Why does Malaysia need to consider mobile technologies? A review of current practices to support teaching and learning with school-age children


Mohamad, Mariam and Woollard, John (2008) Why does Malaysia need to consider mobile technologies? A review of current practices to support teaching and learning with school-age children. In, 2nd Asia Pacific Mobile Learning & Edutainment Conference 2008, Kuala Lumpur, MY, 20 - 21 Nov 2008. 6pp. (Submitted).

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Mobile learning (mL) has been a most intriguing innovation in the field of learning technologies. Various research projects have been carried out to evaluate efficient mL. This paper identifies the feasibility of implementing mL in the educational system in Malaysia, as a developing country, with the curriculum focus of English language learning. The challenges facing developing countries are considered and the cost benefits as well as learner benefits are discussed. Finally, the challenges in the context of Malaysia are identified, including, enhancing the teachers’ and students’ perceptions and attitudes towards mL, student’s and teacher’s training, monitoring the implementation, maintaining the devices and finding sufficient amount of funding.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: mobile learning, malaysia, developing countries, language learning, ict, mobile technology
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Education > Social Justice and Inclusive Education
ePrint ID: 52455
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2008
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:35
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/52455

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