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Mobile Situated Language Learning

Pearson, Charlie; Gaved, Mark; Brasher, Andrew; Jones, Ann; Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes; Scanlon, Eileen; Jones, Janet; Neumann, Lukas and Busta, Michal (2014). Mobile Situated Language Learning. MASELTOV Consortium, Graz, Austria.

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This deliverable D7.5.2 describes the work carried out in the scope of Task 7.5 “Mobile Situated Language Learning” of Work Package 7 “PERSUASIVE LEARNING SERVICES”. In deliverable D7.5.1, criteria were devised for the language learning material that would be produced for MASELTOV. These mobile-based resources have now been implemented (by replacement project partner, Pearson Publishing Ltd (PP)) and the way that they meet the criteria for the project is described here in detail.

The lessons are based on topics that are common and relevant to immigrants and are structured in a way that fits into the ‘Incidental Learning Framework’ developed as part of Task 7.1. This service is also linked to other service in a way that allows indication of feedback and progress (integration with the MASELTOV User Profile), personalisation (integration with the Recommendation Service) and social interaction (integration with the MASELTOV discussion forum).

The language lessons’ are linked to a user’s activity on MASELTOV via the Recommendation Service making learning contextually sensitive – that is, that it takes place in the same context in which it is applied. In conjunction with TextLens and social learning which takes place through predominantly the MASELTOV discussion forum, the learning tools provided in MASELTOV are both multi-sensory and contextually aware.

As a replacement partner joining at the start of the final project year, PP has had to adapt and repond to the ideas on social/informal learning also outlined in deliverable D7.5.1. The way these criteria have been met is described here and also in the related deliverable D8.3.3.
The sample language learning materials that were trialled in the project field trialled held in June 2014 were favourably received by participants.

Item Type: Other
Copyright Holders: 2014 MASELTOV
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
MASELTOV (Mobile Assistance for Social Inclusion and Empowerment of Immigrants with Persuasive Learning Technologies and Social Network Service288587European Commission, Information Society and Media Directorate-General, SInformation and Communication Technologies, Seventh Framework Programme (2007-2013)
Extra Information: 31 pp.
Keywords: incidental learning; immigration; mobile learning; Europe; language learning
Academic Unit/School: Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Research Strategy & Operations
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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Item ID: 42108
Depositing User: Mark Gaved
Date Deposited: 27 Feb 2015 10:00
Last Modified: 15 Dec 2019 13:21
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