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A seamless learning design for mobile assisted language learning: an Iranian context


Foomani, EM and Hedayati, M, A seamless learning design for mobile assisted language learning: an Iranian context, English Language Teaching, 9, (5) pp. 206-213. ISSN 1916-4742 (2016) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.5539/elt.v9n5p206


Recent developments in information communication technology (ICT) have resulted in a paradigm shift in e-Learning and there is a growing interest in developing design-based research (DBR) focusing on learners and their involvement in knowledge sharing in a contextualized mode. The present study reports a mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) design with a focus on contextualized student-created content having a seamless learning approach. The students in this study (N= 24) used their mobile devices to take photos and create artifacts to represent English idioms and share them on Padlets with their peers for further discussion and feedback. In the first four weeks of the study, students were taught English idioms and in the following next two weeks they created and shared their own artifacts to represent the learnt idioms. The post-study reflections and results of the interviews and obtained from students and the teacher at the end of study revealed that they favor and support greater learner autonomy achieved by learner-generated context (LGC) which bridges the in-classroom and out-of-classroom learning. The article also highlights the necessity of reconceptualization of teachers and studentsí perceptions of mobile use in language learning in Iran.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:seamless learning, CALL, computer, language learning
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Specialist studies in education
Research Field:Educational technology and computing
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Hedayati, M (Mr Mohsen Hedayati)
ID Code:114191
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-02-08
Last Modified:2017-06-13
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