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Mobile Warming: Melting the Barriers to Language Learning With Mobile Devices

Presenter

Sandy Wagner

When?

Wednesday, 10 September 2014
10:30 am—12:00 pm US ET
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Cost: Free for members; US$45 for nonmembers
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Registration Deadline: 7 September 2014
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Who Should Attend?

All grade levels, ESL teachers, administrators, practitioners, postsecondary, adult education, tech trainers

More About This Seminar

Mobile devices offer new possibilities and challenges as language learning transitions to “just in time, just enough and just for me” (Peters, 2007). This webinar focuses on understanding mobile learning, pedagogy that capitalizes on affordances of mobile devices and apps, activities that engage students in knowing how to learn from mobile technologies.

What Will I Learn?

Participants will
  • develop an understanding of mobile learning and the mobile learning environment
  • understand the pedagogical affordances and learning strategies supported by mobile devices
  • learn how to select and leverage mobile device features and apps to blend and support language learning
  • experience and gain new insights on language learning activities using mobile device and apps that incorporate best practices and pedagogies

About the Presenter

Sandy Wagner is an assistant professor at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, Monterey, California. She provides faculty development, proficiency testing, and research on technology applications for language learning. Her career spans more than 30 years as an ESL Instructor, French teacher, online course designer, facilitator, and teacher trainer for technology integration and language learning. Sandy holds an master of arts in education and instructional design and is the past chair of TESOL's Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Interest Section. She also facilitates the Teaching Reading and Writing Online course in TESOL’s Principles and Practices of Online Teaching Certification program.