Educational paradox : the hidden obstacles to the integration of mobile phones in the language classroom

Woodman, Karen (2014) Educational paradox : the hidden obstacles to the integration of mobile phones in the language classroom. Research Papers in Language Teaching and Learning, 5(1), pp. 110-122.

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Abstract

This paper reports on the findings of an international telecollaboration study using Facebook, in which teachers studying in M. Ed programs in Australia and Greece, discussed the use of mobile phones in language classrooms. Results suggest that invisible barriers exist in the use of mobile phones in the classroom, including bans on use in schools, lack of familiarity with educational uses for mobile phones, and negative perceptions about mobile phones specifically in terms of classroom management.

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ID Code: 71750
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: mlearning, elearning, mobile phones in ESL, teacher expectations, Facebook, social networking
ISSN: 1792-1244
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > LOTE ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. Maori) (130207)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 The Author(s)
Copyright Statement: This article is issued under the Creative Commons License Deed. Attribution 3.0
Unported (CC BY 3.0)
Deposited On: 19 May 2014 01:14
Last Modified: 04 Dec 2016 22:41

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