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Palgrave Macmillan

Mobile Learning

Languages, Literacies and Cultures

ISBN 9781137309792
Publication Date July 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series New Language Learning and Teaching Environments

This book is a wide-ranging exploration of the use of mobile devices for teaching and learning language and literacies. It investigates the particular qualities of mobile devices which open up new educational possibilities, and examines the agendas behind the use of these tools in the developed and developing world alike. A history of the development of the hardware and software leads into a detailed study of how mobile devices can be used to teach language, which language areas and skills are already being taught around the world, and how the teaching of literacy, including digital literacies, can be supported. Eighteen case studies from across the globe are complemented by 13 vignettes by experienced mobile educators, thus building up a rich picture of contemporary mobile learning as well as sketching an outline of likely future developments.

Mark Pegrum is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at The University of Western Australia. His teaching and research are focused on e-learning and mobile learning. He teaches in Perth, Hong Kong and Singapore, and regularly gives presentations and runs seminars in Australia and New Zealand, East and Southeast Asia, and the UK and Europe.

1. The Mobile Landscape
2. Agendas for Mobile Learning
3. The Technological Ecosystem
4. How to Teach Language with Mobile Devices
5. What Language to Teach with Mobile Devices
6. Teaching Literacy/ies with Mobile Devices
7. Preparing for a Mobile Educational Future


"Technology evolves rapidly, but our ability to utilise it effectively takes time to refine. This book provides a valuable pathway through the pedagogy, methodology and mindset of mobile learning, and is a must for educators and practitioners." - Julian Stodd, Learning Consultant
"An excellent, well-researched account of mobile-assisted language learning, illustrated with helpful case studies and vignettes of m-learning projects from around the world."- Nicky Hockly, Director of Pedagogy, The Consultants-E
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