The Challenge of Mobile Learning in Language Education: Mobile devices versus computers
Tuesday, October 18 11:55 AM-12:15 PM Location: Kaua'i
Presider: Wei-Ying Hsiao, University of Alaska Anchorage, United States
Abstract: Cellphones have recently evolved into cellphone computers. Because of this, researchers and practitioners have been exploring the expanded potential of mobile learning. With this technological background, studies have been conducted to determine how mobile learning can improve teaching and learning. The purpose of this paper is to understand the impact of mobile learning on EFL language learning, mainly on EFL listening proficiency. This study asks a very basic but important question: Is mobile learning as effective as conventional learning with a laptop or a desktop computer? The results revealed that there was no significant difference in these two ways of learning. The results may be encouraging to promote mobile learning in EFL language learning.