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Experiences Integrating Mobile Learning in Language Classrooms Around the Globe

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EFL-IS InterSection (with CALL-IS)

Experiences Integrating Mobile Learning in Language Classrooms Around the Globe


Friday, March 28, 9:30 am - 11:15 pm PST, 4:30 -6:15 pm GMT. To join the webcast, click here.


Abstract:  A hot topic in language teaching is the use of mobile devices to provide flexibility and access to language learning opportunities. By sharing experiences from diverse contexts around the world, this EFLIS-CALLIS InterSection session aims at exploring the challenges and opportunities
 Time Presenters  Topic 
9:30  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



  Carla Arena, Casa Thomas Jefferson, carlaarena@gmail.com 

From Mobile to Learning

This talk will focus on practical applications of the use of iPads in the classroom, showing the Brazilian experience with a school-wide mlearning Project. It will highlight the possibilities and examples of language practice and production through the use of mobile devices in the classroom with all proficiency levels and ages. 


Slides available at http://carlaarena.com/tesol2014_mlearning

  Claire Bradin Siskin, Regional Institute of English, Chandigarh,
India, csiskin@edvista.com 

Several initiatives in mobile-assisted language learning are currently taking place in various parts of India. These involve tablets, MP3 players, and the use of “feature phones.” The presenter will describe these initiatives and provide a context in which they occur.


PowerPoint slides: mobile_learning_india.pptx

  Paul Daniels, Kochi University of Technology,

Mobile language learning in Japan 

PPTX file can be found here.


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.


Carla Arena is an explorer of the potential of technology integration into language learning. She is a teacher trainer, Head of the Ed Tech Department, online moderator and English teacher at Casa Thomas Jefferson. She blogs at http://carlaarena.com


Claire Bradin Siskin is an enthusiastic practitioner of computer-assisted language learning (CALL). She is a Senior English Language Fellow in Chandigarh, India. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of TESOL.


Paul Daniels is a language professor at Kochi University of Technology in Kochi, Japan. He started his teaching career 20 years ago in Honolulu, Hawaii and has been teaching EFL in Japan for the past 18 years. His research involves CALL, mobile learning and project-based instruction.




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