Mohamad, Mariam and Woollard, John
Why does malaysia need to consider mobile technologies? a
review of current practices to support teaching and
learning with school-age children
At 2nd Asia Pacific Regional Mobile Learning & Edutainment Conference, Malaysia.
20 - 21 Nov 2008.
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 a strategy for investigating 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 solutions in the context of Malaysia such as the structure of mobile lesson for English Language subject as well as policy and procedure of the implementation are identified to be addressed in a
conceptual framework of mL implementation in Malaysian secondary schools.
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