Welcome to the MMLC iPad Resource Site for iPads in Language Learning
This site has been created to help language faculty learn more about tablet technology, and how it can foster new, innovative, and engaging teaching and learning activities both inside and outside the classroom.
This site summarizes the efforts of an initial two-year study of iPads funded by the Hewlett Fund for Curricular Innovation to investigate and better understand the unique opportunities presented by tablet technology in classrooms. Together with a final report, a series of case studies representing iPad use across a breadth of languages and levels provides answers to critical questions: How do social media affect teaching and learning? How can they shape communication to ensure a more engaged classroom setting? How can they provide a richer contextualization of the material being learned? How can they encourage collaboration?
This site also reveals the ongoing possibilities of tablet use in language classrooms beyond the study. As the MMLC continues to expand its offerings of tablet technology, we will work to continue updating this site. In particular, we will identify ways that iPads can be used effectively both over the course of a single hour as well as over the course of an entire term.