Activity Based Mobile Learning

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This ppt presents the use of mobile phones in a language classroom.


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Activity based approach to Mobile learning:

Activity based approach to Mobile learning Suhail Sarhandi King Abdul Aziz University, Saudi Arabia


Content Mobile learning MALL Learning theories Classification of activities SAMR Model Q & A

Mobile Learning:

Mobile Learning Traxler (2005) defines it as “…any educational provision where the sole or dominant technologies are hand-held or palmtop ”. Mobile learning can also be described as essentially contextual ; learning takes place across locations , times , topics , and technologies as people interact with others and their surroundings using every day digital tools. ( Sharples , Milrad , Arnedillo Sánchez, & Vavoula , 2009 ) I assume that mobile learning is a learning method which facilitates both face-to-face and distance learning without any time and place limitations through the handy and portable connected devices .

Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) Pegrum (2014):

Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) Pegrum (2014)

Learning theory ?:

Learning theory ? A learning theory is an attempt to describe how people learn, helping us understand this inherently complex process


Behaviourist learning - learning is thought to be best facilitated through the reinforcement of an association between a particular stimulus and response . Constructivist Learning is an active process in which learners construct new ideas or concepts based on their current and past knowledge. Learner autonomy is encouraged that was missing from behaviorist approach . Situated learning - Advocates of situated learning believe that learning is not merely the acquisition of knowledge by individuals , but instead a process of social participation. The situation where the learning takes place has a great impact on this process . Collaborative learning- Learning takes place when group of learners support and learn more from each other than they would learn on their own .

Classification of activities:

Behaviourist – activities that promote learning as a change in observable actions. Constructivist - activities in which learners actively construct new ideas or concepts based on both their previous and current knowledge. Situated - activities that promote learning within an authentic context and culture. Collaborative - activities that promote learning through social interaction. Informal and lifelong learning - activities that support learning outside a dedicated learning environment and formal curriculum Classification of activities


THEORY KEY THEORISTS ACTIVITIES Behaviourist learning Skinner. Pavlov drill and feedback Constructivist learning Piaget, Bruner, Papert participatory simulations Situated learning Lave, Brown Problem based learning Context awareness Collaborative learning Vygotsky Mobile computer-supported collaborative learning Informal and lifelong learning Eraut Supporting intentional and accidental episodes

SAMR Model ( Puentedura, late 1980s):

SAMR Model ( Puentedura, late 1980s)


Week Activity Type Page No Exercise No Application/website Comments/codes Week 3 Modification 56 1 Flipagram/recorder   Famous person Week 3 Augmentation 57 3 Discussing grammar Socrative SOC-16111065 Week 3 Augmentation 57 4 Discussing grammar Socrative SOC-16112221 Week 3 Substitution 58 1 Recorder   Interview Week 3 Modification 59 Reading Internet access/Google Collage   Find about Michael Stanley   Week 4 Augmentation 61 Discussion/writing Socrative SOC-16111621 Week 4 Redefinition 79 4 Any   Make a video about a philanthropist

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