The concept of mobile learning of university students when studying foreign language

Yanina V. Ermakova, Natalia V. Demyanenko, Vasiliy N. Kurovskii, Anna V. Tsepilova, Svetlana A. Kadochnikova

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Abstract

This article discusses the concept of mobile learning of university students when studying "Foreign Language". The purpose of this article is to identify the possibilities, advantages and disadvantages of mobile learning and its use in teaching students at the university. To achieve these goals, we have identified the concept of mobile learning and pedagogical potential of mobile learning use in high school. The viewpoints of Russian and foreign authors on the definition of mobile learning concept are provided. Author's personal experience of mobile learning application in teaching English language to the 2nd year students of Tomsk Polytechnic University has been described. Based on the analysis of foreign and Russian educational literature and on the experience of mobile learning application, the advantages and disadvantages of mobile learning have been revealed. It is suggested, that the use of mobile information and communication technologies can improve the education system and bring it to a qualitatively new level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)106-120
Number of pages15
JournalAsian EFL Journal
Volume2017
Issue number97
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Keywords

  • Blended learning
  • E-learning
  • Mobile devices
  • Mobile learning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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