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ERIC Number: ED565149
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
A Context-Aware Solution in Mobile Language Learning
Fatahipour, Majid; Ghaseminajm, Mahnaz, Paper presented at the 2014 EUROCALL Conference (Groningen, The Netherlands, Aug 20-23, 2014)
Despite obvious benefits, some challenges exist in the way of sustainable utilization of mobile phone technology for language learning tasks. This paper shows how these challenges can be better addressed in the light of recent advancements in mobile phone technology, like context aware mobile learning, informed with a sound pedagogical basis for providing content. Since many models presented so far are either atheoretical or obtain their theory from fields other than language learning, we show how the Four Strands model (Nation, 2007) as an insider model can fit for this purpose, with its related tasks balancing the selected content used in customizing each learner profile, such as scanning data from background knowledge and location every few hours to trace if the user is following the same saved patterns and update the streamlined content when necessary. The resulting interactions are made possible and fit for the purpose through a novel context-aware framework which enables implementation of all Four Strands in language learning. [For full proceedings, see ED565087.] La Grange des Noyes, 25110 Voillans, France. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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