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A Study on the Impact of Mall (Mobile Assisted Language Learning) On EFL Learners’ Reading Comprehension (Published)

Technological developments with the adoption of mobile multimedia devices and applications have translated into huge opportunities for English as a foreign language (EFL). Consequently, this study probes the impact of Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) on EFL learners’ reading comprehension. The population of this study was intermediate female EFL students (15-20 years old) at English Language institutes located in Kerman, district 2. A Cambridge Placement Test (CPT) was used to have almost homogenous groups. After administrating the CPT, 40 students who were randomly and equally assigned to the experimental and control groups (20 students in each group) were selected as the sample of this study. To see the impact of MALL on EFL learners’ reading comprehension, reading comprehension test (EnglishForEveryone.org graded English Worksheets) in form of multiple choice and some open ended questions was used as a pre – test and post – test to assess the participants’ reading comprehension in both control and experimental group. The result revealed that EFL learners favor reading comprehension via mobile phones due to the convenience facilitated by the portability and accessibility of the mobile phones.

Keywords: EFL Learners’, MALL, Reading Comprehension

A Study on the Impact of MALL (Mobile Assisted Language Learning) on EFL learners’ Reading comprehension (Published)

Technological developments with the adoption of mobile multimedia devices and applications have translated into huge opportunities for English as a foreign language (EFL). Consequently, this study probes the impact of Mobile Assisted Language Learning (MALL) on EFL learners’ reading comprehension. The population of this study was intermediate female EFL students (15-20 years old) at English Language institutes located in Kerman, district 2. A Cambridge Placement Test (CPT) was used to have almost homogenous groups. After administrating the CPT, 40 students who were randomly and equally assigned to the experimental and control groups (20 students in each group) were selected as the sample of this study. To see the impact of MALL on EFL learners’ reading comprehension, reading comprehension test (EnglishForEveryone.org graded English Worksheets) in form of multiple choice and some open ended questions was used as a pre – test and post – test to assess the participants’ reading comprehension in both control and experimental group. The result revealed that EFL learners favor reading comprehension via mobile phones due to the convenience facilitated by the portability and accessibility of the mobile phones.

Keywords: EFL Learners’, MALL, Reading Comprehension

STUDENTS’ VIEWS ON UTILIZING MT IN TEACHING AND LEARNING: INTEREST, IMPORTANCE AND EFFICIENCY (Published)

With Mobile Technology (MT) getting smaller, cheaper and easier to carry, the new generation has been bombarded with various mobile technology devices that seem to be invading every single aspect of their lives. Educators and learners in higher education institutes need to realize the extent to which undergraduate learners are ready to deploy MT as learning facilitators. Hence, our present study aims to find out the students beliefs and views on the importance of MT in their educational life. In order to fulfill the study’s objectives, 328 undergraduate students were randomly selected across four different departments at the College of Basic Education in Kuwait, during the spring semester of the academic year 2012/2013. The data were collected based on the informants’ responses on 18- itemed questionnaire that was mainly designed to reflect on the students’ views over the main study objectives. As a result, the students’ responses were categorized into three dimensions that should eventually fulfill our study goals; interest in MT devices, efficiency of various MT devices, and the importance of MT application in the students’ education. The study results revealed the students high interested in MT deployment within their education as they motivate them to learn and provide them with wider learning opportunities, especially in the discipline of distance learning. Students have also perceived MT as more efficient. Older students tend to agree less. Efficiency of MT has further been pressed in the discipline of language learning.

Keywords: Efficiency, MALL, Mobile technology, Motivation, digital generation