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Mobile open social language learning: towards a paradigm shift

Traxler, John; Read, Timothy; Barcena, Elena and Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes (2018). Mobile open social language learning: towards a paradigm shift. In: Read, Timothy; Montaner, Salvador and Sedano, Beatriz eds. Technological Innovation for Specialized Linguistic Domains: Languages for Digital Lives and Cultures (Proceedings of TISLID'18). Mauritius: Éditions Universitaires Européennes, pp. 397–406.

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Abstract

The authors have undertaken a combination of theoretical analysis together with reflection on a range of practical applications and explorations of mobile, social and open learning, over the years, leading them to the conclusion that a new language learning paradigm, Mobile Open Social Language Learning (MOSLL), is required. MOSLL is based upon the following axiom: In most societies today, characterized by permanent, ubiquitous and pervasive connectedness and mobility, language and learning and digital technology are no longer separate or discrete; they are simply and merely manifestations and aspects of the way things are now. The consequences of articulating this paradigm should be the formulation of the associated research agenda, the scholarly community and the foundational texts that are part of it. The authors have already started this process in the SWITCHED-ON project and other related work and projects.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2018 International Book Market Service Ltd.
ISBN: 3-8417-8446-1, 978-3-8417-8446-9
Keywords: mobile learning; language learning; social learning; online learning
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Learning and Teaching Innovation - Academic
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
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Item ID: 57499
Depositing User: Agnes Kukulska-Hulme
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2018 09:40
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2019 01:43
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/57499
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