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Emerging Technologies - Managing a Changing Landscape with Mobile Technologies

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(Higher Education) Emerging Technologies: Managing a Changing Landscape with Mobile Technologies


Saturday, March 29, 9:30 am - 12:15 pm PST, 4:30 - 7:15 pm GMT. To join the webcast, click here.


Abstract:  Emerging mobile technologies are paving the way for participatory, generative, and often open access to education, especially in language education. While today's millennial learner is immersed in an increasingly digital world seeking richer, more engaging experiences, their familiarity with technology does not necessarily translate to pedagogical approaches that promote the needed academic skills. This session focuses on bringing an awareness of emerging technologies and how mobile learning addresses new ways of viewing how instruction is delivered and received by our students.
 Time Presenters  Topic 
9:30  Debbie East, IUPU Columbus, debbie.east1@me.com 

Mobile and Emerging Technologies:  Journeying Towards Comfort.  


Mobile, emerging, free, open access, on demand learning and teaching through the lens of technology: all of these terms represent the ever-changing field of technology in learning.  For both teachers and students, using technology is much different than applying it in practice in teaching/learning events. The presenter shares her journey towards comfort in using and exploring m-learning in authentic ways.  

  Sandy Wagner, Defense Language Insitute, sandra.wagner@dliflc.edu 

Reconceptualizing and redefining instruction:  From “e-Learning” to “m-Learning”. 

Mobile devices are not just a new learning tool; they represent viewing instruction through a new pedagogical lens.  While our students may be familiar with the vehicles to explore the landscape (Smartphones, Tablets etc), this doesn’t translate to proficient use of mobile devices for the development of important language skills. How can ESL practitioners successfully incorporate affordances of this new landscape for language learning.  What do practitioners need to consider when incorporating m-Learning to support and promote effective language acquisition.  2014_03_29_Final.pdf

  Ruth Weinstein, Showa Boston, raweinstein@rcn.com  Session Chair 
  Aaron Schwartz, Ohio University, schwara1@ohio.edu 

Mobile Technology across the Campus: Challenges and Successes

The presenter will summarize how and why one growing Intensive English Program has implemented iPads and mobile learning strategies over the past three years, citing examples of challenges and successes faced along the way and speculation as to how such technologies will be managed in the future.


Dropbox link to PowerPoint Slides - https://www.dropbox.com/s/5duzej8i9y9kecj/Challenges%20and%20Successes_TESOL2014.pptx


  Kenneth Chiyi, Fu Jen Catholic University, kennethchyi@gmail.com  This presentation will explore the current situation of the uses of
video and digital media in higher education.  We will examine the uses
of Facebook and Microsoft PowerPoint, two mostly commonly used digital
media and computer program in language classroom in higher education.
How teachers feel about using them in assisting language learning and
the advantages and disadvantages of using them. 

Debbie East

Debbie East has been teaching English to non-native speakers for over 15 years and is an adjunct lecturer at Ivy Tech Community College, having previously served as ESOL Program Coordinator at Ivy Tech.  Debbie is also an adjunct instructor, teaching online and face-to-face courses in the teacher education department at IUPUC, Columbus, Indiana. Prior to teaching at Ivy Tech Community College and IUPUC she taught at Indiana University-Bloomington in the Literacy, Culture, and Language Education Department in both face-to-face and online courses.  Debbie is a past chair and currently co-chair elect of the Higher Education Interest Section.


Sandy Wagner is an Associate Professor at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Monterey, California.  In her current position, she is project manager for the development of technology resources that best integrate the capabilities of technology with language learning.  She also provides teacher training in technology integration. Sandy is past chair of the CALL-IS and remains involved with the Electronic Village planning team as volunteer coordinator. She facilitates TESOL's PP103 Teaching Reading and Writing Online.


Ruth Weinstein taught ESL in Boston Public Schools for 24 years and is presently an adjunct instructor at Showa Women's Institute for Language and Culture in Boston, MA. Her primary area of interest is Community Service Learning as a window to language and culture.  She is currently co-chair elect of the Higher Education Interest Section.




Aaron Schwartz


Aaron Schwartz is a lecturer and CALL Coordinator at the Ohio Program of Intensive English (OPIE) at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Before returning to his home state of Ohio, he has taught in Japan, China, and California. For the past few years, he has promoted and supported CALL and innovative use of technology in OPIE's courses.  He is active in management of the annual Electronic Village and he is the incoming chair for the CALL-IS.


Kenneth Chiyi


Kenneth Chyi has been teaching English and English as a foreign language for more than 16 years. He teaches courses in the undergraduate

English programs as well as language classes to language learners. He is the author, co-author of over 10 English learning books. Mr. Chyi served as Chair of the Video and Digital Media Interest Section, the international association of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. from 2012-2013. His interests are incorporating movies and digital media into language lessons, assessment, and grammar teaching.









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