DynEd® Mobile English Attracts Attention of Emerging Nations at UNESCO Mobile Learning Week
Paris, France—February 22, 2013—DynEd International, Inc. unveiled a new series of courseware for mobile users at the UNESCO Mobile Learning Week. DynEd Mobile English is a series of short English lessons delivered as a combination of daily audio and SMS text messages to any mobile phone. The unique feature of this series is the text files, branded Teach2Learn™, that enhance learning with guided practice steps. The 184 lessons start with general English and progressing to academic English using core curriculum subjects such as geography and mathematics to teach English, a unique area of strength for DynEd. Students listen to the audio and, with the Teach2Learn content and teacher guidance, practice teaching each other to speak English up to an A2 English level.
"The response from African government representatives was very positive,” said Ian Adam, DynEd's CEO who attended the conference, “with many participants expressing strong interest in exploring ways to establish a Teach2Learn program in their countries where mobile technology is becoming ubiquitous yet computers remain a scarce resource.” DynEd also spoke with foundation representatives in attendance and is exploring funding scenarios for these emerging nations. The Mobile English/Teach2Learn content complements DynEd's Pro line of courses currently used by almost 10 million English learners annually. DynEd Pro, which is supported on desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones, is delivered using a blended-learning model of independent study using technology, enhanced by carefully developed classroom instruction. The Mobile English course integrates smoothly with this advanced delivery model, providing teachers new content that can be used as homework assignments. Teach2Learn brings learning home by giving students tools they can use to support the development of English speaking skills for their families and friends.