Context at the Crossroads of Language Learning and Mobile Learning

Kukulska-Hulme, Agnes and Wible, David (2008). Context at the Crossroads of Language Learning and Mobile Learning. In: ICCE 2008 Workshop Proceedings, 27-31 Oct 2008, Taiwan.


Contextual learning is the next step in the development of pedagogy in relation to mobile and ubiquitous technologies. The question addressed in this paper is whether research on 'context' within second language learning, and in the language sciences more broadly, can inform the development of the notion of context in research on technology-enhanced learning and mobile learning. As researchers in mobile assisted language learning, we stand at the crossroads of these disciplines. In this paper, we indicate the main sources and research directions that inform our work; we share our observations and propose some tentative conclusions.

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  • 13053
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  • Conference or Workshop Item
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  • This paper was part of the workshop entitled "Mobile and Ubiquitous Language Learning: Perspectives on Context" and it is published on pages 205-210 of the ICCE 2008 Workshop Proceedings.
  • Keywords
  • mobile learning; contextual learning; language learning; second language acquisition; situated learning
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  • Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
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  • © 2008 Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, © 2008 David Wible
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  • Agnes Kukulska-Hulme