Mobile Learning for Languages: Can the Past Speak to the Future?
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John Traxler, Professor of Mobile Learning and Learning Lab Director, University of Wolverhampton
Executive Summary: This paper explores the past decade of mobile learning projects, policies, research, and conceptualising and asks about its relevance to the future as it might apply to language learning. The paper provides a very broad categorization of mobile learning in order to identify pedagogic possibilities for language learning, but it moves on to ask about the changing nature and authority of language and learning. There are nevertheless practical lessons to be learnt.
Discussion of this paper provided by: Shannon Sauro, Associate Professor, Department of Culture, Languages & Media, Malmö University, Sweden
Discussion of this paper provided by: David L. Chiesa, US Department of State – Senior English Language Fellow, Coordinator, Beijing Normal University, China