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Mobile Learning as a Tool for Indigenous Language Revitalization and Sustainability in Canada: Framing the Challenge
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, , University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada

IJMBL Volume 10, Number 4, ISSN 1941-8647 Publisher: IGI Global

Abstract

In this article, the authors explore how mobile learning can complement the Certificate of Indigenous Languages program at the University of Saskatchewan in Western Canada. Through the FRAME model analysis, the authors extract salient cultural, pedagogical, environmental, and technological characteristics that should be considered in the development of mobile learning tools and approaches for Cree language teachers. It is hoped that this article will stimulate a dialogue amongst designers and Indigenous groups regarding language sustainability through mobile learning. The article concludes with key findings: the need to follow protocols, to establish good relationships, and to design for areas of low/no bandwidth. Finally, the examination of current Indigenous language learning methods provides ideas for the development of much needed “apps” appropriate for Cree learners and teachers.

Citation

Koole, M. & Lewis, K. (2018). Mobile Learning as a Tool for Indigenous Language Revitalization and Sustainability in Canada: Framing the Challenge. International Journal of Mobile and Blended Learning, 10(4), 1-12. IGI Global. Retrieved December 9, 2022 from .

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