Hello-Hello, an innovative mobile language learning company, announced the launch of Hello-Hello World, a free application for the iPad that helps people learn a new language by connecting them with native speakers through social networking.
In order to move from academic theorising about mobile learning to operational and successful use frameworks are necessary. There are a variety of such frameworks and, before introducing several which educational institutions may find useful, it is worth recapping a Futurelab overview from 2004 outlining six broad theory-based categories of activity.
Ariana Leonard's high school students use their cell phones in the Spanish classroom to complete Spanish vocabulary digital scavenger hunts, copy notes with their cell phone cameras, and receive text messages reminding them of their homework.
While the applications of mobile learning are growing all the time, Online College has highlighted some of the major trends here, showing tge changes in how we teach, learn and interact in educational environments.
The question is does mobile phone technology support language learning ? The answer is definitely yes and in several ways . It is thanks to this technology that educational experts have started talking about mobile-assisted language learning .