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Mike Hogan 11.11.2013 The Mobility of Business English 10:00 – 10:45 GMT
Mike Hogan 11.11.2013 Poll 1 Do you teach Business English? Yes No
Mike Hogan 11.11.2013 Overview 1.How technology and society are changing - and how this can affect how learners learn and we deliver training 2.Implications of this on Business English training 3.How BE needs to respond to on-the-go needs of our learners (hi and low tech) 4.Mobile devices can enhance learning – both when teacher-driven and used autonomously
Mike Hogan 11.11.2013 Changes in how we interact as a result of technology Internet & Email in business & at home Skype (2003) iPhone (2007) Whatsapp (2009) Google Glass Smart cars What’s next??
Mike Hogan 11.11.2013 What’s the message? Life is social. Learning is social. Source: Web123Media (2010)
Mike Hogan 11.11.2013 How is learning changing? What are 21 st Century Learning skills? ‘Doing’ rather than ‘knowing’ ‘I want quick results’ ‘Learning by doing’ (experiential / trial and error approach) ‘I get bored easily’ Multitasking Visual, non-linear and virtual learning Collaborative learning
Mike Hogan 11.11.2013 Challenges in training Students – Multitasking – Pictures, sound, video – Random access – Interactive and networked Teachers – Single or limited tasks – Text – Linear, logical, sequential – Independent and individual
Mike Hogan 11.11.2013 Learning in the social workplace
Mike Hogan 11.11.2013 2. Mobility in Business Job changes Joint Ventures Virtual teams Business trips Home office Virtual office
Mike Hogan 11.11.2013 We need to foster a teaching and learning philosophy centered around – Self-responsibility and learner autonomy – Measurable and immediate success – Collective connected learning – Virtual learning – Experiential learning – Media rich – Relevant 2. Implications this has on Business English training
Mike Hogan 11.11.2013 3. Current materials Hi-tech eWorkbooks & online workbooks Teacher & Group connected Resource Centres Learning on-the-go (audio, video, mobile devices) Apps Not forgetting … low-tech Print & Work features
Mike Hogan 11.11.2013 3. Current materials
Mike Hogan 11.11.2013 4. Mobile devices How can they enhance learning – both when teacher-driven and used autonomously?
Mike Hogan 11.11.2013 Mobile devices Photo by Graham Stanley on #eltpics
Mike Hogan 11.11.2013 Polls 1.Do you have a mobile phone? Yes/No
Mike Hogan 11.11.2013 2. Do your learners have mobile phones? Yes/No Polls
Mike Hogan 11.11.2013 3. Can they access the internet? Yes/No Do these phones have – A camera? – And audio recording feature? – Both Polls
Mike Hogan 11.11.2013 MALL vs MALU Apps Mobile Applications for Language Learning Mobile Applications for Language Usage
Mike Hogan 11.11.2013 Mobile Applications for Language Learning
Mike Hogan 11.11.2013 Mobile Applications for Language Usage
Mike Hogan 11.11.2013 Eric Baber IATEFL Conference 2012 Industry & Business Specific Apps Rather than show them apps to use, teach them how to find and evaluate apps.”
Mike Hogan 11.11.2013 What can you recommend? What can your learners recommend?
Mike Hogan 11.11.2013 It’s not just about apps … With mobile devices you can … – Take photos – Record audio for listening and feedback – Practise reading and writing – Watch and create videos And much more…
Mike Hogan 11.11.2013 Remember the technology in your pocket
Mike Hogan 11.11.2013 There is no one size fits all Learning is social Business is mobile Learning is mobile We can’t be teaching tomorrow’s leaders today with yesterday’s methods
Mike Hogan 11.11.2013 The Mobility of Business English about.me/mikehogan @irishmikeh Thanks!
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