ERIC Number: EJ1156565
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Facilitating Teachers' Reuse of Mobile Assisted Language Learning Resources Using Educational Metadata
Zervas, Panagiotis; Sampson, Demetrios G.
IEEE Transactions on Learning Technologies, v7 n1 p6-16 Jan-Mar 2014
Mobile assisted language learning (MALL) and open access repositories for language learning resources are both topics that have attracted the interest of researchers and practitioners in technology enhanced learning (TeL). Yet, there is limited experimental evidence about possible factors that can influence and potentially enhance reuse of MALL resources stored in open access repositories. In this paper the Mobile2Learn Framework is proposed, which aims at supporting sharing and reuse of MALL resources within the context of MALL courses development. Moreover, a quantitative analysis of the reuse of MALL resources developed with the proposed Mobile2Learn Framework is conducted. The results of this analysis provided with evidence that completeness of metadata fields related with educational objectives based on Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) can strongly influence reuse taking place among Mobile2Learn Framework users.
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Shared Resources and Services, Curriculum Development, Statistical Analysis, Educational Resources, Resource Units, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Computer Software, Information Storage, Information Management, English (Second Language), Language Teachers, Metadata, Workshops, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. 445 Hoes Lane, Piscataway, NJ 08854. Tel: 732-981-0060; Web site: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/RecentIssue.jsp?punumber=4620076
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece; Czech Republic; Netherlands; Spain
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A