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ID : 422
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Title : Japanese Student Perceptions of Required Smartphone Use in the EFL Classroom
Type : Paper (25 minutes)
Category : Individual session
Abstract :

This session presents the results of a single case study that explored Japanese university students' perceptions of being required to use their own smartphones in English language learning activities. At first, the presenter's experience with Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) teaching methods and how the presenter incorporated smartphones into English language classrooms will be explained, along with a brief presentation of the details of the research study. Then a discussion of the research findings will be held, focusing on potential implications for teachers who plan to incorporate the use of student smartphones and other mobile technology in their language lessons. Finally, session participants will be given an opportunity to share and discuss how they use mobile technology in their classrooms, as well as ask questions about MALL methodology. Attendees will come away with research data supporting the use of students' mobile devices in English classes, as well as several ideas for effectively and efficiently using MALL techniques in their own classrooms. This session presents updated research which was presented at JALTCALL 2018 in Nagoya, Japan and AsiaCALL 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.



Keywords : MALL, EFL, smartphone, student perceptions
Conference theme : Application of technology to the language classroom
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Main presenter : Dr. Edo Forsythe
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Affiliation : Hirosaki Gakuin University (Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan)
Email address : edosan@gol.com
Biography :

Dr. Edo Forsythe is the Dept. Head of the Dept. of English Language and Literature at his university. Recently, his research has focused on the use of smartphones in the EFL classroom. He has published and presented widely in the fields of CALL and foreign language education.

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Date added : Tuesday, 26 March 2019, 9:02 PM
Date modified : Sunday, 5 May 2019, 1:03 AM
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Submission status : Accepted
Schedule number : 219-P
Schedule day : Aug 9th (Fri)
Schedule time : 10: 55 - 11: 20
Schedule duration : 25 mins
Schedule room name : C303
Schedule room seats : 100 seats
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