JUCS - Journal of Universal Computer Science 21(10): 1269-1282, doi: 10.3217/jucs-021-10-1269
The Mobile Language Learner - Use of Technology in Language Learning
expand article infoLinda Bradley
‡ Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden
Open Access
This research investigates how students in higher education engage with mobile devices when learning languages. The research addresses the following questions: What productive language learning activities evolve on mobile devices and how are they situated in students' learning environments? How do students' learning strategies contribute to mobile language learning? The study is based on questionnaires, interviews and observations with students concerning their mobile usage. The results show that engaging in online communities for learning purposes is increasing and that the participants have a broad view of what can be included in the concept of learning. Being productive with technology is a way forward to develop mobile habits is a constructive way for language learning to take place.
mobile assisted language learning, higher education, ubiquitous learning, language learning, learner-driven pedagogy