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Examining How Teachers Use Mobile Devices in Their Teaching: A Multiple-Case Study

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EdMedia + Innovate Learning, in Tampere, Finland ISBN 978-1-939797-08-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Waynesville, NC


Literature has discussed such benefits of using mobile technology as flexibility, accessibility, interactivity, and motivation and engagement; and indicated mobile technology can provide valuable resources for students in K-12 education and potentially for English language learners (ELL). ELL students enter schools with different levels of English proficiency and teaching such a population often presents a daunting academic challenge. In this multiple-case study, we examined how ELL teachers use the mobile devices in their instruction at elementary, middle, and high school levels to understand how such mobile technology can be used as a teaching tool.


Liu, M., Navarrete, C., Maradiegue, E. & Wivagg, J. (2014). Examining How Teachers Use Mobile Devices in Their Teaching: A Multiple-Case Study. In J. Viteli & M. Leikomaa (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia 2014--World Conference on Educational Media and Technology (pp. 315-325). Tampere, Finland: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 24, 2019 from .

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