The Next Generation of Technology: Mobile Apps in the English Language Classroom

Jenny Eppard, Omaima Nasser, Preeya Reddy

Abstract


The purpose of this research was to make suggestions for choosing Apps for a Foundation level English program in the United Arab Emirates. The program had to prepare for the integration of iPads into the English program for approximately 800 students. To prepare, the program launched a pilot study with a small group of teachers, administrators and technology specialists. We used qualitative research to fulfill our research needs which included participant diaries, focus groups, a research journal and observations. From the data, we developed a list of criteria for choosing Apps and a process for selecting Apps.

Keywords


iPads, Apps, higher education; mobile learning, App review, English as a Second Language, English as a Foreign Language, Second Language Learning, education, university, UAE

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning. ISSN: 1863-0383
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