M-learning is much more than just the location. While it is true students now carry their PCs in their pocket and it is extremely convenient, Mobile Learning is much more than location. We should not think M-Learning is about giving language students the opportunity to download a PDF anywhere they want or accessing a web portal on their mobile device. It is more than that. Studying or teaching English as a Second Language classes can be better and can be improved. It is about giving your ESL students:
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E-Learning has given students the opportunity to learn at home - away from the traditional classroom. But do we really want students buried behind a PC or Laptop when there is a whole world for them to see and learn from.
Mobile Learning or M-Learning has taken E-learning to another level by allowing students to learn ANYWHERE. Students can study while traveling, on vacation, during breaks or any other free time they may have. Students are growing up in a world where they can “learn anywhere, any time.” But M-Learning is more than just studying anywhere.
Mobile devices are changing our world and how we gain knowledge. Mobile devices and the content on them have created new art forms, new gaming consoles, new employment opportunities, new languages, new business models and much, much more. As John Donahoe, eBay’s CEO stated during a Charlie Rose interview, “People are buying 8,000 cars a week on eBay’s mobile app”.
Isn't it time for ESL schools to throw away rows upon rows of PCs or laptops and get ESL students speaking to each other? #MobileELT