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Language learning on the move: a review of mobile blogging tasks and their potential

Comas-Quinn, Anna and Mardomingo, Raquel (2012). Language learning on the move: a review of mobile blogging tasks and their potential. In: Díaz-Vera, Javier E. ed. Left to My Own Devices: Learner Autonomy and Mobile-Assisted Language Learning. Innovation and Leadership in English Language Teaching, 6 (6). Emerald Group Publishing Ltd, pp. 47–65.

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/S2041-272X(2012)0000006006
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Abstract

In this chapter, we examine how mobile blogging can be used for language learning and propose a definition of mobile blogging activities as those “which use the mobility of the learner and the availability of a mobile device as the basis for the design of the task.” We acknowledge that technological advances have made most blogging activities accessible from mobile devices, and for this reason, include a review of the literature on blogging for language learning as well as some theoretical considerations that are common to blog and mobile blog task design. We highlight a number of issues that have emerged in the implementation of this kind of task, among others, the renegotiation of the roles of teachers and learners, the need for extensive training and support, and the personal and cultural factors that may influence the success of these tasks. We conclude with a reminder that tasks need to be well integrated with programs of learning and that the quality of the learner's learning experience needs to be further investigated.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2011 The Authors
ISBN: 1-78052-646-6, 978-1-78052-646-1
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Languages
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 15793
Depositing User: Anna Comas-Quinn
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2012 10:25
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2013 13:17
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/15793
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