Mobile Devices to Develop Communication Skills Among Tertiary Students 

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Saturday, August 20 2011| 9:00 AM (EST)

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Using Mobile Devices to Develop Communication Skills Among Tertiary Level Students by Dr. Revathi Viswanathan

The paper aims to highlight the need for using mobile devices to promote language learning in a traditional classroom. It would describe the short study carried out by the presenter, in which tertiary level students were encouraged to use the mobile devices like 3G mobile phones, Smart phones, Laptop and Digital camera for recording their presentations. The evaluation of the presentations followed by a discussion with the students highlighted the advantages in using the tools for promoting communicative ability among students. In other words, it was evident that students could make effective presentations and perform with confidence by using the devices. Moreover, students could self-assess themselves about their performance and also share the presentations with the teacher and peers very easily. In this context, it is worthwhile to mention that the presenter too could gain insight on the use of the devices for supplementing teaching materials beyond the classroom, from this short study.

Language of instruction: English

Keywords: moodle, mmvc11

By: Dr. MarkWinegar
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The speaker has a profound understanding of mobile technology and its role in everyday life.


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Integrating Technology was founded by Dr. Nellie Deutsch (Ed.D), a Canadian education technology, curriculum and instruction, e-learning consultant, relationship-based transformative mentor, researcher, writer, speaker, community builder, expert in teaching with technology using Moodle and WizIQ live classes.

She’s an instructor at Atlantic University Masters of Arts in Transpersonal and leadership studies, speaks at online and face-to-face conferences, and organizes annual informal MOOCs, online conferences, and free online courses and webinars on Moodle for Teachers. She's an accredited PAIRS (Practical Application of Intimate Relationship Skills), conflict resolution, and Reiki educator. She practices Mindfulness Meditation and the Alexander Technique.

She is currently on the steering committee of TESOL CALL-IS, program coordinator at WAOE (World Association of Online Education), on the executive and planning committee of EdMedia at AACE (Advancement of Computing in Education), on IATEFL YLT SIG committee, and on the coordinating team of Electronic Village Online (EVO) TESOL.

Dr. Deutsch presents on technology enhanced learning at conferences in the USA, Canada, Europe, South America & virtually around the world.

Some Highlights:
1. invited to leadership convention at Atlantic University in the fall of 2012. She conducted workshops on mindfulness practice, authenticity & leadership
2. invited to a 4-day teacher training workshop at Stael Ruffinelli de Ortiz English Institute and at uniNorte university in Paraguay in August 2013
3. was a keynote speaker and gave workshop on Partners of their Own Learning on November 22-23, 2014 in Ireland at the Digital ELT conference at the IATEFL LTSIG
4. invited speaker at EdTechNow in New Delhi, India
5. invited speaker at Pre conference workshops at TESOL 2016 in Baltimore, USA
6. invited speaker at IATEFL YLTSIG PCE in Birmingham.