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Systematising the Field of Mobile Assisted Language Learning
Örebro University, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-8543-3774
Örebro University, Sweden.
2013 (English)In: International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, ISSN 1941-8647, E-ISSN 1941-8655, Vol. 5, no 4, 72-90 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

 This study provides a systematic review of mobile assisted language (MALL) research within the specifc area of second language acquisition (SLA) during the period of 2005-2012 in terms of research approaches, theories and methods, technology, and the linguistic knowledge and skills' results. The fndings show a shift from the prevailing SMS-based language learning in 2005-2008 towards the use of more advanced multimedia and intelligent learning systems in the last years. Many highly cited studies focus on design of mobile language learning systems and experimental evaluation of their effectiveness. Studies often draw on mature pedagogic models and methods. However, descriptive and small-scale experimental studies dominate. In terms of theoretical approaches and frameworks, there is a lack of specifc reference to mobile learning conceptual and theoretical models, which makes it diffcult to distinguish any specifc mobile learning theories from other learning theories. Research has so far paid most attention to learners' vocabulary acquisition.

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IGI Global, 2013. Vol. 5, no 4, 72-90 p.
Keyword [en]
Intelligent Language Tutoring Systems (ILTS), Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL), Mobile Devices, Mobile Learning, Mobile Learning Theory, Second Language Acquisition (SLA)
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Information Systems, Social aspects
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Information and Communication Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-192177DOI: 10.4018/ijmbl.2013100105ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84903212673OAI: diva2:958368

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