Sunday, June 03, 2007

Using Cell Phones for Workplace ESL

I've been wanting to learn more about Athabasca's phone ESL project for a while and today I had the opportunity to look at it more closely. One option given the learners was to access the content by phone and complete quizzes by phone. The learners read short lessons on cell and used text options to answer quizzes on points of grammar, 5 - 9 questions long.

Visit the lessons and quizzes.

Why did I automatically assume the first part of the lesson was audio? It brings up the question of when content as text is more appropriate. Also makes me think about how this could pair up with a services like gabcast which allows for the creation of mp3's via phone. Add that to the cell capacity to download mp3's too.

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