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Understanding Learner and Instructor Attitudes Toward and Use of Mobile-Assisted Language Learning

Understanding Learner and Instructor Attitudes Toward and Use of Mobile-Assisted Language Learning
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Author(s): Ana Gimeno-Sanz (Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain), Valentina Morgana (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Italy) and Julie Van de Vyver (Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium)
Copyright: 2020
Pages: 34
Source title: Recent Tools for Computer- and Mobile-Assisted Foreign Language Learning
Source Author(s)/Editor(s): Alberto Andujar (University of Almeria, Spain)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1097-1.ch001

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Abstract

This chapter offers insights into the benefits and drawbacks of adopting mobile learning in language education, both from a theoretical as well as a practical point of view. A survey was designed to explore pedagogically sound practices and provide a better understanding of the current and future role of MALL on language learning, specifically in higher education (HE). Comparison between the two target groups (learners and teachers) produced results to aid in aligning and narrowing distances between the learners' independent usage of MALL in informal learning and the instructors' perception of how mobile apps can or should be integrated into the language curriculum. The chapter proposes a number of research areas that require further exploration in MALL and with a set of recommendations in terms of embracing MALL practices in language learning and teaching.

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