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Burston, Jack – Computer Assisted Language Learning, 2014
In this paper the development of mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) over the past 20¬†years is reviewed with a particular focus on the pedagogical challenges facing its exploitation. Following a consideration of the definition of mobile learning, the paper describes the dominant mobile technologies upon which MALL applications have been…
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Educational Technology, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2012
The IADIS CELDA 2012 Conference intention was to address the main issues concerned with evolving learning processes and supporting pedagogies and applications in the digital age. There had been advances in both cognitive psychology and computing that have affected the educational arena. The convergence of these two disciplines is increasing at a…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Academic Support Services, Access to Computers
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Chen, Jun-Ming; Chen, Meng-Chang; Sun, Yeali S. – Computers & Education, 2010
For students of English as a Foreign Language (EFL), reading exercises are critical not only for developing strong reading comprehension, but also for developing listening, speaking, and writing skills. Prior research suggests that social, collaborative learning environments are best suited for improving language ability. However, opportunities…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Evaluation Methods, Teaching Methods
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Lan, Yu-Ju; Sung, Yao-Ting; Chang, Kuo-En – Computers & Education, 2009
This study attempts to implement a cooperative reading environment for EFL early reading using a mobile-device-supported computer-assisted reciprocal early English reading (CAREER) system, and to evaluate its effect on the early reading skills and learning behaviors of elementary EFL learners. The design rationale of CAREER is based on the three…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Early Reading, Cooperative Learning, Reading Skills