPUTERS MAY BECOME LIKE: WHITEBOARDS OHP/OHCThursday, September 29, 11 9
  10. 10. ANOTHER VIEW E-LEARNING (AND MOST LEARNING) IN JAPAN TENDS TO BE SOLITARY AND COMPETITIVE SHARING IPADS CAN ACT AS A STIMULUS TO GROUP LEARNING. REMINISCENT OF KEN BEATTYS* FOCUS ON TANDEM LEARNING WITH COMPUTERS. VIRTUE OF NECESSITY. Ken Beatty. 2003. Teaching and researching computer-assisted language learning. Pearson Education.Thursday, September 29, 11 10
  11. 11. Internal Research Grant • Received a university-internal grant of 500,000 yen • Bought 7 Wi-Fi iPads with cases and softwareThursday, September 29, 11 11
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  13. 13. Internal Research Grant • Used iPads in groups in Integrated Skills & Oral Presentation classes • Usually 4 to a groupThursday, September 29, 11 13
  14. 14. • What activities is it possible to do using iPads? • What activities is it useful to do using iPads? • What transformative activities are possible using iPads? • What practical and pedagogical challenges do iPads present?Thursday, September 29, 11 14
  15. 15. Activities • Creating presentations • Delivering presentations • Reading e-books • Creating podcasts • Creating mind maps • Playing word games • Creating surveys • Creating library tour guidesThursday, September 29, 11 15
  16. 16. Creating presentationsThursday, September 29, 11 16
  17. 17. • Used Keynote for iPad. • Students worked in groups to make (a) a simple presentation about a country of their choice; (b) a more complex presentation on a linguistic or cultural topic related to the same country. • Students presented to the whole class after finishing their presentations, connecting their iPad to a TV.Thursday, September 29, 11 17
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  21. 21. Delivering presentationsThursday, September 29, 11 21
  22. 22. • Used Google Docs outside of class to create a group presentation. • In class, one student from each group visited the other groups on rotation to give their presentation. • Students presented to the whole class after finishing their presentations, connecting their iPad to a TV.Thursday, September 29, 11 22
  23. 23. • More traditional activity: most of the e-learning part of the activity is handed off to students to do as homework. • The iPads potentially serve as an enhancement to the actual presentation in class.Thursday, September 29, 11 23
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  29. 29. Playing word gamesThursday, September 29, 11 29
  30. 30. • Traditional word games: Crosswords, Word associations, Shiritori, Scrabble • The iPad has a great variety of games: Wordflick HD, Words HD, WSolitaire HD, Scrabble, Boggle, Ultimate Hangman, Word Abacus, Wordlands, Word Zapper, Word MagicThursday, September 29, 11 30
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  32. 32. Word ZapperThursday, September 29, 11 32
  33. 33. BoggleThursday, September 29, 11 33
  34. 34. Word AbacusThursday, September 29, 11 34
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  36. 36. Reading e-booksThursday, September 29, 11 36
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  38. 38. • Potentially useful for extensive reading • Books available include Oxford Bookworms (at present Stages 1 & 2) • Lots of enhanced e-books availableThursday, September 29, 11 38
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  45. 45. Creating mind mapsThursday, September 29, 11 45
  46. 46. • Lots of dedicated mind map software available: iThoughtsHD, iMindMapPro, MindMeister. MindMeister offers free accounts and has a browser-based edition. • Mind maps can also be created with general diagramming software: OmniGraffleThursday, September 29, 11 46
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  57. 57. Creating podcastsThursday, September 29, 11 57
  58. 58. • Students created episodes for a new podcast (the PUK Review Cast), reviewing iPad software • Groups of 2 or 3 recorded a semi-prepared discussion in class, using VoiceRecorder. • The instructor uploaded episodes to the podcast site after class.Thursday, September 29, 11 58
  59. 59. VoiceRecorderThursday, September 29, 11 59
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  63. 63. IssuesThursday, September 29, 11 63
  64. 64. Conducting surveysThursday, September 29, 11 64
  65. 65. • Students used mobile Safari to create a survey on Polldaddy. • They used the Polldaddy app to record other students’ answers and collate them. • They examined the collated answers on the Polldaddy site in mobile Safari and used the data to create a presentation.Thursday, September 29, 11 65
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  71. 71. Creating library tour guidesThursday, September 29, 11 71
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  78. 78. • Viewing angle (number of iPads) • Sharing, transferring files • Efficiency of group work • Charging & syncing • Time management • Ownership, and problems with lending in lessons onlyThursday, September 29, 11 78

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