My Personal Mobile Language Learning Environment: An Exploration and Classification of Language Learning Possibilities Using the iPhone
Maria Perifanou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
IJVPLE Volume 2, Number 4, ISSN 1947-8518 Publisher: IGI Global
Mobile devices can motivate learners through moving language learning from predominantly classroom–based contexts into contexts that are free from time and space. The increasing development of new applications can offer valuable support to the language learning process and can provide a basis for a new self regulated and personal approach to learning. A key challenge for language teachers is to actively explore the potential of mobile technologies in their own learning so that they can support students in using them. The aim of this paper is first to describe the basic theoretical framework of Mobile Learning and Personal Learning Environments. Secondly, it intends to assist language teachers and learners in building their own Mobile Personal Learning Environment providing a useful classification of iPhone applications with a description and examples. The paper concludes with the proposal of ideas for practical, personal language learning scenarios, piloted in an Italian language learning context.
Perifanou, M. (2011). My Personal Mobile Language Learning Environment: An Exploration and Classification of Language Learning Possibilities Using the iPhone. International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2(4), 49-62. IGI Global.