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The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects

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"We’ve clarified the difference between projects and project-based learning before. Projects are about the product, while project-based learning is about the process."


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Not research per se, but it's an interesting prompt towards thinking carefully about uilding projects for education. There are may things to think about to make a project a really good, worthwhile learning experience. 

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David Donat's curator insight, November 4, 2013 2:11 PM

Quatre paraules per explicar l'essència de l'aprenentatge basat en projectes (PBL) a partir d'una bona infografia difosa des de Twiter (https://twitter.com/paulscurtis/status/390188798618771456/photo/1) en la que s'incideix en les diferències respecte d'alguns "projectes" que de vegades emprenem des dels centres educatius.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 5, 2013 6:57 AM

Easy approach, reeeeeally useful!!

Miles McGeehan's curator insight, November 11, 2013 10:28 AM

I completely concur.  Excellent graphic.

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Testing and Assessment Webinars « Language Acquisition Resource Center

Testing and Assessment Webinars « Language Acquisition Resource Center | ELT Research | Scoop.it
Free webinars on a variety of language teaching topics
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Preparing Teachers to Teach Writing Using Technology

Technology is changing not only how people write, but also how they learn to write. These profound changes require teachers to reconsider their pedagogical practices in the teaching of writing. This books shares instructional approaches from experienced teacher educators in the areas of writing, teacher education, and technology.


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Not research per se, but an e-book aimed at training teachers. Includes units on using apps and tools and fpcsing in general on the teaching of writing in the so-called 'digital age'.

 

No mere pamhplet either, this is a proper book!

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Kibet Koskei's curator insight, November 25, 2013 6:54 AM

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Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, November 25, 2013 7:48 AM

Could be useful for study skills sessions or embedding functional English?

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:08 AM

Download this Free book! Excellent resources.

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Can An App Really Improve Learning? - Edudemic

Can An App Really Improve Learning? - Edudemic | ELT Research | Scoop.it
Do you think a mobile app could really improve the learning of a student no matter the age? This visual guide walks you through what you should know.
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Using an educational app or game on a regular basis is shown in these figures to demonstrate an increase in learning. As far as I can see, this learning doesn't take place because the children are using a digital platform, but because they are undertaking a regular educational exercise. A paper one would do the same, I would say. 

 

However, to what extent is the motivation to do the tasks leading to learning driven by the fact that the medium is digital?

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Welome: Research Ideas in English Language Teaching

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Why games are good for learning?

Why games are good for learning? | ELT Research | Scoop.it

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Infographic outlining various areas of support for using games in learning. Some interesting points.

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Francesco G. Lamacchia's curator insight, November 21, 2013 11:48 AM

Giocando....s'impara! 

Julio Cirnes's curator insight, November 25, 2013 3:46 PM

Please teacher, more games!

Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 8:19 AM

Self explanatory visual on the benefits of gaming as a means of learning. Outlined are the rewards, mastery, engagement, intensity, exercise, readiness, and competitiveness. These types of graphics need to be displayed in the classroom. There's always parents who are unsure of how gaming qualifies as teaching. Can't they just sit their kid in front of an iPad all day at home? Well, in the appropriate setting, with the right direction and guidance, games are certainly good for learning. Some people just don't know that from experience yet.

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Ready to Learn? The Key Is Listening With Intention

Ready to Learn? The Key Is Listening With Intention | ELT Research | Scoop.it

Research on how we learn a second language demonstrates that effective listening involves more than simply hearing the words that float past our ears. Rather, it’s an active process of interpreting information and making meaning. Studies of skilled language learners have identified specific listening strategies that lead to superior comprehension. What’s more, research has shown that learners who deliberately adopt these strategies become better listeners.


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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, October 31, 2013 12:36 PM

We derive the most benefit from observation when we have in mind the conscious intention to carry out the action ourselves. In a 2006 study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, psychologist Scott Frey of the University of Oregon scanned the brains of participants as they watched videos of someone putting together and taking apart a toy made of several parts. One group of subjects simply watched the demonstration; another group was aware that they would be asked to reproduce the actions they viewed on the video.

Keepamericaheard Maria Catania's curator insight, November 2, 2013 4:04 PM

The human mind should learn @least 6 knew words to their library of vocabulary, and knowledge every day that advances you in life...

Gloria Panta's curator insight, June 27, 11:21 PM

Interesting article about how our brain works...

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12th World Conference on Mobile & Contextual Learning - Table of Contents

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, October 29, 2013 8:08 AM


RESEARCH PAPERS

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Exploring the impact of using tablet devices in enhancing students listening and speaking skills in tertiary education

Ismail FayedAmer YacoubAli Hussein
Abstract . . PDF (759 KB) . PDF with links(516 KB)  2

Post Web 2.0 Media: Mobile Social Media

Thomas CochraneLaurent Antonczak
Abstract . . PDF (4478 KB) . PDF with links(4480 KB)  3

Integrating mLearning Language Application into University Course Content

Olga VibergÅke Grönlund
Abstract . . PDF (204 KB) . PDF with links(188 KB)  4

An ecology of mobile screens: iPads meet XOs in a desert school

Mark PegrumGrace OakleyJan ClarkeJim Sligar
Abstract . . PDF (203 KB) . PDF with links(205 KB)  5

Mobilogue – A Tool for Creating and Conducting Mobile Supported Field Trips

Adam Giemza
Abstract . . PDF (4202 KB) . PDF with links(960 KB)  6

Large Scale Deployment of Tablet Computers in High Schools in Brazil

Giovanni FariasMohamed AllyClaudia Alexandra de Souza PintoFernando José Spanhol
Abstract . . PDF (134 KB) . PDF with links(135 KB)  7

Mobile Technology, Maths Education & 21C Learning

Brendan TangneyAibhín Bray
Abstract . . PDF (341 KB) . PDF with links(297 KB)  8

An Analysis of Socio-Technical Factors in Implementing Mobile Learning Solution at an Educational Institution: A Case Study of Mid-Tier MBA College in India

Varadarajan Sridharan
Abstract . . PDF (103 KB) . PDF with links(104 KB)  9

An Outlook on Future Mobile Learning in Saudi Arabia

Saleh Al-Shehri
Abstract . . PDF (134 KB) . PDF with links(135 KB)  10

Supporting Practitioners in Implementing Mobile Learning and Overcoming Ethical Concerns: A Scenario-Based Approach

Trish Andrews
Abstract . . PDF (168 KB) . PDF with links(172 KB)  11

About the Contextualization of Learning Objects in Mobile Learning Settings

Jalisa SotsenkoMarc JansenMarcelo Milrad
Abstract . . PDF (295 KB) . PDF with links(296 KB)  



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AnswerPro: Designing to Motivate Interaction
Balsam Al Sugair
Abstract . . PDF (346 KB) . PDF with links(222 KB)  13
Creating coherent incidental learning journeys on mobile devices through feedback and progress indicators
Mark GavedAgnes Kukulska-HulmeAnn JonesEileen ScanlonIan DunwellPetros LamerasOula Akiki
Abstract . . PDF (120 KB) . PDF with links(122 KB)  14
Mobile learning through indigenous languages: learning through a constructivist approach
Mmaki JantjiesMike Joy
Abstract . . PDF (408 KB) . PDF with links(410 KB)  15
Academic Achievement in BYOD Classrooms
Dean CristolBelinda Gimbert
Abstract . . PDF (342 KB) . PDF with links(343 KB)  16
Key Challenges Associated with Bringing Personal Mobile Devices to the Classroom
Ieda M. Santos
Abstract . . PDF (151 KB) . PDF with links(156 KB)  17
Integrating Interactive Videos in Mobile Learning Scenarios
Dan Kohen-Vacs
Abstract . . PDF (673 KB) . PDF with links(249 KB)  18
Ubiquitous Computing in Education: A SWOT Analysis by Students and Teachers
Edgar Napoleon AsiimweSana Zubair Khan
Abstract . . PDF (277 KB) . PDF with links(284 KB)  19
Usability issues in mobile learning: Students’ perceptions in Pakistani universities
Umera ImtinanVanessa ChangTomayess Issa
Abstract . . PDF (99 KB) . PDF with links(102 KB)  20
Improving student literacy in adult education through an immediate feedback tool
Martie GeertsemaChris Campbell
Abstract . . PDF (120 KB) . PDF with links(123 KB)  21
A HTML5 Based English Learning System for Learning English on Mobile Devices
Firouz B. Anaraki
Abstract . . PDF (591 KB) . PDF with links(586 KB)  MOBILE LEARNING PRACTICES - LESSONS LEARNED22
Using mobile technologies to promote learning and youth employment: a partnership approach
Chamseddine Ouerdiane
Abstract . . PDF (115 KB) . PDF with links(115 KB)  23
Challenges against the successes of mLearn in Bangladesh
Shahanaj Parvin
Abstract . . PDF (172 KB) . PDF with links(173 KB)  24
M-learn lessons learnt: Bangladesh perspective
Zaki Imam
Abstract . . PDF (151 KB) . PDF with links(151 KB)  25
Jam Today – Embedding BYOD into Classroom Practice
Agnieszka Palalas
Abstract . . PDF (240 KB) . PDF with links(241 KB)  26
An Interactive Mobile Learnign Method to Measure Students performance
David Parsons
Abstract . . PDF (519 KB) . PDF with links(471 KB)  27
The Dawn of Creation with Mobile Learning Technologies and Language Learning Pedagogy
Nicholas Yates
Abstract . . PDF (154 KB) . PDF with links(156 KB)  28
Augmented Reality, Multimodal Literacy and Mobile Technology: An Experiment in Teacher Engagement
Jan Clarke
Abstract . . PDF (582 KB) . PDF with links(582 KB)  29
Device Neutral Assignments for Mobile Learning in an English Language Classroom
Rasha Al-Okaily
Abstract . . PDF (126 KB) . PDF with links(127 KB)  30
Quality of sms-learning as a rapidly growing m-learning mode for foreign language learning
Majid FatahipourMahnaz Ghasemi Najm
Abstract . . PDF (131 KB) . PDF with links(133 KB)  31
Integrating Multimedia in ODL materials and Enhanced Access through Mobile Phones
Maria Augusti
Abstract . . PDF (30 KB) . PDF with links(31 KB)  32
Preparing Mobile Learning Strategy for Your Institution
Agnieszka Palalas
Abstract . . PDF (131 KB) . PDF with links(132 KB)  DOCTORAL CONSORTIUM33
System Architecture for Device and Content Independent Communication Including 3D Imaging
Razia SultanaAndreas ChristPatrick Meyrueis
Abstract . . PDF (234 KB) . PDF with links(173 KB)  34
Targeting FRAME: A new tool for mLearning design
Robert Power
Abstract . . PDF (208 KB) . PDF with links(207 KB)  35
Supporting Interaction in Learning Activities Using Mobile Devices in Higher Education
Wesam ShishahGail HopkinsElizabeth FitzGeraldColin Higgins
Abstract . . PDF (169 KB) . PDF with links(172 KB)  
Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, October 29, 2013 10:40 AM

The 4th screen. 

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Choice Literacy - Articles & Videos - Full Article

Choice Literacy - Articles & Videos - Full Article | ELT Research | Scoop.it
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Article the references research on reading strategies. Interesting.

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Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms

Five Research-Driven Education Trends At Work in Classrooms | ELT Research | Scoop.it
Increasingly, educators are looking to research about how kids learn to influence teaching practices and tools.
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Publications | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC

Publications | TeachingEnglish | British Council | BBC | ELT Research | Scoop.it

A collection of ELT publications available in pdf to download. Highlights include the ELT Research Papers series, the Innovations in ELT book series and resource packs for teachers. British Council publications are evidenced-based and address important issues facing ELT practitioners worldwide.

 


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The Learning Style Debate

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I am sceptical about learning styles.  Much is made of them, CELTA and DELTA trainees are required to learn about them and to plan their lessons taking into account activities that cater to the vis...
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Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie | Australian Popular Science

Everything You've Ever Been Told About How You Learn Is A Lie | Australian Popular Science | ELT Research | Scoop.it
When I was in middle school and high school, teachers loved to impart various tidbits of wisdom about the way...
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True, but it doesn't mean that the learning styles can't be interpreted as being different ways of learning, and that some people might favour some input methods over others. Therefore, teachers thinking about providing students with learning opportunities by using a balance of methods which might be categorised as visual, auditory or kinaesthetic, for example, are perhaps more likely to help students learn, because of the variety of tasks they provide the students with. 

 

I'm no fan of learning styles, but categorising students into groups is one thing, whereas providing learning opportunities by using a balance of tasks favouring different senses is another.

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The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects

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"We’ve clarified the difference between projects and project-based learning before. Projects are about the product, while project-based learning is about the process."


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Not research per se, but it's an interesting prompt towards thinking carefully about uilding projects for education. There are may things to think about to make a project a really good, worthwhile learning experience. 

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David Donat's curator insight, November 4, 2013 2:11 PM

Quatre paraules per explicar l'essència de l'aprenentatge basat en projectes (PBL) a partir d'una bona infografia difosa des de Twiter (https://twitter.com/paulscurtis/status/390188798618771456/photo/1) en la que s'incideix en les diferències respecte d'alguns "projectes" que de vegades emprenem des dels centres educatius.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 5, 2013 6:57 AM

Easy approach, reeeeeally useful!!

Miles McGeehan's curator insight, November 11, 2013 10:28 AM

I completely concur.  Excellent graphic.

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Google Drive for Beginners : A Journey in TEFL

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Google Drive can be really powerful, with a great variety of different tools all saved in the cloud. You can build your own front end to create a web page-like entrance as well. Teacher could manage various class work through this very easily, so it's worth finding out what is in there and how best to use it all.f 

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Self-Organised Learning Environment (SOLEs) in an English School : an example of transformative pedagogy?

Self-Organised Learning Environment (SOLEs) in an English School : an example of transformative pedagogy? | ELT Research | Scoop.it

The SOLE concept, although flexible, has the potential to offer a divergent, radical transformative pedagogy. This sits somewhat uncomfortably alongside more convergent approaches which position the learner as subservient to the curriculum, with the task of merely mastering subject matter prescribed by the teacher. However, what is notable from this analysis is that transformative pedagogy seems to be positioned alongside, rather than in conflict with, the dominant educational framework.


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21st Cent. Learners's curator insight, November 3, 2013 5:40 AM

I'm torn by this. I'm sure that children come back with lots of information from the net, but how well is this translated into deeper understandings? Skillfully facilitated plenaries must be crucial.  Maybe a juxtaposition of this with Hattie's findings on the key features of effective teaching would be interesting?  I'd love to see SOLEs in action.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 3, 2013 3:37 PM

Great one

Hilario's curator insight, December 5, 2013 6:56 AM

Good way of engage students and teachers.

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Evidence Based EFL: Learner styles revisited: VAK-uous teaching

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DuoLingo effectiveness study

DuoLingo effectiveness study

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Haven't read it yet, but I will. I'm interested to know what claims they make. The software looks good, but it's so hard to measure the effectiveness of language learning.

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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | ELT Research | Scoop.it

Juárez Correa didn’t know it yet, but he had happened on an emerging educational philosophy, one that applies the logic of the digital age to the classroom. That logic is inexorable: Access to a world of infinite information has changed how we communicate, process information, and think. Decentralized systems have proven to be more productive and agile than rigid, top-down ones. Innovation, creativity, and independent thinking are increasingly crucial to the global economy.


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The article references Sugata Mitra's research. Definitely a hyperbolic title, but an interesting article with some good quotes and references. 

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Carla Arena's curator insight, October 21, 2013 6:46 PM

Amazing story!

Terrie Pressman's curator insight, October 21, 2013 7:45 PM

Waiting on the world to change...education has to catch up

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, October 22, 2013 6:25 PM

This is evidence for some of the initiatives in the US that are allowing children (and sometimes their parents) to "think outside the box" when it comes to their education. -Lon

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How important is research in ELT? Should teachers be engaged in research if possible? #ELTchat Summary 25/05/2011 | #ELTchat

How important is research in ELT? Should teachers be engaged in research if possible? #ELTchat Summary 25/05/2011 | #ELTchat | ELT Research | Scoop.it

How important is research in ELT? Should teachers be engaged in research if possible?


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British Council ELT Research Papers: Volume 1

British Council ELT Research Papers: Volume 1 | ELT Research | Scoop.it

The Research Papers series gathers together the outputs of these partnerships and collaborations. This volume gathers together research published since 2009. This volume also includes reports of research not conducted within the Partnership scheme.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 31, 2013 3:54 AM

An interesting collection of research papers. Quite a few are very relevant to learning and technology, especially the ones which focus on learner autonomy.

Bravo Scool's comment, May 31, 2013 5:52 AM
very interesting, I strongly agree with Helen Emery and Sue Garton, Fiona Copland and Anne Burns
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, December 19, 2013 3:39 AM

A good resource for Librarians