HEA seminar: Mobile Language Learning

HEA logoMobile Language Learning
Thursday 25 April 2013, Manchester

Despite the potential for mobile learning to support, even transform, teaching practice, some educationalists remain sceptical of the benefits of mobile learning in its current form. Kukulska-Hulme (2009), for example, calls for us to give more consideration to ‘how mobility, accompanied by digital, location-aware technologies, changes learning’.

This one-day Blackboard-sponsored seminar will explore mobile learning in the context of foreign language teaching in higher education, providing a forum to:

  • share teaching practice with, and network with, colleagues from a range of institutions teaching and/or supporting foreign languages;
  • meet representatives from Blackboard Mobile, and better understand the ways in which such organisations can support the development of mobile learning;
  • discuss opportunities for, and barriers to, mobile language learning in higher education.

The seminar will be of interest to academic staff, including junior staff and new teachers as well as support staff, especially learning technologists.

Full details, including the final schedule and confirmed venue, will be circulated approximately one week before the event.

There will be a poster session during lunch. If you would like to present your work on mobile language learning during the poster session, please contact James Wilson at the email address below.

To book a place on, or to enquire about, this event please contact James Wilson at j.a.wilson@leeds.ac.uk

Please note that places are limited and early booking is therefore advisable.

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