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Academic Podcasting and Mobile Assisted Language Learning

Book Description

The use of Academic Podcasting Technology and MALL (Mobile Assisted Language Learning) is reshaping teaching and learning by supporting, expanding, and enhancing course content, learning activities, and teacher-student interactions.Academic Podcasting and Mobile Assisted Language Learning: Applications and Outcomes shares innovative and pedagogically effective ways to improve foreign language education by identifying the instructional uses and benefits of academic podcasting technology and MALL in foreign language acquisition.  These include instructional uses, students’ perceived learning gains, how instructors can use/have used the technology (successes and challenges), study abroad experiences with the technology, pedagogical impact, and economic perspectives on its use.    

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD
    2. LIST OF REVIEWERS
  5. Foreword
  6. Preface
    1. PURPOSE OF THE BOOK
    2. ORGANIZATION OF THE BOOK
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: MALL and Language Acquisition
    1. Chapter 1: Podcasting – Past, Present and Future
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WHERE WE’VE BEEN: DOCUMENTED RESEARCH ON PODCASTING
      4. WHERE WE ARE NOW: DATA GATHERED FROM AN ONLINE SURVEY
      5. WHERE WE’RE GOING: THE FUTURE OF PODCASTING
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. APPENDIX: SURVEY
    2. Chapter 2: Four L2 Learning Objectives to Guide Podcast Design
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PODCAST DESIGN: FOUR LANGUAGE LEARNING OBJECTIVES
      5. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 3: Going beyond Audio
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. STRATEGIES FOR INCORPORATING MULTIMEDIA
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 4: Getting Started
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CREATING YOUR FIRST PODCAST
      5. GAUGING STUDENTS’ PERCEPTIONS: PODCASTING SURVEY AND RESULTS
      6. LESSONS LEARNED
      7. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 5: Challenges of Adopting Web 2.0 and Mobile 2.0 for Language Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. WEB 2.0 AND MOBILE 2.0
      4. CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  9. Section 2: Student Centered Projects
    1. Chapter 6: Mobile-Assisted Language Learning from the Student Perspective
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. DEFINITIONS
      4. STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF MALL
      5. RESEARCH UNDERWAY
      6. DISCUSSION AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 7: Simulating Immersion
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. TEACHING SPANISH AT THE ANU
      4. EMBEDDING APT IN SPANISH TEACHING IN 2007
      5. SIMULATED IMMERSION USING APT: THE OUTCOMES
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
  10. Section 3: MALL and Study Abroad
    1. Chapter 8: iStudyAbroad
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REVIEW OF THE LITERATURE
      4. INTEGRATIONS OF ISTUDYABROAD
      5. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 9: Crossing Classroom Settings and Academic Disciplines while Crossing Geographical Boundaries
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE CROSSING
      5. FUTURE DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
  11. Section 4: MALL and ESL
    1. Chapter 10: A Case Study of Using Podcasts in ESL Modules for Hong Kong Pre-Service Teachers and its Impact on their Attitudes toward Podcasting
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. THE PODCASTING PROJECT
      4. FUTURE USE OF PODCASTING IN ESL MODULES
      5. OTHER CONSIDERATIONS
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION
      7. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 11: Podcasts in Four Categories
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. PODCASTS AND LANGUAGE LEARNING
      5. ESL VOCABULARY INSTRUCTION AND PODCASTING
      6. SUGGESTIONS AND CONCLUSION
  12. Compilation of References
  13. Afterword
    1. IPADS IN THE LANGUAGE CLASSROOM