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Leveraging low-Cost mobile technologies in Bangladesh: a case study of innovative practices for teacher professional development and communicative English language teaching

Walsh, Christopher S.; Shrestha, Prithvi and Hedges, Claire (2011). Leveraging low-Cost mobile technologies in Bangladesh: a case study of innovative practices for teacher professional development and communicative English language teaching. In: Kwan, Reggie; McNaught, Carmel; Tsang, Philip; Wang , Fu Lee and Li, Kam Cheong eds. Enhancing Learning Through Technology. Education Unplugged: Mobile Technologies and Web 2.0. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 177. London, U.K. and New York, NY, U.S.: Springer, pp. 152–166.

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Abstract

Using mobile technologies, particularly mobile phones, for teacher professional development in developing economies is extremely rare. This article presents a case study of English in Action (EIA) and its use of mobile technologies that moves beyond documenting their functionality as ubiquitous handheld hardware to enhance and extend the reach of teaching and learning. It presents compelling evidence of an effective and innovative professional development intervention that simultaneously improves communicative English language teaching. We argue this large-scale intervention was significant in enhancing teachers’ professional knowledge and presents important implications for using mobile phones in developing countries for teacher professional development and classroom-based English teaching and learning.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Copyright Holders: 2011 Springer
ISBN: 3-642-22382-6, 978-3-642-22382-2
Extra Information: International Conference, ICT 2011, Hong Kong, July 11-13, 2011. Proceedings
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Education
Education and Language Studies > Languages
Other Departments > Development Office
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 29182
Depositing User: Christopher Walsh
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 10:16
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2014 01:20
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/29182
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