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Introducing mobile technology for enhancing teaching and learning in Bangladesh: teacher perspectives

Shohel, M. Mahruf C. and Power, Tom (2010). Introducing mobile technology for enhancing teaching and learning in Bangladesh: teacher perspectives. Open Learning: The Journal of Open and Distance Learning, 25(3) pp. 201–215.

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This paper reviews the themes emerging from Bangladeshi teachers' experiences of taking part in the initial research and the development stage of a professional development programme they were involved with. The Secondary Teaching and Learning Programme is an information and communications technologies-enhanced supported open distance learning programme of professional development in English-language teaching. This paper presents evidence arising from semi-structured interviews carried out with teachers from a pre-pilot study for the English in Action project. The teachers participating in this study reflect upon six months' experience of using professional development materials (course material of audio podcasts enhanced with text and images; videos of classroom practice; audio of classroom language) and classroom resources (audio recordings of text-book reading passages, songs, poems and stories), all accessed via portable digital media players (iPods).

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2010 The Open University
ISSN: 0268-0513
Keywords: mobile technology; mobile learning; English in Action support model; technology intervention; Bangladesh
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 23533
Depositing User: Muhammad Shohel
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2010 16:40
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2012 02:41
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