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Re: [LearningTechnologiesSIG] Mobile research on English in the Workplace

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  • Dennis Newson
    Paul, have not relevant experience to help but like to contact you re possible online presentation 4 one of my liss. Greetings. Osna dennis ... [Non-text
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      Paul, have not relevant experience to help but like to contact you re
      possible online presentation 4 one of my liss. Greetings. Osna dennis
      On Jul 16, 2013 3:22 AM, "Paul" <paul@...> wrote:

      > **
      >
      >
      >
      > Hi all
      >
      > I'm writing a research paper for TIRF - the International Research
      > Foundation for English Language Education http://www.tirfonline.org/
      > <http://www.tirfonline.org/> on aspects of mobile and English for work.
      > The paper will be based on case studies and will be publically available
      > from October / November this year.
      >
      > As such I'm looking to interview teachers about their business English /
      > ESP classroom experience through a combination of skype and structured
      > email interview. See below
      >
      > The main research question is
      >
      > Is there evidence for differential benefits between mobile devices used
      > for self-access learning as opposed to language learning in the
      > classroom with the teacher?
      >
      > People may also have opinions or reflections on the other following
      > questions
      >
      > * What language skills can be enhanced through mobile learning and
      > how does the learner-technology interaction support that development?
      > More specifically, is there a different impact of mobile learning on the
      > productive skills (speaking and writing) and the receptive skills
      > (reading and listening)?
      > *
      > Is there evidence for differential benefits between in-class and
      > out-of-class use?
      > And between mobile and tablet implementation.
      >
      > *
      > What benefits does mobile learning (with its "anytime, anyplace
      > benefit") offer to
      > people learning English for the workplace? Does it help time-constrained
      > workers
      > learn English better/faster/more sustainably, and if so, how?
      >
      > Don't worry - no-one needs to have 'proof' of this working well. It is a
      > question of a reflective interview regarding a class or course which you
      > feel went well or throws light on some of these issues. Hopefully,
      > lessons and common factors will emerge especially when comparing with
      > other case studies.
      >
      > I would be asking questions around
      >
      > * impact on learner engagement
      > * particular skills and language areas which are most suitable for
      > self-access learning and
      > * which types of device best facilitate that.
      >
      > You can contact me by replying to this message or emailing me paul at
      > eduworlds.co.uk
      >
      > thanks in advance
      >
      > Paul
      >
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