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Preserving Native American Language Through Mobile Learning

, University of North Texas, United States

SITE Interactive Conference, in Online, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-58-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)


Preserving language and culture is a crucial initiative for Native American communities across the United States. Presently, only regional and state efforts have developed curriculum and programs to sustain and cultivate Indigenous language, culture, and communities. Aside from historical factors and socioeconomic dynamics, the pandemic's recent effects have disproportionately impacted tribal people, highlighting the need to develop learning interventions that support cultural diversity while also considering the perspectives of Indigenous people. Mobile learning technology can assist Indigenous learners' by serving as both a learning and conservation tool for language retention. Online scholarly databases and refereed articles were searched for publications that identified mobile technologies for language learning and conservation among an Indigenous population. Twenty-six papers were chosen for review based on their relevance to topics of technical innovations, language learning solutions, language literacy, and endangered languages in the context of mobile language preservation.


Tubby, S. (2021). Preserving Native American Language Through Mobile Learning. In E. Langran & D. Rutledge (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE Interactive Conference (pp. 59-64). Online, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved January 28, 2022 from .