Teaching ‘Mobile Natives in Russia: Challenges and Perspectives Lomonosov Moscow State University S. Titova
Your opinion…. Why are mobile devices becoming more and more popular in education? What are the main reasons for that?
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
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).
Research ProjectMobile Devices in Language Classroom: Theory and Practice
Mobile Devices in Language Classroom: Theory and Practice
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
Do you want to use mobile devices in your learning experience everyday?
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
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
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
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
Non-Educational Apps in LanguageClassroom on LEARNTEACHWEB
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
Student Response System (SRS)Immediate feedback Anonymous voting
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
Contacts Learn&Teach with the WEB www.titova.ffl.msu.ruComments: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com