My wife and I are long overdue for a return trip to Europe so we booked a nice extended stay in France and Italy. Not wanting to be stereotypical Americans, we opted to brush up on our French and Italian. Instead of dropping a few hundred on Rosetta Stone, we did some digging and found an awesome free foreign language elearning website and iPhone application (Android app coming end of May, 2013) called – Duolingo.com.
This is a fantastic example of elearning and mobile elearning with game-based quizzes that grow in difficulty as your skill level increases, a social media component via Facebook, and well integrated feedback and discussion forums for ongoing improvement and community support.
I could ramble on, but I’d recommend just taking 5 minutes and checking it out. It’s rather addicting and a great complement to all the Italian podcasts I do when on the road.