Mobile devices and learner interaction inside and outside the classroom

Williams, Simon (2014) Mobile devices and learner interaction inside and outside the classroom. IATEFL 2013 Liverpool Conference, Arena and Convention Centre, Liverpool, 8-12 April 2013. Published in: Pattison, Tania, (ed.) IATEFL 2013 Liverpool Conference Selections: 47th International Conference, Liverpool, 8-12 April 2013. 172-174. IATEFL, Faversham. ISBN 9781901095531

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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 Proceedings
Keywords: MALL, mobile devices, language learning
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: 05 Feb 2016 13:03
Last Modified: 15 Jun 2017 16:07

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