Penny Coutas

m-Learning, i-Learning, my-Way

 m-Learning, or ‘mobile learning,’ is the latest on the ‘e-learning’

 scene.  In this paper, I explore the possibilities for learning and

 teaching Indonesian using mobile technologies including mobile

 phones, personal data assistants, mp3 players and other portable

 devices.  Mobile phones and mp3 players, in particular, are becoming

 increasingly popular with our students, and their application can

 engage learners and encourage Indonesian practice and use in and

 outside the classroom setting.  The old adage may go, ‘If you can’t

 beat them, join them’ but I argue that as language educators, we

 should also lead them (and be lead by them) in investigating the

 possibilities of m-Learning.

 

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