Students learn English online using mobile devices


There is a surge in students using mobile devices to learn
English online, according to TalktoCanada.


With the rise of the tablet, students are increasingly
relying on downloadable apps for Skype and Facebook to connect to
TalktoCanada’s language training solutions.


“With over 25 million iPads sold, it was only a
matter of time for students to begin connecting with us for English mobile
learning. We anticipate that 40 percent of TalktoCanada’s students will join
our classrooms from iPads over the next 24 months,” said Marc Anderson,
managing director, TalktoCanada.


Founded in 2006, the company has spearheaded using WebEx
and Skype to connect with students around the globe.


Mobile learning is rapidly re-defining how TalktoCanada
is teaching, learning and interacting in educational environments. Much of the
training material is already cloud-based, and social media is broadly accepted
as a communication channel.


“Facebook was initially a place for students to
connect with one another. Today, TalktoCanada is using Facebook to connect with
students on computers, mobiles and tablets to spark discussion and communicate
training information,” Marc Anderson added.


The popularity of mobile learning online English isn’t
likely to fade anytime soon. Gartner, the leading analyst firm, is predicting
that 208 million tablets will be in use by 2014, up from an estimated 54
million in 2011.


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