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State of the App: A Taxonomy and Framework for Evaluating Language Learning Mobile Applications

Rosell-Aguilar, Fernando (2017). State of the App: A Taxonomy and Framework for Evaluating Language Learning Mobile Applications. CALICO Journal, 34(2) pp. 243–258.

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Abstract

The widespread growth in availability and use of smartphones and tablets has facilitated an unprecedented avalanche of new software applications with language learning and teaching capabilities. However, little has been published in terms of effective design and evaluation of language learning apps. This article reviews current research about the potential of apps for language learning and presents a taxonomy of available apps and their use for language learning. The article also presents a framework consisting of four categories for evaluating language learning apps (technology, pedagogy, user experience, and language learning) and a set of criteria within the categories. Finally, the article proposes areas for further research.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2017 Equinox Publishing
ISSN: 2056-9017
Keywords: apps; language learning; taxonomy; evaluation; framework
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Languages and Applied Linguistics
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Language & Literacies
Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
Item ID: 48776
Depositing User: Fernando Rosell-Aguilar
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2017 16:10
Last Modified: 14 Sep 2017 15:12
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/48776
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