Promoting an APPetite for mobile learning12 January 2013Al Hosn University, Abu DhabiColin HoyICT Co-ordinatorBritish Coun...
Learning on the moveLearnEnglish mobile learning apps•   A range of apps from the British Council    promoting anywhere, a...
Learning on the move                 LearnEnglish                     Audio & Video•    Listening practice on the go•    C...
Learning on the move                 LearnEnglish                    Grammar•    Wide variety of interactive grammar pract...
Learning on the move                       MyWordBook 2•    Interactive vocabulary learning tool•    Create flashcards for...
Learning on the move                       LearnEnglish Sports World•   LearnEnglish Sports World is a hidden    object an...
Learning on the move                     LearnEnglish Elementary PodcastsLearnEnglish Elementary Podcasts app is a series ...
Learning on the move                     Big City (Audio soap podcasts)Big City Small World is an audio soap for learnerso...
Learning on the move                      Sounds RightSounds Right is the British Councilspronunciation chart for learners...
Learning on the move                       Johnny Grammar’s QuizmasterTest yourself against our grammar expert Johnny Gram...
Learning on the move                      60 Second Word Challenge•   A vocabulary game to help improve and widen English ...
Learning on the move                    WordshakeMake as many words as you can against the clock intwo minutes. Wordshake ...
Learning on the move  http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/apps
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How can the mobile devices learners carry around with them all day and already use for work, play, communication and socialisation be used in the service of language teaching?
First, define mobile learning (mLearning) and present data from a 2011 survey about mLearning and ELT. Then, the presentation reviews some examples of mLearning in action showing both high-resource and low-resource projects. Having now given the audience an APPetite for mobile learning, theoretical guidelines for implementing mLearning effectively in any teaching context are then presented. Finally, the audience will put theory into practice using the set of guidelines to evaluate the usefulness of any mobile learning app using four British Council LearnEnglish mobile apps as examples.

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Promoting an APPetite for mobile learning - Colin Hoy (British Council)

  1. 1. Promoting an APPetite for mobile learning12 January 2013Al Hosn University, Abu DhabiColin HoyICT Co-ordinatorBritish Council Dubaicolin.hoy@ae.britishcouncil.org
  2. 2. Learning on the moveLearnEnglish mobile learning apps• A range of apps from the British Council promoting anywhere, anytime English language learning• Download apps for Android, iOS (iPhone or iPad), bada, Blackberry and Ovi• Search your favourite app store for ‘British Council’
  3. 3. Learning on the move LearnEnglish Audio & Video• Listening practice on the go• Choose from a variety of audio and video series especially designed for language learners• Pitch control to slow down speech• Synchronised tapescript including glossary entries with word definitions• iOS out now. Android coming soon
  4. 4. Learning on the move LearnEnglish Grammar• Wide variety of interactive grammar practice• Graded language practice• Follows core inventory of language syllabus• In app content for purchase• Multiple language support• Available for iOS, Android and Blackberry phones.• #1 educational app in Hong Kong, Thailand
  5. 5. Learning on the move MyWordBook 2• Interactive vocabulary learning tool• Create flashcards for the words your learning• In app content from Cambridge University Press for purchase creates an interactive dictionary• Adaptive learning moves words from practice area into review area• Available for iOS, Blackberry and Android• Also out as a web app on Mozilla Firefox soon
  6. 6. Learning on the move LearnEnglish Sports World• LearnEnglish Sports World is a hidden object and word game with a sports theme• In LearnEnglish Sports World, players have to find hidden sports objects in a beautifully illustrated sports scene and correctly spell the hidden sports objects to earn medals• Available for iPhone and iPad
  7. 7. Learning on the move LearnEnglish Elementary PodcastsLearnEnglish Elementary Podcasts app is a series ofEnglish learning podcasts for your learners to directlydownload and enjoy on your phoneEach show, with the dynamic duo of Tess and Ravi, is 20minutes long and comes with questions aimed atelementary learners of English, which can be attemptedwhile listening to the podcast
  8. 8. Learning on the move Big City (Audio soap podcasts)Big City Small World is an audio soap for learnersof English. Set in London, it follows the lives of agroup of regulars in Tonys cafeThe application includes:•Over 30 episodes•10 cartoons with accompanying language learning points.
  9. 9. Learning on the move Sounds RightSounds Right is the British Councilspronunciation chart for learners andteachers worldwideThis app is for the iPad
  10. 10. Learning on the move Johnny Grammar’s QuizmasterTest yourself against our grammar expert Johnny Grammar with thisapp for Android™ smartphone and share your score withfriends via FacebookThe game features:•3 levels of grammar questions•hundreds of vocabulary questions
  11. 11. Learning on the move 60 Second Word Challenge• A vocabulary game to help improve and widen English learning• Challenge friends and other learners through Facebook and iTunes Games Center• Three levels of difficulty, 10 topic areas and 600 questions• Also available as a Samsung Smart TV and Samsung Android app
  12. 12. Learning on the move WordshakeMake as many words as you can against the clock intwo minutes. Wordshake includes a 10,000 + wordvocabulary database and provides feedback on thepossible words after you’ve completed the gameChallenge friends by posting scores to Facebook
  13. 13. Learning on the move http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/apps

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