Teaching English with social media tools and mobile technology: A look at China

As mentioned in a previous posting, a recurring theme in the 2011’s MOOC has been that the current education model no longer meets the needs of learners in the 21st century world where knowledge is changing fast. In “2005-2012: The OpenCourse Wars”, David Wiley (2008) imagines himself looking back to the present time in the future; […]

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M-learning potential: Hype or reality #change11

A few recurring themes about the affordances of mobile learning include the following: (see “Mobile Learning: Transforming the Delivery of Education and Training” edited by Mohammed Ally (downloadable here http://www.aupress.ca/index.php/books/120155) flexible, just-in-time and personalized learning; discovery-based learning and contextualized learning experience, the examples of which range from guided tours offered by museums or apprentice nurses […]

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