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Charting unknown territory: Models of participation in mobile language learning

Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes (2010). Charting unknown territory: Models of participation in mobile language learning. International Journal of Mobile Learning and Organisation, 4(2) pp. 116–129.

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DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/IJMLO.2010.032632
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Abstract

Current language learning provision seems ill-suited to meet the needs of 21st century learners. There is a growing expectation that mobile language learning will offer greater flexibility and that it will be better aligned with lifelong learning and the real needs of diverse and increasingly mobile populations travelling for work and leisure. This paper addresses the issue of how learners will participate in mobile language learning. To help conceptualise the issue, learning activities can be placed on a continuum that has teacher-driven language provision at one end, and entirely learner-driven provision at the other end. The middle ground between these two extremes can be described as unknown territory, but it is also the land of opportunity, where we are beginning to put down some markers. An emphasis on learner participation, bolstered by the possibilities created by mobile and ubiquitous learning, is set to transform language learning within the next decade, and possibly sooner.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2010 Inderscience
ISSN: 1746-7268
Keywords: mobile learning; mobile language learning; mobile assisted language learning; MALL
Academic Unit/Department: Institute of Educational Technology
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 21341
Depositing User: Agnes Kukulska-Hulme
Date Deposited: 14 May 2010 14:28
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2012 04:25
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/21341
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