Please note that this #AusELT chat session will be held on Tuesday August 5th at 8:30pm AEST (11:30am BST) when we will be joined by our special guest Huw Jarvis.
Shifting from Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) to Mobile Assisted Language Use (MALU) for describing and investing practice
Many teachers and students lament how fast technology has changed in recent years. ELT, with its abundance of acronyms, has often tried to label things. Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) has been a predominant one for many years. Technological changes have seen the emergence of newer acronyms; Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) and more recently Mobile Assisted Language Use (MALU).
This chat session will explore MALU and how Huw feels it can ‘describe, investigate and inform practice’. He notes that his own ideas on MALU are ‘still evolving’ so he sees the chat session as ‘an opportunity to share ideas and issues’.
Huw feels It would be useful for participants to read the following two papers:
Jarvis, H. (2014). ‘Digital residents: Practices and perceptions of non native speakers.’ Asian EFL Journal Teaching Articles. Vol. 75. pp. 21-35. Available from http://www.tesolacademic.org/msworddownloads/AsianEFL%20(March14).pdf
Jarvis, H. and Achilleos, M. (2013). ‘From computer assisted language learning (CALL) to mobile assisted language use.’ TESL-EJ. Vol. 16. No.4. pp. 1-18. Available from http://www.tesl-ej.org/wordpress/issues/volume16/ej64/ej64a2/
Both papers (and many more) are available as open access from http://www.tesolacademic.org/ where Huw is the editor.
We look forward to seeing you and Huw on Tuesday August 5th at 8:30pm AEST (11:30am BST).