Papers on mobile assisted language learning (MALL)

e-Moderation Station

The International Research Foundation (TIRF) has recently published five papers on mobile assisted language learning (MALL), all freely available on the TIRF website. Re-skilling Language Learners for a Mobile World (Agnes Kukulska-Hulme). Photo by Milica Sekulic.

The Principled Approach 2

e-Moderation Station

If used in a principled manner, it can support and enhance English language learning, and at the very least increase motivation (see my last blog post on this -and the helpful comments). Graham Stanley’s take on how to be principled when integrating technology.

The Principled Approach

e-Moderation Station

I was invited to take part in a debate defending the use of technology in language teaching, at the IATEFL Conference in Brighton in April 2011. First, here is the debate, in which I oppose the motion: Tweeting is for the birds, not for language learning.

My Top 5 iPad Apps of the Week – Week #9

Elsua

First though I would want to share with you folks a couple of rather helpful articles you may want to check out, specially, if you are a librarian or perhaps an English language teacher.

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » FrenchPod is a PLS

Ken Carroll

Ken Carroll networks, languages, and learning 2.0 About Ken Carroll « Language and social distance Edupunks need to grow up » FrenchPod is a PLS FrenchPod went live last week. It represents a new version of the Praxis Language platform. Perhaps the PLS would fit as a language learning toolkit within a PLE to enable that control. tools to do new things for language learning (with the two-way medium, RSS syndication, etc).

Mapping the social innovation ecosystems around public libraries together: the Czech connection(s)

Making CommunitySense

Underlying the approach is a solid methodology, of which the CommunitySensor methodology is becoming an integral part. Representatives of the municipality were enthusiastic and committed to investigate if this approach could become part of their urban planning process.

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The Value of Community Ecosystems

Online Community Strategy

Integrate Community Into The Fabric of the Organization. Growth-minded companies are fully embracing community as a concept and integrating community ecosystem development practices into the fabric of their business with great success.

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Transition gives us the best of ingredients for networking

Social Reporter

The previous Transition Handbook ( pdf here ) took people through a 12-step process of setting up a local project – and I find groups love that sort of apparently simple approach, until they find that it isn’t a simple sequence.

2011 151

Facilitation tips for improvisers

Viv Mcwaters

One of the ongoing themes around applied improvisation is the use of language, and recognising that improvisation has its own jargon. Play with formats, try out new approaches, remembering the constraints of the form. There’s an underlying architecture to different performance types, just as there’s an underlying architecture to facilitation approaches.

An enduring insight

Ken Carroll

I’m a fledgling ESL teacher who learned a few languages through immersion and a self-directed approach. But language teaching is dominated by grammar in Europe and behaviorism in the US (the audio-lingual approach ). One idea above all starts to sink in: He notes that most teachers are too concerned with structures and the what of language teaching: What are the structures of the English language ?

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Liberating Voices book published

Making CommunitySense

I was then contacted by Doug Schuler, coordinator of the Public Sphere Project , who asked me to create a Thinking Communities Pattern for their Liberating Voices: a Pattern Language for Communication Revolution project. It takes the form of a pattern language that contains 136 patterns.

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Skype as a community platform

Learning Alliances

If you are a technology steward, it’s not only a great tool but it’s also a handy example for illustrating some of the use and integration issues that we have to deal with and be able to talk about. everyone is on Skype, conference calling and group chat are nicely integrated.

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Notes From Cisco WebEx Connect Session

Collaborative Thinking

Need a new architecture and approach. SAML supported, directory integration, full policy management framework (user, groups, roles), centralized management at workspace level, audit and logging and network-based policy enforcement; policies apply to IM, file transfer, meetings, video, voice, etc. WebEx Connet Application Framework base don Ajax, Dojo Open Source Project, declarative style definition language defined, MVC model, reuse of components supported.

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SCoPE Seminar: Digital Badges Implementation

Jenny Connected

When meeting a friend to share a glass of wine, he suddenly realized that his wine-tasting friend (who described wine using an unknown language – ‘purple in the nose’), was a member of a community to which Etienne did not belong. Etienne had to decide whether he wanted to belong to that community and learn that language. Peter Rawsthorne spoke to the SCoPE community about badge system design and implementation in a live webinar last night. See the SCopE site for a recording.

So many learning style tests, so little time.

Joitske Hulsebosch

Hoping this awareness help you to try to stretch and integrate opposite preferences in your design. I went looking for a learning style test for an online course.

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Teachers & Web 2.0 – A Beginner´s Guide to Webs 1,2,3, x

e-Moderation Station

But how much of this makes it into the average language classroom? In my experience of training language teachers to teach with technologies over the past decade, it´s still a minority of teachers who know where to start. Subscribe to the comments for this post? Tweet This!

Notes from the Opening General Session at IBM Connect 2013

Michael Sampson - Currents

communities - an integrated meeting room. -. Foresee in Germany, have integrated Connections with a full touch capable table. -. Notes 9 Social Edition - integrates social capabilities into the inbox. -. FileSync capability for integrating / synchronizing across multiple devices. decided to go for a holistic approach, bringing people together internally and externally. We need to build new skills - analytics is the new language of business. -.

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Skype as a community platform

Digital Habitats

If you are a technology steward, it’s not only a great tool but it’s also a handy example for illustrating some of the use and integration issues that we have to deal with and be able to talk about. everyone is on Skype, conference calling and group chat are nicely integrated.

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Political stereotyping of poverty

Neighbourhoods

"Language is balls coming at you from every angle" - Alan Bennett, Talking heads 2. Resonating with my recent post about the language of povertyism , here’s Tony Stoller in a JRF blog post the other day: ‘The language of 'benefits' and the 'welfare state' have become 'dog-whistle' words of implicit abuse.

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Is ChinesePod setting industry standards?

Ken Carroll

Ken Carroll networks, languages, and learning 2.0 Examples of these theories in an integrated format, in practice are not common. An integrated learning 2.0 The approach we took has certainly been organic. In terms of language podcast quality and listening fun: YES.

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SCoPE Seminar: Digital Badges Implementation

Jenny Connected

When meeting a friend to share a glass of wine, he suddenly realized that his wine-tasting friend (who described wine using an unknown language – ‘purple in the nose’), was a member of a community to which Etienne did not belong. Etienne had to decide whether he wanted to belong to that community and learn that language. Peter Rawsthorne spoke to the SCoPE community about badge system design and implementation in a live webinar last night. See the SCopE site for a recording.

From “ecological theory of concepts”

Taming the spaces

The approach implies a view of mind in which the union of perception and environment drives conceptualization, forging a web of conceptual relations or ‘ecology of mind’. Gärdenfors (2000a, b) has introduced a provocative geometrical approach to concepts. He defines domain as a set of integrable dimensions that are separate from all other dimensions. The property ‘red’ is a convex domain in a region defined by the integrable dimensions hue, saturation, and brightness.

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Conference networking at Online Information 2008: report and lessons learned

Platform Neutral

Integrating the platform with the booking system wasn’t easy, as there is no process to support this so as the booking process proceeded, not all delegates received invites to the platform. This integration element (both technically and socially) is clearly something that will improve.

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Mobile learning #4: On the move

e-Moderation Station

Although mobile learning can be integrated strategically in the classroom (see this earlier post for more ), the easiest way to start using mobile learning with learners may be not use it in the classroom. What about language learning – do they use their devices for this in any way?

Blog>> Experiences on KM Incentives and KPIs

Green Chameleon

3) user satisfaction is captured in a yearly survey and measures the qualitative aspects of knowledge sharing activities; i.e. we are asking if the user would promote the tools to others and why they would (or would not) do that In order to achieve these targets we have to incentivise the people in our organisation; we are taking two approaches: a) top-down engagement by setting KPIs for the management; b) bottom-up encouragement with promotion activities.

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Share2011 - The Seven Most Important SharePoint Success Factors (Richard Harbridge, Allin Consulting)

Michael Sampson - Currents

Success principle 2 - need to develop shared language for what SharePoint is and can do. Success principle 6 - take an iterative approach to SharePoint. It makes it more easy to integrate the tools into day—to-day work.

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Ken Carroll » Blog Archive » Are podcasts inferior to text?

Ken Carroll

Ken Carroll networks, languages, and learning 2.0 With language learning this is obvious - podcasts provide up-to-date audio samples of the target language , often upon user request or in response to a problem. Imagine learning languages from, ahem, text only.) I actually believe that audio and visuals are the great new frontier that, when integrated with text, will open all sorts of new learning possibilities. You learn spoken language, patterns.

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Travelling a different road

Viv Mcwaters

As we approached Machapuchare Base Camp I was in awe of the scenery. If I played an incorrect card they would all laugh and shake their heads, explaining in sign language what I should do. Facilitation as integration In his book Mindsight, Dan Siegel writes about integration as.

From Adaptation into Engagement by Luis Suarez

Elsua

Language matters. At least, that’s what I keep telling myself about how important it is to build a narrative you would feel rather comfortable with when interacting with other people, whether your peers, your customers, your business partners, even your competitors. It’s something that has been in my mind over the course of time in terms of how we get work done more effectively through these digital technologies. You see?

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Moderating for development

Delicious/choconancy/online_facilitation

During a feedback meeting in October 2008, Koenders will indicate which aspects of the report will be integrated in a new policy document for civil society that will be drawn up by the Ministry. Therefore it was decided that some old fashioned handwork was needed: about fifty people were approached by telephone to ask them personally if they would have time to contribute to the online discussion.

Social Network Marketing Campaigns: Features Attributes

Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy

If they aren’t and they take a neutral approach, they are journalists reporting other people’s news, facts not passion, promotion, self-marketing.

The Divided Brain: Trying to be Sane in an Insane World

Jenny Connected

Two types of Language . In his growth and individuation, he has taken a big step toward integrating his shadow within himself. Instead of allowing things to balance by taking a more circular approach to life, we follow linear targets. Sunday 22nd March pm.

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Teachers & Web 1.0 – A Beginner´s Guide to Webs 1,2,3, x

e-Moderation Station

teachers should also be integrating some of the tools offered by Web 2.0. technology/approaches in the language classroom can you share here? Subscribe to the comments for this post? Tweet This! Share this on Facebook. Add this to Google Reader. Email this to a friend?

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My KM World 2010 and Enterprise Search Summit 2010 Notes: Peter Morville on Making Maps for Knowledge Discovery

Portals and KM

In this talk, Peter Morville defines a pattern language for search and discovery that embraces user psychology and behavior, cross-channel information architecture, multisensory interaction, and emerging technology. What we find changes our approach if we are sensitive to our discoveries.  Federated search is an interesting approach as it is both a solution and a symptom of things that need to be addressed. There is a lot of cross media integration.

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Howard Rheingold on the Social Media Classroom | Full Circle Associates

Nancy White

Some of the things Howard talked about included: the importance of an on-ramp to new media – with integration of tools being an important early experience that helps us be more confident when we start using tools in a more “free range&# manner.

OutStart’s Learning Content Management System Automates Key Components of Content Development

Portals and KM

This is different from the traditional artisan approach of hand building learning content one instance at a time. An LCMS provides for automating the development, management, maintenance, delivery and publishing of modular and personalized learning – including online, instructor guides, mobile, assessments and the ability to deliver training in different languages. One of the main benefits of the modular approach is the ease in which personalized learning can be provided.

IBM Connect 2013: My Opening Session Notes

Portals and KM

I would add that application integration is an important part of this connection. File Sync allows you to integrate with iPad, Mac, Windows, etc. This undermines their traditional face-to-face selling approach. This is the first in a series of notes on IBM Connect 2013.

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Human cognition as a chance-seeking system

Taming the spaces

It seems that humans extend themselves in the moment of action integrating temporally some features that they perceive in the environment to their cognitive perception of their body. For example other people, some “tools&# , some language concepts, some artifacts could be perceived as chances. Ecological approach aims at understanding cognitive systems in terms of their environmental situatedness (Clancey, 1997; Magnani, 2005).

Instant Communities: List of companies that provide Web Collaboration Suites or Platforms

John Tropea - Delicious Community

Of course it also has lots of CMS functionality builtin, such as versioning, flexible workflows, locking support, link integrity checking, an AJAX-interface for editing pages (just click any element on the page and edit it in-place) and much more.

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Expanding Web Search Part One: Focused Search-Based Applications

Portals and KM

I have written about them before (see Exalead's CloudView Offers Integrated Search Capabilities). It integrated information from several databases to answer these questions through one interface. Google Maps is also integrated to give you location information.

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Lessons from a Crazy MAFN Multi-Sensory Webinar

Full Circle Associates

I am often mixing things up, selecting music and language that is familiar enough, but has some unfamiliarity. The invitation to engage in these things is important – the language we use. The connection to the purpose: that is the integrity of the design.

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Swarming to write narratives in hybrid ecosystem

Taming the spaces

social software tools) and language (eg. For this reason, Jourdam Raubal, Gartrell and Egenhofer (1998) suggested that integrating a model of how people conceptualize and perceive places into GIS would enable to use GIS to make important decisions about places.

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Collaborative Thinking: Info 2.0: Harnessing the power of Web 2.0 and Enterprise Mashups

Collaborative Thinking

Webcast Notes (I assume that replay information will appear at the site): The Good Need to move way from rigid applications to a more free-flowing approach is correct (synergistic with emergence, user-generated content, architecture of participation and other trends re: Enterprise 2.0) applications that receive feeds) and providers of information delivered through feeds, often based on Extensible Markup Language (XML) (e.g.,

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