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Using Technology to Design ESL/EFL Microlearning Activities

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  • Includes essential information about designing microlearning content with innovative technologies
  • Provides best practices in incorporating microlearning in English language teaching
  • Contains numerous step-by-step tutorials to help the readers to learn how to design microlearning content

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This book provides strategies, tools, and best practices for incorporating microlearning in English language teaching. It aims to help teachers create and deliver microlearning mechanisms that are optimized for mobile learning. This book also draws on relevant literature and the author’s first-hand experience designing microlearning activities for English learners. It covers important aspects of microlearning, including artificial intelligence, virtual reality, augmented reality, and mixed modalities. It is an important starting point for teachers, academics, and researchers interested in the principles and practice of microlearning in English language teaching. 

English language teachers in formal and informal education environments find this work thought-provoking, instructive, and informative and benefit from exploring the possibilities of microlearning to motivate and engage learners and maximize the number and quality of their learning experiences.

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of English Language Education, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

    Lucas Kohnke

About the author

Dr. Lucas Kohnke is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English Language Education, The Education University of Hong Kong. He holds a doctorate in Education from the University of Exeter, which explored educational technology in language teaching at the tertiary level, with a special focus on the professional development of English language teachers. He has taught English as foreign and second language in Sweden, China, Thailand, South Korea, Sultanate of Oman, and Afghanistan. 

Dr. Kohnke’s main research interest lies in technology-supported teaching and learning, teacher professional development using information communication technologies, and EAP/ESP course design. His research has been published in journals such as Educational Technology & Society, Education and Information Technologies, RELC Journal, and TESOL Journal as well as other leading journals.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Using Technology to Design ESL/EFL Microlearning Activities

  • Authors: Lucas Kohnke

  • Series Title: SpringerBriefs in Education

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  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-981-99-2773-9Published: 26 May 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-99-2774-6Published: 25 May 2023

  • Series ISSN: 2211-1921

  • Series E-ISSN: 2211-193X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 84

  • Number of Illustrations: 1 b/w illustrations

  • Topics: Language Education, Applied Linguistics, Education, general

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