Mobile technologies in language classroom• Why to apply mobile technologies?• What is mobile learning?• How to use mobile devices in language learning?• Mobile learning experience at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies (FFLAS), MSU
Mobile devices: available and widespread• 2011: 5,3 bln people (77% of the world’s population) own mobile phones• 0,5 bln people have access to the wireless Internet• 300 000 mobile apps have been worked out in the last 3 years• According to TNS in Russia:Population – 139 mlnMobile devices – 237,7 mln Goldmedia Mobile Life Report 2012 http://www.bitkom.org/files/documents/081009_BITKOM_Goldmedia_Mobile_Life_2012.pdf
International mobile learning projects• The Mobile Learning Network Project (MoLeNET) (UK)• Hist (Norway) http://www.histproject.no/• Mobile Learning Environment Project (The MoLE) (US)• Mobile Technologies in Lifelong Learning: best practices (MOTILL) (EU)• MLearning Consortium(Canada).
Selection criteria: mobile technologies suitable for learning• Opportunity for collaborative work• Opportunity for autonomous work• Internet access• Opportunity for tasks creation• Opportunity for podcast creation• Etc. MoLeNet
Best mobile learning devices (according to MoLeNet)Smartphone and iPhoneNetbookPDANintedoWalkmaniPod
Mobile learning is...• Any activity that allows individuals to be more productive when consuming, interacting with, or creating information, mediated through a compact digital portable device that the individual carries on a regular basis, has reliable connectivity, and fits in a pocket or purse (www.molenet.org.uk)• The exploitation of ubiquitous handheld technologies, together with wireless and mobile phone networks, to facilitate, support, enhance and extend the reach of teaching and learning ( http://www.m-learning.org/knowledge-centre/whatismlearning)
Mobile learning means...• New forms of material and task presentation microblogs, Twitter, course casts, etc. (Kelly)• Learning just-in-time, just enough, and just-for-me (Traxler)
Mobile technology influences thefollowing components of learning andteaching process Access to Interaction: Presentation: anytime and anywhere materials: interaction by means of Microblogs, Twitter, instant access to voice mail and email, coursecasts materials and SMS, videoconference resources and socil networks
DISTANCE LEARNING VS MOBILE LEARNING Distance Mobile learning learning Technology Incomplete Massavailability Information Quick Instantaccess Learningenvironment Tethered Mobile course course Feedback Planned Instant
Classroom based learning Vs Mobile learningMobile technology today:•Provides instant access to materials•Enables instant feedback in classroom based learning by means of SRS•Designs new assessment models•Helps to teach on the basis of the old curriculum in new waysMobile technology effectively integrates with classroom basedlearning;Mobile technology enhances classroom based language learning(HiST Mobile Project http://www.histproject.no/node/256)
How to use mobile devices in language learning?
MOBILE LEARNING METHODS DEPEND ONLearning environment: classroom based orautonomous workFrequency: mobile course or mobile technologyintegration with traditional courseContent: pull or pushBYOD (bring your own device) or class sets ofmobile devices Hockley N. http://www.emoderationskills.com
Mobile learning tools 1. Mobile reference materials (mobiledictionaries, mobile encyclopedias, mobile searchengines)2. Mobile communicative services (mobilemail, microblogs, Google mobile apps)3. Mobile online exercises and votingsystems (mobile Quick Response Systems,mobile Student Response Systems, mobile quizzes,mobile polls)4. Mobile multimedia apps and tools(podcasts, web cameras)
Methods of mobile technology integration in educationDistance learning supportTeachers and students interactionMaterials publication and presentationMobile courses Mobile Learning: Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120155
Mobile learning: what for?•Instant access to mobile reference materials•Multimedia materials playback•Interaction (SRS, Twitter, Skype, etc.)•Complete mobile course apps
Advantages of mobile devicesInstant access to authentic materials anytime and anywhereIndividualizationMotivation by means of using familiar technologiesAutonomous work organizationDevelopment of skills for lifelong educationConstant feedback
English language learning apps• MacMillan Free Apps+ ibook for FLT Professional Development on Mobile Learning www.macmillanglobal.com• Free ESL Apps Interactive English (Apple, Android) www.netlanguages.com• English in Use – mobile version is coming soon
• Multimedia platform for test creation Bloom (Bite-sized Learning Opportunities on Mobile Devices) http://www.bloom-eten.org
UNITE http:// www. unite - ist. orgUnite platform provides the opportunity for:Saving materials and homeworkAssessing students workChatting and communicatingCreating tests and language gamesUnite project tries to combine the features of e- learning and m-learning.
Mobl21 for IPhones и Android http:// www. mobl 21. com/Mobl21 provides the opportunity for:Access to teaching materialRevisionTeachers consultationsCommunication and brainstorming for collaborative workTest, web quest and podcast creation
Mobile learning experience at FFLAS MSUSurvey on students attitude to mobile learning and their technical possibilitiesSmartphones for listening comprehension tasks with podcastsSmartphones for testsSmartphones for information search– dictionaries, encyclopedias, search engines, newsSmartphones for educational process organization
Moscow State University Faculty of Foreign Languages and Area Studies Teacher development course “Mobile technology integration in language classroom"http://titova.ffl.msu.ru/online-courses/m-learning.htmlhttp://titova.ffl.msu.ru/online-courses/m-learning.htmlhttp://titova.ffl.msu.ru/online-courses/m-learning.htmlhttp://titova.ffl.msu.ru/online-courses/m-learning.html