Guided Mobile Learning for English Language Teaching: The Teachers’ Perspective

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A. N. A. Kamal
M. A. K. Azlan
S. F. Ng
A. Manion

Abstract

Aims: This study evaluates teachers' perspectives on the integration of guided mobile learning through the Mobile Intervention Module (MIM) in English language teaching. As previous studies suggested that there are conflicting views among scholars with regards to mobile usage in classroom learning, this paper attempts to address scholars' concerns by suggesting English language teachers' opinions on the possibility of having practical guided mobile learning activities to complement the course contents.

Study Design: This study adopts a qualitative approach.

Place and Duration of Study: Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia, between February 2019 to July 2019.

Methodology: Interview sessions are conducted among four language instructors to see how they perceive the effectiveness of guided mobile learning intervention towards teaching and learning. Content Analysis is later adopted to analyse the interview data where specific themes are derived. The concept of MIM that incorporates appropriate web learning tools is developed and explained. MIM functions as a comprehensive guide that matches the course contents to the most appropriate web learning tools.

Results: The results show that all instructors perceive guided mobile learning through the MIM positively. This study implicates that guided mobile learning could be useful in facilitating the teaching approach shift from conventional to technology-assisted, enabling the integration of interactive activities in learning, developing specific language skills and enhancing engagement. It should also be noted that there may be some adaptation barriers of mobile learning that can hinder learning process.

Conclusion: While it is recommended that mobile learning is integrated with lessons, to achieve effective results, however, as suggested in the findings of this study, it has to be guided, thus a proper module that links the syllabus to the mobile apps needs to be created.

Keywords:
Guided mobile learning, intervention design, English language teaching, English as a second language, mobile learning.

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Kamal, A. N. A., Azlan, M. A. K., Ng, S. F., & Manion, A. (2021). Guided Mobile Learning for English Language Teaching: The Teachers’ Perspective. Asian Research Journal of Arts & Social Sciences, 13(1), 27-38. https://doi.org/10.9734/arjass/2021/v13i130204
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