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Iatefl 2013 titova

  1. 1. Teaching ‘Mobile Natives in Russia: Challenges and Perspectives Lomonosov Moscow State University S. Titova
  2. 2. Your opinion…. Why are mobile devices becoming more and more popular in education? What are the main reasons for that?
  3. 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. 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. 5. Mobile devices change the way we
  6. 6. Research ProjectMobile Devices in Language Classroom: Theory and Practice
  7. 7. Mobile Devices in Language Classroom: Theory and Practice
  8. 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. 9. What mobile devices do you have?
  10. 10. What do you use mobile phones for? Access to resources
  11. 11. Our Students’ Mobile Skills
  12. 12. How often do you use MDin and outside the classroom for learning?
  13. 13. What tools and apps do you use outside the classroom?
  14. 14. What tools and apps do you use in the classroom?
  15. 15. Where are mobile devices worth applying ?
  16. 16. What would you use mobile devices for in your learning context?
  17. 17. What for do your teachers use mobile devices?
  18. 18. Do you want to use mobile devices in your learning experience everyday?
  19. 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. 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. 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. 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
  23. 23. STAGES OF MD INTEGRATION
  24. 24. Non-Educational Apps in LanguageClassroom on LEARNTEACHWEB
  25. 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. 26. Student Response System (SRS)Immediate feedback Anonymous voting
  27. 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. 28. Contacts Learn&Teach with the WEB www.titova.ffl.msu.ruComments: stitova3@gmail.com learnteachweb@gmail.com

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