University Students’ Perceptions of MALL in EFL Classes

Thooptong Kwangsawad

Abstract


Mobile technologies are rapidly attracting new users, providing increasing capacity, and allowing more sophisticated use such as accessing the Internet for searching information, emailing and reading e-books. As the mobile technology has been more powerful and inclusive in people’s daily lives, the issue of mobile assisted language learning (MALL) has also been widely studied. Many researchers of MALL consider the emerging mobile technologies to have potential for the effective language learning. The majority of MALL activities appear to make use of mobile phones, and nowadays, smartphones replace feature phones. This study focuses on the investigation of students’ perceptions of the benefits and challenges associated with the use of smartphones for learning.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.22158/selt.v7n1p75

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