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Pages: 3204-3212
Publication year: 2015
ISBN: 978-84-606-8243-1
ISSN: 2340-1117

Conference name: 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 6-8 July, 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain

UTILIZING MOBILE PHONES IN LANGUAGE LEARNING SETTINGS: SIN OR SAINT?

M. Asadi, M. Roohi Moghaddam

Islamic Azad University, Sari Branch (IRAN)
Nowadays education is more and more taking advantage of information technology. One of the most attractive technological devices is the mobile phone which represents a revolution in education. This paper attempts to investigate the current use of mobile phones by the students of Islamic Azad University, Ayatollah Amoli Branch, Amol, Iran. A questionnaire survey has been devised and administered to a sample of 75 students. The analysis of the questionnaire indicated students’ attitudes on using mobile phones, the opportunities they had, and the problems they faced in an educational setting. Afterward, the paper suggested some innovative practical ideas on using mobile phones in the language learning surroundings. Finally, it analyzed the challenges the students had in an instructional setting. It also suggests some solutions removing the obstacles in order to pave the way for language learning. The current study extends the application of mobile phones as a device for communication and entertainment to an educational means. The paper concluded that using mobile phones in educational settings will be “saint” than a “sin”.
@InProceedings{ASADI2015UTI,
author = {Asadi, M. and Roohi Moghaddam, M.},
title = {UTILIZING MOBILE PHONES IN LANGUAGE LEARNING SETTINGS: SIN OR SAINT?},
series = {7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies},
booktitle = {EDULEARN15 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-606-8243-1},
issn = {2340-1117},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Barcelona, Spain},
month = {6-8 July, 2015},
year = {2015},
pages = {3204-3212}}
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AU - M. Asadi AU - M. Roohi Moghaddam
TI - UTILIZING MOBILE PHONES IN LANGUAGE LEARNING SETTINGS: SIN OR SAINT?
SN - 978-84-606-8243-1/2340-1117
PY - 2015
Y1 - 6-8 July, 2015
CI - Barcelona, Spain
JO - 7th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
JA - EDULEARN15 Proceedings
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M. Asadi, M. Roohi Moghaddam (2015) UTILIZING MOBILE PHONES IN LANGUAGE LEARNING SETTINGS: SIN OR SAINT?, EDULEARN15 Proceedings, pp. 3204-3212.
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