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iLearn iTalian: Perceptions on Using the iPad

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Presentation given at NEALLT 2012, Carnegie Mellon (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania).

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iLearn iTalian: Perceptions on Using the iPad

  1. 1. Teacher Roles and Practices in Technology-Enhanced Instruction NEALLT 2012 @ Carnegie Mellon University (Pittsburgh, PA)iLEARN iTALIAN Perceptions on Using the iPad
  2. 2. THE NEW FACE OF THE CLASSROOMiPad inspires creativity and hands-on learning with features you won’t find in any other educational tool — on a device that students really want to use. http://www.apple.com/education/ipad/
  3. 3. A NOW TECHNOLOGY2012 Horizon Report, p. 17 Image: http://www.appleipadsoft.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/apple_ipad_apps_modern_update.jpg
  4. 4. RESEARCH QUESTIONS• What pedagogical potential does the iPad offer?• What pedagogical potential do apps offer? http://www.appstorehq.com/baby-smusicalhands-ipad-808614/app
  5. 5. PEDAGOGICAL VALUE OF THE iPAD• Replacement and transformation• Pedagogical use of e- learning• Multimodal modes of learning• Collaborativeand sharing (in-class and in Henrik Valstad (2010) iPad as a pedagogical device
  6. 6. • THE MOBILE APP The best apps are tightly integrated2012 Horizon Report, p.p 10-12 with the capabilities of the device itself, using location data, motion detection, gestures, access to social networks, and web search, to seamlessly create a full-featured experience.• Mobile apps embody the convergence of several technologies that lend themselves to educational use, including annotation tools, applications for creation and composition, and social networking tools. http://www.appleipadsoft.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/apple_ipad_apps_modern_update.jpg
  7. 7. THE GOOD THE CHALLENGES DROPBOX - the cloud BLACKBOARD - Content Management SystemNOTERIZE - Reading, annotating, note taking LINKEDIN - Professional networking SOUNDS - English phonetic transcription NEWSREPUBLIC - News aggregator
  8. 8. DROPBOX• Sharing to the cloud• Backup through automatic sync• Seamlessintegration with other apps
  9. 9. NOTERIZE• read• annotate• write
  10. 10. NOTERIZE• audio notes too
  11. 11. NOTERIZE• sharing • in the cloud • on social media sites
  12. 12. Multilingual News AppCovers 8 regions (USA, UK, Germany, Italy, France, Spain, LatAm and International)
  13. 13. Vocabulary development- Lexical proficiency based on tags
  14. 14. THE APP• IPAsymbols, with examples and audio
  15. 15. SOUNDS
  16. 16. The many limitations of Blackboard Mobile
  17. 17. • Mobile carrier issues• Native app vs web app• Limitations within certain features
  18. 18. THE WEB APP
  19. 19. APPS For Other Mobile Devices
  20. 20. Limitations of the platform
  21. 21. FINDINGS THUS FAR Student and faculty training• App management• Pedagogical soundness of apps
  22. 22. iLearn iTalian: Perceptions of Using the iPad Enza Antenos-Conforti, PhD Montclair State University http://www.montclair.edu/ ~antenose

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