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Affordances and Challenges of Using iPods to Support Learning by English Language Learners at the Middle School Level: Perspectives from Researchers, Teachers, and Instructional Technologist
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, The University of Texas at Austin, United States ; , Comal ISD, United States ; , , The University of Texas at Austin, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Austin, Texas, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-92-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

While mobile devices have become very popular for communication and entertainment, there is lack of research about how these devices can contribute in educational settings. This paper describes an effort to use iPod touch devices as a teaching tool in middle school English Language Learner classes. We explore the affordances of the iPod touch as well as the challenges so as to gain a better understanding of the potentials offered by mobile devices for learning purposes. Our research focused on the perspectives of researchers, teachers, and instructional technologists involved with this project.

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Liu, M., Wivagg, J., Maradiegue, E. & Navarrete, C. (2012). Affordances and Challenges of Using iPods to Support Learning by English Language Learners at the Middle School Level: Perspectives from Researchers, Teachers, and Instructional Technologist. In P. Resta (Ed.), Proceedings of SITE 2012--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1952-1959). Austin, Texas, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved March 22, 2019 from .

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