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Is there a role for mobile technologies in open and distance language learning? An exploration in the context of Bangladesh

Power, Tom and Shrestha, Prithvi (2009). Is there a role for mobile technologies in open and distance language learning? An exploration in the context of Bangladesh. In: 8th International Language and Development Conference, 23-25 June 2009, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

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Abstract

In this paper, we briefly examine the changing landscape of language teaching methodolgies, in particular, English language teaching (ELT). We, then, explore ways in which information and communication technologies (ICTs) have influenced language learning. We particularly consider how mobile technologies may enhance ELT practices in Bangladesh. To this end, we describe the English in Action (EiA) project in Bangladesh which is a major (inter)national ELT initiative employing mobile technologies.

Item Type: Conference Item
Keywords: language; learning; mobile; ICT international development; teaching
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Education and Language Studies > Languages
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 17795
Depositing User: Tom Power
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2009 14:15
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2012 10:06
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/17795
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