Why is duolingo unpedagogic? (Part 2 – here’s why!)

In an earlier post I argued why Duolingo was not in fact unpedagogic despite a perception among some educators that it is. I argued that Duolingo does work (to an extent) and the success in learning vocabulary through a motivating and well designed learner experience was a good example of digital learning. However, the perceptions 

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Detail from iPhone version of Duolingo

Why is duolingo unpedagogic? (Part 1 – it isn’t!)

My Product Marketing Manager asked me this week why Duolingo was seen as unpedagogic, i.e. why it’s approach to teaching  language is poor. She’s picked this up from general conversations on language learning apps within the product development team. I started off by counter arguing this – that there is a lot that is pedagogic 

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