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ERIC Number: EJ1088218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: EISSN-2013-9144
Approach to the Phenomenon of M-Learning in English Teaching
García, Sergio; Fombona, Javier
Digital Education Review, n28 p19-36 Dec 2015
This research analyzes the situation of mobile devices and some specific options of support for the teaching of the English language. The features of this complex and novel phenomenon of Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (MALL) are addressed with an exploratory descriptive methodology. The article is part of a more extensive research which deals with these resources in education, describes the fast evolution and current situation of the variables that configure the m-learning case and the teaching of a foreign language in primary education in Spain. The aim has been to show the status of this technique and some specific options for education, taking advantage of their level of implementation, its communicative power and friendly ways. The results highlight the attraction of these resources, which also arise with gradual, playful, friendly and manageable activities in tactile form. They are instruments that rely on the audiovisual communication to develop reading and listening abilities of students. But above all, these devices immerse the student in a game or make it protagonist of a story. The teacher can gather these guidelines to enrich and complete his academic activity, exploring solutions that sometimes used mobile devices to attract their users.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain