MMVC13: Use of Mobile Devices for Promoting Language Training at the Tertiary Level. 

Saturday, August 24 2013 | 9:00 AM (EST)

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About the Presentation

Language teachers at all levels have to facilitate learning among students with the help of various tools. Teachers who are comfortable in using advanced technological tools, offer training through various Web 2.0 tools like Blog, Podcasts, Wiki and Mobile devices, to list a few. Recently the presenter conducted a study with tertiary level students, in which she offered training in Business English with the help of mobile devices. In this presentation, the presenter would elaborately discuss her findings.

About the Presenter

Dr. Revathi Viswanathan has been working as Professor of English in B.S.Abdur Rahman University. She teaches technical and business English to tertiary level students. Dr. Viswanathan also guides PhD candidates relating to the use of technology in the language classroom. She likes to conduct projects and share those experiences in conferences. She has presented in national and international conferences and has authored three books and a few articles in refereed journals


Language of instruction: en-US

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Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning (IT4ALL) was founded in 2006 by Dr. Nellie Deutsch and joined by Dr. Ludmila Smirnova in 2009. IT4ALL is a network of educators that provides free and low-cost professional development courses on how to integrate web technologies into full, blended online learning (BOL) courses and the flipped class using WizIQ, Moodle, Google drive, screen casting tools, audio, video, and social networks.

Dr. Nellie Deutsch is internationally known as a relationship-based transformative leader, community builder, an expert in leadership, educational technology, coordinator of online professional development courses, and mentor to educators worldwide. She’s a moderator, researcher, writer, speaker, English language Learning Skills (ELLS) teacher, faculty at Atlantic University Masters of Arts in Transpersonal and leadership studies, leads online and face-to-face conferences, organizes MOOCs, and an online teacher at WizIQ.

Dr. Deutsch is an accredited PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills), conflict resolution, and Reiki practitioner. She practices and teaches Mindfulness Meditation and the Alexander Technique.

Professor Ludmila Smirnova has been at the Mount since 2001. She has taught a variety of courses, such as: Curricular Planning, Methods of Teaching Social Studies, Nature of Schools, and Society, Teaching with Technology, Readings in Literature, and Psychology of Learning.

She has become increasingly recognized for her leadership in the application of emerging Internet technologies to instruction. Professor Smirnova leads numerous workshops on the application of Smart Technologies and Web 2.0 tools, effective ways of teaching online in college and primary/secondary classrooms nationally and abroad. Prior to this, she was professor of education at Volgograd State Pedagogical University (Russia), where she also served as Dean of the School of Foreign Languages for more than 7 years.