Fitting learning into life: language students’ perspectives on benefits of using mobile apps

Steel, Caroline (2012). Fitting learning into life: language students’ perspectives on benefits of using mobile apps. In: M. Brown, M. Hartnett and T. Stewart, ascilite2012 Conference proceedings. 29th Annual ascilite Conference 2012 (ascilite2012), Wellington, New Zealand, (875-880). 25 - 28 November 2012.

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Author Steel, Caroline
Title of paper Fitting learning into life: language students’ perspectives on benefits of using mobile apps
Conference name 29th Annual ascilite Conference 2012 (ascilite2012)
Conference location Wellington, New Zealand
Conference dates 25 - 28 November 2012
Convener Mark Brown
Proceedings title ascilite2012 Conference proceedings
Journal name ASCILITE 2012 - Annual conference of the Australian Society for Computers in Tertiary Education
Place of Publication Wellington, New Zealand
Publisher Australasian Society for Computers in Learning in Tertiary Education (ascilite)
Publication Year 2012
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780473229894
Editor M. Brown
M. Hartnett
T. Stewart
Start page 875
End page 880
Total pages 6
Language eng
Abstract/Summary For university students, the availability, convenience and low cost of mobile applications (apps) present new opportunities to fit learning into their busy lives outside class. Studies of teacher-led mobile learning in universities abound while few studies explore students’ own use of mobile apps and their perspectives on how these apps can benefit their learning. As we consider learning for the future, it is crucial to partner with students to build a picture of emergent technology practices beyond our classrooms and institutions. However, discipline-specific studies are required to gain an understanding of the ways apps are used to acquire specific disciplinary knowledge and skills. This paper reports on how 134 language learners used mobile apps to profit from their available learning time outside of class. It provides insights into student perspectives on the benefits of using mobile apps for foreign language learning
Keyword Mobile language learning
MALL
Language learning
Student perspectives
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Conference theme: Future challenges, sustainable futures

Document type: Conference Paper
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Created: Tue, 15 Jan 2013, 01:22:37 EST by Dr Caroline Steel on behalf of School of Languages and Cultures