Mobile devices and learner interaction inside and outside the classroom

Williams, Simon A (2013) Mobile devices and learner interaction inside and outside the classroom. In: IATEFL 2013 Liverpool Conference, 8-12 April 2013, Arena and Convention Centre, Liverpool.

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Language students nowadays frequently bring personal mobile devices to the classroom. The variation in devices may limit their pedagogic exploitation to negotiated student – student work outside lesson time and the bringing of results back for teacher-directed follow-up activities. Yet the notion of mobility and the co-construction of conversations in the process (Kukulska-Hulme, 2009: 159) are of greater value than the learning activities themselves. The paper reports on the use by lower-intermediate (IELTS 4.5) English language students of their mobile phones. The outcome suggests that mobile assisted language learning promotes greater student - student interaction in the context of structured collaborative learning both inside and outside the classroom and offers a way for language students to develop their own blended learning materials.

Kukulska-Hulme, A and L. Shield. 2008. ‘An overview of mobile assisted language-learning: From content delivery to supported collaboration and interaction’. ReCALL 20/3: 271-289.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Schools and Departments: School of English > Sussex Centre for Language Studies
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1025 Teaching (Principles and practice)
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Depositing User: Simon Williams
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2015 13:22
Last Modified: 13 Nov 2015 13:22

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