In this paper, we present the design and evaluation of the mobile-assisted language learning (MALL) program that was implemented in three schools in Mongolia, and how students perceived the efficacy of such a digital learning solution for improving their English competency. The digital learning solution employed in this research includes mobiles, social media, and gamification to help students learn English through contextualized social learning processes. The students (N=67) completed the perception survey that measured their perceived efficacy of the digital learning solution. In addition, interviews with selected students and teachers were conducted to further investigate their experiences and challenged faced during the intervention. Overall, the findings indicate high levels of student participation throughout the intervention period and their increased interest towards English learning. In conclusion, we discuss both possibilities and challenges of integrating digital learning solutions in the developing world.
|Title of host publication||ICCE 2017 - 25th International Conference on Computers in Education|
|Subtitle of host publication||Technology and Innovation: Computer-Based Educational Systems for the 21st Century, Workshop Proceedings|
|Editors||Yusuke Hayashi, Thepchai Supnithi, Moffat Mathews, Su Luan Wong, Ahmad Fauzi Mohd Ayub, Antonija Mitrovic, Wenli Chen, Jie-Chi Yang|
|Publisher||Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education|
|Number of pages||9|
|State||Published - 2017|
|Event||25th International Conference on Computers in Education: Technology and Innovation: Computer-Based Educational Systems for the 21st Century, ICCE 2017 - Christchurch, New Zealand|
Duration: 4 Dec 2017 → 8 Dec 2017
|Name||ICCE 2017 - 25th International Conference on Computers in Education: Technology and Innovation: Computer-Based Educational Systems for the 21st Century, Workshop Proceedings|
|Conference||25th International Conference on Computers in Education: Technology and Innovation: Computer-Based Educational Systems for the 21st Century, ICCE 2017|
|Period||4/12/17 → 8/12/17|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
This research was conducted under the Digital Learning for Development (DL4D) project of the Foundation for Information Technology Education and Development (FIT-ED) of the Philippines, jointly funded by the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) of Canada and the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom. We would like to thank all the teachers and students who participated in this research project.
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- Digital learning
- International development
- Mobile-assisted language learning (MALL)