Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) continues to benefit from many software and hardware innovations. Mobile devices are becoming more powerful, more flexible, and more available. Unfortunately, a large bulk of the implementation studies fall outside of the general academic areas (conferences, dissertations, journals, etc).
Check out this article from Jack Burston in Language Learning & Technology. (mirror)
He did a great job compiling an annotated bibliography for all of these harder to find MALL studies.
Though a young field, some 575 works relating to MALL have been published over the past two decades. The topics covered are varied and include considerations of technical specifications, mobile device ownership, pedagogical design, learning theory, user attitudes, motivational effects, institutional infrastructure, and teacher training, among others. By far, the most frequently occurring type of MALL publications are project implementation descriptions. Based on the references contained in the works themselves, they account for nearly 350 of the total, some 60%. These references are the focus of this bibliography.
This post serves as a repository for my presentation at TESOL 2015.
Cloud-Based Document Collaboration and Versioning for Successful Program Projects
Arizona State University
Google Drive has become a useful tool for sharing and manipulating classroom and programmatic information. By using cloud-based systems for large projects (accreditation or curriculum design), programs can have more collaborative and consistent results. The presenter will discuss the setup and integration of Google Drive versioning into document heavy processes.
The use of Google Drive (formerly Google Docs) has thrived in educational settings since its advent in 2006. In this area, the cloud-based storage system has been used in school projects ranging from writing course editing to teacher material creation and sharing.
The presenter will discuss the creation of a version system within Google Drive to ease of managing documents and help a program reach their project goals. This includes implementing a pre-project set-up plan, how to track versions of documents while working on a project, and preserving final copies of any completed documentation.