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Mobile Language Learning - A Pilot Project on Learning Style and Customization
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, Graduate School of Information Systems, University of Electro-Communications, Japan ; , Tokyo Women's Medical University, Japan ; , Graduate School of Information Systems, University of Electro-Communications, Japan

E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Washington, DC, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-54-9 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), San Diego, CA

Abstract

The purpose of the study is to ascertain the effectiveness of mobile technologies, such as cellular phones with Internet capabilities, in language learning. Two experiments utilizing mobile language learning were conducted exclusively with university students for five months over a two-year period. A survey was also conducted consisting of 67 items regarding such factors as their learning style, motivation, lifestyle, and personality. The survey was statistically analyzed and the results compiled, producing five key factors that contributed to improvements in test scores. The five elements will be discussed in relation to learning style and personality as well as the need for customization in the development of curriculum for mobile language learning.

Citation

Furuya, C., Kimura, M. & Ohta, T. (2004). Mobile Language Learning - A Pilot Project on Learning Style and Customization. In J. Nall & R. Robson (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2004--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1876-1880). Washington, DC, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved October 14, 2019 from .

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