Friday, March 22
11:30 AM-12:00 PM
Sunset 1

Globally Connected Mobile Learning: E-Debiyyat (E-Literature) Project

Full Paper ID: 54214
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    Melda Yildiz
    New York Institute of Technology

Abstract: This study outlines innovative multilingual and multicultural multimedia projects using mobile devices in teacher education; offers creative strategies for producing media with youth and developing Web 2.0 projects integrating world languages and 21st century skills; provides the results of participatory research project among pre-service teachers; describes participants' reactions and experiences with new technologies and showcases the participants’ multimedia projects and digital stories. By collaborating with our colleagues and high school students in Azerbaijan, our graduate students and their students in the US conducted an action research study and co-developed research-based multilingual app that promotes world literature, history, and culture and it is replicable and publishable in a mini book format. In conclusion, we explore how the use of social networking software and hand held devices in global education combines knowledge, reflection, and action; promotes global literacies; and prepares new generation to be responsible members of a multicultural, global society.

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