Hiroshima Studies in Language and Language Education Issue 20
2017-03-01 発行

Mobile Learning in the Classroom: Past, Present, and Future

This paper will first provide an introduction and insight into the development of mobile learning. Emphasis will be placed on how the rapid expansion in ownership of mobile devices and the growth in the Mobile Internet have created an ideal opportunity for language learners, instructors, and institutions to embrace mobile technology. Mobile learning, particularly using devices such as smartphones and tablets, can offer assistance in breaking down these tightly controlled language-learning environments and help learners and instructors to move away from traditional settings and attitudes toward language acquisition by individualising the learning process. Finally, the paper will project into the near future and present three scenarios that indicate how mobile learning can continue to provide potential solutions to challenges that have faced more traditional-based language-learning programmes.
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