TIRF (The International Research Foundation) has released this newsletter with six papers exploring the current state of Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (MALL). These papers are a significant contribution to the field.
Michael Carrier in his introduction to the newsletter says:
‘The use of mobile and handheld technology is growing exponentially in language education, and it is clear that much more research, project evaluation, and evidence-based analysis are needed to help us understand this new phenomenon. However, important questions remain about the efficacy of handheld devices in language learning.
What benefits do learners, teachers and school administrators derive from the use of mobile and handheld technology? What are the challenges and pitfalls? Can this technology be misapplied and waste precious resources?”
Read more at http://www.tirfonline.org/english-in-the-workforce/mobile-assisted-language-learning/