- To provide a succinct introduction to the use of mobile technology for English language learning.
- Teachers will take away simple, practical ideas to try out with learners.
Before you watch
- It is often said that the text language young people use affects their ability to use correct English? Do you agree with this assertion?
- Make a list of all the ways you think mobile devices can be used for language learning. Compare your list with the suggestions Gavin Dudeney offers in the seminar.
Recent language education-based studies (Jarvis and Szymczyk, 2010; Jarvis and Pastuszka, 2008; Figura and Jarvis, 2007; Jarvis, 2008a; 2008b; 2005), including most recently (Jarvis, forthcoming), a British Council supported project with Thai and Arabic speakers, questions whether the traditional CALL paradigm is still the most appropriate.
Russell Stannard outlines some changes that technology is driving in English language teaching, particularly in EAP.
In this seminar Gavin Dudeney asks 'What is digital literacy?' and considers its implications for teachers and learners. Gavin refers to three YouTube videos in the talk, which you can see here:
- Penny Lane: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yJ2yWvGnkI
- Engage Me!: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1YoCx384GQ
- Matt Dancing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfKdbWwruY
You can also download the presentation: http://www.dudeney.com/DigitalLiteracies.pdf