Teaching and learning with mobile phones


22-Sep-2010 University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, PSL Conference


Presentation in PDF format [pdf]


The mobile phone has evolved from a simple communication device to a mobile computing device. This new technology unlocks many new possibilities for learners, teachers and assessors. In this talk I'll explore some of the capabilities of the new generation of Internet-connected smartphones with reference to learning applications we have built, discuss the implications and show some new innovations which will be hitting commodity handsets in the near future.


The talk featured a couple of video clips

Demo video for Qualcomm's upcoming Augmented Reality library for Google Android

Demonstration of Google Conversation mode translating between English and German (from about 5m30s


I also demonstrated the Learn! and EduCreate Android applications which we built as part of our undergraduate summer project programme. More information on the applications and the programme itself is available here.