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Teachning mobile natives in Russia: challenges and perspectives

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  • 1. Teaching ‘Mobile Natives in Russia: Challenges and Perspectives Lomonosov Moscow State University S. Titova
  • 2. Your opinion…. Why are mobile devices becoming more and more popular in education? What are the main reasons for that?
  • 3. Mobile D evices: available and widespread In 2012 77% of the world’s population owned mobile phones 10% the world’s population ha d access to the wireless Internet In Russia: population – 139 mil people, they own 237,7 mil mobile devices By 2013 all Russian high schools will have free Wi-Fi Goldmedia Mobile Life Report 2012 TNS 2013
  • 4. M OBILE LEARNING MEANS ... Learning just-in-time, just enough, and just- for-me (J.Traxler, 2009) New forms of content dispersion like course casts, Moblogs, and Twitter feeds (S. Kumar, 2010) Students’ increased competence in problem- solving (T. Rekkedal, A. Dye, 2007) Improvements in collaboration and behaviour; increased motivation (Attewell J., Savill-Smith S., R. Dough, 2010) Delivering educational experiences that would otherwise be difficult or impossible (Kukulska- Hulme, 2010).
  • 5. Mobile devices change the way we
  • 6. Research ProjectMobile Devices in Language Classroom: Theory and Practice
  • 7. Mobile Devices in Language Classroom: Theory and Practice
  • 8. Methods we used questionnaires, interviews, focus groups, lesson observations, audio and video recordings, SRS feedback surveys, informal face-to-face discussion groups, online forum and blog discussion
  • 9. What mobile devices do you have?
  • 10. What do you use mobile phones for? Access to resources
  • 11. Our Students’ Mobile Skills
  • 12. How often do you use MDin and outside the classroom for learning?
  • 13. What tools and apps do you use outside the classroom?
  • 14. What tools and apps do you use in the classroom?
  • 15. Where are mobile devices worth applying ?
  • 16. What would you use mobile devices for in your learning context?
  • 17. What for do your teachers use mobile devices?
  • 18. Do you want to use mobile devices in your learning experience everyday?
  • 19. Reports of the interviewed students Mobile devices are the best tools to be used for both autonomous and collaborative work The 21st century is the era of technology. We need m-learning! I used mobile devices everyday while studying in Germany Mobile devices do not replace a teacher but they provide an amazing visualization of learning process Mobile devices can simplify access to materials and improve academic interaction
  • 20. Survey Results Smart phones and tablets are the most appropriate MDs: no need in expensive computer classrooms Technologically and psychologically students are ready to use mobile devices and apps Students more frequently use MD outside the classroom in their learning experience than in classroom work They very rarely use educational apps for FLL They dont use mobile devices for productive or for collaborative activities
  • 21. Challenges The pressure towards the use of MD is coming from the students Instructors unwillingly employ MD, dont guide the students through available educational apps It is necessary to develop our instructors’ mobile literacies It is a must to work out strategies and methods of MD implementation into traditional classroom
  • 22. MOBILE LEARNING METHODSDEPEND ON environment: 1. Learning classroom based or autonomous work2. Frequency: mobile course or mobile technology integration with traditional course3. Content: pull or push4. BYOD (bring your own device) or class sets of MD Hockley N. http://www.emoderationskills.com
  • 24. Non-Educational Apps in LanguageClassroom on LEARNTEACHWEB
  • 25. Assessment and Feedback: HiST SRS our project partner’s software  Cost-efficient, fast and effective assessment tool  Provides immediate feedback  Makes every student’s voice heard at the lecture  Enhances motivation and peer learning  Very simple - there is no need to upload the questions  Teachers can get the answers anonymously  Teachers can visualize the results immediately
  • 26. Student Response System (SRS)Immediate feedback Anonymous voting
  • 27. Prospects work out MLearning strategies and methods to enhance learner autonomy and to create interactive learning environment take advantages of MT in professional development courses create and pilot our own educational grammar/vocabulary apps
  • 28. Contacts Learn&Teach with the WEB www.titova.ffl.msu.ruComments: stitova3@gmail.com learnteachweb@gmail.com