Presented by:Matthew Poole aka Cyrus Hush
Saturday, August 20 2011|
9:00 AM (EST)
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Call Dial-in Information
1. Once you are in the class, use a phone to dial the number
for your country mentioned above followed by the access code.
2. Keep your microphone and speakers muted in the classroom to
avoid hearing an echo during the call.
About the Class
Using Mobile Devices to Develop Communication Skills Among Tertiary Level Students by Dr. Revathi ViswanathanThe 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.
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Keywords: moodle, mmvc11
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The speaker has a profound understanding of mobile technology and its role in everyday life.
Integrating Technology for Active Lifelong Learning or IT4ALL is an organization that provides free to low cost programs on how to integrate technology into blended, fully online, and face-to-face learning environments. IT4ALL has a WizIQ organization account. IT4ALL hosts all their free programs such as Moodle MOOCs, Healthy Living and Sustainable MOOCs, Second Life MOOCs, Connecting Online conferences (2009-15), Moodle MOOTs (2011-2015), Spring and Fall Blog Festivals (SBF/FBF), webinars, and online courses on WizIQ and on Moodle for Teachers (website).IT4ALL is run by Dr. Nellie Deutsch an education technology & marketing consultant.