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Potentials of mobile technology for K-12 education: an investigation of iPod touch use for English language learners in the United States

Posted on 28 May 2014 with 0 comments
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This case study investigated a m-learning initiative by a large school district in the United States to provide iPod touch devices 24/7 to teachers and students of English language learners. The authors described the initiative and presented the research findings of its implementation for two years at elementary and middle school levels. The results revealed the iPod touch was used to support language and content learning, provide differentiated instructional support, and extend learning time from classroom to home. However, several challenges were identified such as significant time demand on the teachers, technical issues, the need for professional training and dedicated support staff.


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