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ID : 354
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Title : Busy teachers, learner attitudes, behaviours and engagement levels: How to facilitate their learning with mobile technologies?
Type : Paper (25 minutes)
Category : Individual session
Abstract :

When it comes to professional development, two of the major obstacles facing busy teachers are heavy workloads and the costs of travelling and training. Mobile technologies can help teachers fit learning into their tight schedules as it enables bite-sized learning anywhere, anytime at low cost. However, teachers have various attitudes towards learning with technologies and therefore tend to engage in different ways with mobile learning. This presentation reports parts of the findings from a design-based research project on the use of mobile learning for professional development provision in the context of Vietnam. The project involved 51 EFL teachers from universities based in 24 cities and provinces across the country. Data were collected over a two-year period using semi-structured interviews, surveys as well as pre and post tests, weekly learning reports and learning analytics submitted in form of screenshots by the participants. The presentation focuses on Vietnamese EFL teachers’ attitudes and engagement patterns as well as proposed strategies to better facilitate their learning with mobile technologies. The findings suggest practical implications for teachers of English, teacher trainers and training providers in terms of learning design and implementation with a focus on online and self-directed learning with mobile technologies.

Keywords : mobile learning,mobile technologies, professional development, self-directed learning, design-based research
Conference theme : Fostering autonomous learning through technology
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Main presenter : Ms. Tran Le Nghi Tran
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Affiliation : The University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia)
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Biography :

Tran Le Nghi Tran is an experienced teacher and teacher trainer who is currently a PhD student and casual academic at The University of Queensland, Australia. Her research interests include educational technologies, mobile learning, computer-assisted pronunciation training (CAPT), online learning, and language testing and assessment.

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Date added : Thursday, 14 March 2019, 2:42 PM [JST]
Date modified : Friday, 3 May 2019, 11:10 AM [JST]
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Peer review :
Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 213-P
Schedule day : Aug 9th (Fri)
Schedule time : 10: 20 - 10: 45
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : C301
Schedule room seats : 80 seats
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