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Blended Learning in a Second Language Environment - ETEC 510

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Popplet | Collect, curate and share your ideas, inspirations, and projects!

Popplet | Collect, curate and share your ideas, inspirations, and projects! | Asynchronous & Synchronous Online Language Learning | Scoop.it

Collect, curate and share your ideas, inspirations, and projects


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Collablogatorium: Learning English with Comic Strips

Collablogatorium: Learning English with Comic Strips | Asynchronous & Synchronous Online Language Learning | Scoop.it

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Online alternatives to language classrooms open up to students - The Guardian

Online alternatives to language classrooms open up to students - The Guardian | Asynchronous & Synchronous Online Language Learning | Scoop.it

Article by Nik Peachey, 5 July 2011, focusing mainly on online resources for learners of English as a Foreign Language.


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Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) Applications

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A set of links to apps for Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL), compiled by Claire Bradin.


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Orly Rachamim's curator insight, November 11, 2013 3:35 PM

This site contains links to apps for mobile devices that can be used by language learners and teachers.  Many of the mobile apps listed here have a web version as well and can be used to enhance different language skills even if tablet or mobile devices are not available.  Twitter, Facebook and Skype are all social networking apps that language learners can use to practice their written an oral language.  These can be applied to any new language being learned.  Students who have access to these devices (either personal or at school) are able to use the tools independently to supplement the learning in the classroom.  Lack of access to the devices may be a disadvantage to the students unless some of the video conferencing sessions are coordinated by the teacher for the entire class. 

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Language-Learning Apps - BYKI Mobile for iPhone, iPad Touch and Android

Language-Learning Apps - BYKI Mobile for iPhone, iPad Touch and Android | Asynchronous & Synchronous Online Language Learning | Scoop.it

BYKI Mobile: Transparent Language's popular software is now available in a wide range of languages for smartphones.


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Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning

Education 3.0 and the Pedagogy (Andragogy, Heutagogy) of Mobile Learning | Asynchronous & Synchronous Online Language Learning | Scoop.it
"The evolution of the web from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and now to Web 3.0 can be used a metaphor of how education should also be evolving, as a movement based on the evolution from Education 1.0 to Education 3.0."
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This blog post combines different "levels" of learning and organizes them in a way that allows you to see where education is and where it is going. I had never heard of Heutagogy until now, and think this article will fit nicely with my Portfolio. It makes me look past simple delivery methods (I.e. synch and asynchronous learning) toward the bigger picture of transformational use of technology in education. In terms of language learning, it suggests a move toward complete immersion and engagement from "transition" models.
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Darlene González Miy's curator insight, May 24, 2015 11:33 AM

Clear, comprehensible comparison of pedagogy, andragogy and heutagogy

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Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David Kelly : Learning Solutions Magazine

Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David  Kelly : Learning Solutions Magazine | Asynchronous & Synchronous Online Language Learning | Scoop.it

“Curation is an important skill to develop, especially in an environment in which more and more organizations shift towards self-directed learning for their workers. Now is the time for learning and performance professionals to develop this new skill set.”


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Insight into the value of social media and curation, and how to make sense of overwhelming amount of information online. Ideas about new ways to think about learning I.e. Informal and learner-led education.

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Becky Mowat's curator insight, September 23, 2013 8:18 AM

This is an amazing article that defines curation clearly. Love Rohit Barghava's 5 Models of Content Curation! Using curation tools and methods leads to scholarly content that is chronological, relevant and current. Curation can  generate brilliant original content! All content needs these values!  I  plan to read other publications by this author. Scintillating.

MAría Rosa Arias's curator insight, September 24, 2013 10:21 AM

Muy bien explicado que es Curació de Contenidos

Claudie Graner's curator insight, January 20, 2014 5:25 AM

To avoid being swamped....curate...

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Benefits of Synchronous and Asynchronous e-Learning

Benefits of Synchronous and Asynchronous e-Learning | Asynchronous & Synchronous Online Language Learning | Scoop.it
Online learning environments are becoming more frequent in teaching and learning than ever before (Bonk & Zhang, 2006; Er, Özden, & Arifoglu, 2009; Skylar, 2009).

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Advantages Of Using Both Synchronous and Asynchronous Technologies In An Online Learning Environment.

 

Online learning environments are becoming more frequent in teaching and learning than ever before (Bonk & Zhang, 2006; Er, Özden, & Arifoglu, 2009; Skylar, 2009). Synchronous and asynchronous learning technologies are the two most common online learning types (Hrastinski, 2008; Er et al., 2009; Simonson, Smaldino, Albright, & Zvacek, 2012). The purpose of this article is to discuss the advantages of using both synchronous and asynchronous technologies in an online learning environment.

Elizabeth B's curator insight, October 25, 2013 1:51 PM

This article suggests general advantages and disadvantages of different online learning delivery methods and strategies. Synchronous online learning is real time face-to-face computer mediated learning. It uses tools that allow participants to see and hear each other, as well as create and share multimedia. Online learning encourages feedback, collaboration, flexibility, and meets learning needs of students. Asynchronous online learning allows students to reflect before responding or presenting work. This article finds that a combination of both methods can be used to best meet learner needs.

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Five Best Language Learning Tools - Lifehacker

Five Best Language Learning Tools - Lifehacker | Asynchronous & Synchronous Online Language Learning | Scoop.it
Five Best Language Learning Tools
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Learning a new language is difficult, which is why there's a huge market for tools and apps to help you do it. Some of them are really helpful and help you get up to speed quickly, others are a money sink.
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Elizabeth B's curator insight, October 25, 2013 4:59 PM

The results of a poll to find the best language learning technology tools lists Anki, Memrise, Duolingo, Pimsleur Method, and Livemocha as the most popular. The first two tools tackle the issue of memorization. These tools provide more flexibility and content than a textbook, or flash-card and are designed to integrate extra information to make memorization easier. These lessons are mobile, making them more accessible and convenient than desktop/website type tools. Duolingo uses an alternate method to teach languages than memorization by translating web content to teach the user to read in a new language, it also provides feedback and tracks progress for accountability and motivation. 

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Analysis of Asynchronous Discussions in Second Language Learning

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Social Media and Language Learning: Why Classrooms Move Online

Social Media and Language Learning: Why Classrooms Move Online | Asynchronous & Synchronous Online Language Learning | Scoop.it
Social media has particularly influenced development of online language learning, enabling students to easily connect and communicate with people across the globe.

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University of Florida to offer bachelor's degrees online - Tbo.com

University of Florida to offer bachelor's degrees online - Tbo.com | Asynchronous & Synchronous Online Language Learning | Scoop.it
University of Florida to offer bachelor's degrees online Tbo.com The University of Florida will host one of the nation's first fully online bachelor's degree programs starting in January, providing a significantly lower-cost education while...
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Web 2.0 and Second Language Learning: What Does the Research Tell Us?

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10 Tech Tools for Teacher Training Courses

10 Tech Tools for Teacher Training Courses | Asynchronous & Synchronous Online Language Learning | Scoop.it

I hope you have found something interesting here and this article makes you think a little more about how you deliver teacher training in general as the use of these tools isn't just restricted to tech training. They could be integrated into the delivery of any language or teacher training course and to some extent I feel that until tech tools are integrated into mainstream teacher training we aren't going to get the quality and quantity of digitally literate teachers that we need to really provide a 21st century learning environment for our students.


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Thanks for this great post, Nik!
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Language Learning & Technology - Special Issue on Mobile Assisted Language Learning

Language Learning & Technology - Special Issue on Mobile Assisted Language Learning | Asynchronous & Synchronous Online Language Learning | Scoop.it

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Students’ Perceptions and Experiences of Mobile Learning
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Daesang Kim, Valdosta State University
Daniel Rueckert, Oklahoma City University
Dong-Joong Kim, Korea University
Daeryong Seo, Indiana State University
pp. 52–73


Podcasting for Language Learning Through iTunes U: The Learner’s View 
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Fernando Rosell-Aguilar, The Open University
pp. 74–93



The Development of Advanced Learner Oral Proficiency Using iPads
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Franziska Lys, Northwestern University
pp. 94–116



Reading and Grammar Learning Through Mobile Phones
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Shudong Wang, Shimane University
Simon Smith, Shimane University
pp. 117–134



Mobile-Assisted Grammar Exercises:
Effects on Self-Editing in L2 Writing
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Zhi Li, Iowa State University
Volker Hegelheimer, Iowa State University
pp. 135–156



Mobile-Assisted Language Learning:
A Selected Annotated Bibliography 
of Implementation Studies 1994–2012
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Jack Burston, Cyprus University of Technology
pp. 157–225

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Learn Languages Online For Free Through Music Videos and Song Lyrics: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch

Learn Languages Online For Free Through Music Videos and Song Lyrics: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Dutch | Asynchronous & Synchronous Online Language Learning | Scoop.it

LyricsTraining is an easy and fun method to learn and improve your foreign languages skills, through the music videos and lyrics of your favorite songs.


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Spanish On line's comment, August 19, 2011 3:52 AM
Great idea. Thank you for sharing.
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Lyrics Training is a really neat site that allows users to search music videos for L2  (six languages are available). You choose your skills level, then as the music video plays, you type missing words into the lyrics that appear below the video. The site records your stats. What a motivating and fun way to increase fluency, spelling, and listening skills. 

Elizabeth B's curator insight, November 2, 2013 2:51 PM

Lyrics Training is a really neat site that allows users to search music videos for L2  (six languages are available). You choose your skills level, then as the music video plays, you type missing words into the lyrics that appear below the video. The site records your stats. What a motivating and fun way to increase fluency, spelling, and listening skills. 

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ICT for Language Teachers (ICT4LT)

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A substantial collection (16 discrete modules) of ICT training resources for teachers of foreign languages. Includes CALL bibliography, numerous Web links and a glossary of terminology.


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The most persuasive words in English: The psychology of language

The most persuasive words in English: The psychology of language | Asynchronous & Synchronous Online Language Learning | Scoop.it
“What are the most persuasive words in english? Recent research points to "Free", "Because", "You", "Instantly" and "New".”
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100 Great Game Based Learning and Gamification Resources | knowledge guru

100 Great Game Based Learning and Gamification Resources | knowledge guru | Asynchronous & Synchronous Online Language Learning | Scoop.it

By Steve Boller

 

"Lots people want to get started with game based learning, gamification and serious games in their training. We’ve been curating game related content for over a year and a half while conducting our own research and case studies. Here are 100 articles related to games and learning. Some of them are research-based, while others just offer an interesting perspective to spark discussion. Take what you need and share this with a colleague."


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Debra Walker's curator insight, March 11, 2014 4:47 PM

I have recently been working with organizations on how the introduction of gamification into their training and development strategy plans for employee skill development.  The interesting thing as well is the application of the concepts to both hard and soft skills, that allow for returning to the results in the future as well as updating of skills as the individual progresses.   

Valeria&Giorgia's curator insight, March 13, 2014 8:43 AM

Ci sono moltissimi games finalizzati all'apprendimento, da quelli che stimolano la discussione, a quelli basati sulla ricerca.

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A must Have Educational Technology Cheat Sheet | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A must Have Educational Technology Cheat Sheet | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Asynchronous & Synchronous Online Language Learning | Scoop.it

With the advance of technology and its full embrace in education, many new learning and teaching concepts have being  created to the point that it becomes very hard to keep up with the new releases.

 

Below is a great cheat sheet that you can use as a guide to help you learn more about the important trends in educational technology. From asynchronous learning to virtual learning, you will be able to have a clear picture of what every trending term stands for. Enjoy

 

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Learning with 'e's: Mind technology

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Just read "Mind technology" http://t.co/7gXvPP8iCS (via @pocket)
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Experience Based Language Learning through Asynchronous Discussions

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Technology in language learning | British Council Voices

Technology in language learning | British Council Voices | Asynchronous & Synchronous Online Language Learning | Scoop.it

Technology is very much part of language learning throughout the world at all different levels. We are as likely to find it in the primary sector as much as in adult education.

 

I no longer need to make the case for computers to be provided in education, because computers are there in abundance in all their modern forms.We may see traditional computers in labs, teachers and students walking around with laptops or tablet PCs, and many people will have a mobile phone in their pocket that is capable of doing rather more than the mainframe computers that started computer-assisted language learning in the 1960s. I do recognise that there are many kinds of digital divide, and that this is not true everywhere.

 

What is still sometimes an issue is the reliability of these technologies for classroom use. This can discourage teachers from making use of technology as often as they would want to. It’s compounded by the fact that, if these teachers are working in schools, they are faced with classes of learners who may, on the surface at least, appear to be more digitally competent than their teachers are. Learners can therefore challenge their teachers, in ways that put the latter off using the technologies that could potentially make such a difference to what happens in the classroom.

 

In my recent book for the British Council, Innovations in learning technologies for English language teaching, I argue that digital technologies are ideally placed to help teachers working with learners, and learners working independently, to do the necessary ‘languaging’ (M. Swain) that makes their language development possible. We are talking here about doing things with language rather than just learning about language. Swain argues that learners can’t simply develop based on input.  We must engage with other people using that language, and try to make meaning together. Whenever I speak or write something, if I don’t produce language with someone else in mind, I have no way of knowing whether others can understand what I say or write. Of course, I need to read and listen as well, but unless I progress to this further stage, I can’t complete the process.

 

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English Jobs Turkey's curator insight, December 27, 2013 6:44 AM
The idea of having students doing things with language rather than just learning about language really strikes a chord with me at the moment. It helps to justify the risk we took with our webinar this week. It may not have seemed like a 'lesson' on the surface but students were certainly learning.