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The results of the survey Mobile devices in Language classroom from the point of view of learners

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Mobile student survey results

  1. 1. Research and evaluation project Mobile devices in Language Classroom: theory and practice : student survey resultsLomonosov Moscow State UniversityFaculty of Foreign Languages and AreaStudiesS.Titova, A.Avramenko © 2012
  2. 2. Mobile devices in learning foreign languagesParticipants: 230 students of the 2-4years and graduates of MSUTime: September 2011 – March 2012
  3. 3. What mobile devices do you have? Telephone eReader МР3 TabletSmartphone 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90%
  4. 4. What phone options do you use? Player Listening Calendar Planning Apps Digital cam Access to Internet resources SMS Writing 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 120%
  5. 5. What do you use mobile devices for? Games Reading texts Multimedia DatabaseInternet Access 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 120%
  6. 6. How often do you employ mobile devices in class and outside the class? Twice a NeverTwice a week month 1% 16% 5% Everyday 78%!!!
  7. 7. What tools and apps do you use outside the class? Never use Online exercises Voice Recorder Digital cam EncyclopediasReference materials emailMobile dictionaries 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80%
  8. 8. What tools do you use in class? Never use Voice Recorder Encyclopedias PresentationsReference materials Dictionaries 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%
  9. 9. What for do your teachers use mobile devices? Never use Online exercises Voice recording For teaching process Sharing materials organisation MultimеdiaCommunication outside the classroom 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80%
  10. 10. Where are mobile devices worth applying ? Outside Nowhere the class 3% 16% In class Both in 7% class and outside the class 74%
  11. 11. How do you want to use mobile devices? I do not want them to be used Assessement Language Tasks Podcasts and videocasts Course syllabus with calendar Course appsCommunication and sharing materials 0% 20% 40% 60% 80%
  12. 12. Do you want to use mobile devices in your learning experience regularly? NO 16% YES 84%
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. Conclusions Smart phone is the most convenient mobile device for learning There is no need in expensive computer connected classrooms Technologically and psychologically students are ready to use mobile devices and apps Students more frequently use mobile devices outside the class on their own than in classroom work as an access to reference materials, as multimedia material playback and as a means of interaction They very rarely use in class educational apps; they dont use mobile devices for production or for collaborative activities
  15. 15. Conclusions• Instructors unwillingly employ mobile devices in their experience, dont guide the students through available educational apps• The pressure towards the use of mobile devices is coming from students themselves• it is a must to work out certain steps and strategies of mobile technologies implementation into traditional classroom to avoid undesirable consequences of mobile devices misuse in learning experience