Re: [LearningTechnologiesSIG] Mobile research on English in the Workplace
- 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
> * 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
> 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
> thanks in advance
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