Mobile-Enabled Language Learning Eco-System

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    This paper provides an overview of a Design-Based Research (DBR) study which resulted in a prototype of the Mobile-Enabled Language Learning Eco-System (MELLES) and replicable design principles to guide development of practical innovative mobile learning interventions. The MELLES solution was generated to augment in-class practice of ESP skills with learning embedded in real-life dynamic communicative situations. The solution was developed over multiple cycles of design, development, and testing which involved students and practitioners representing all relevant fields. The study and design activities were conducted at a Canadian community college and were guided by the Ecological Constructivist framework which evolved as a result of the initial stages of the project. The DBR methodology and the study outcomes are discussed along with the key features and various interdependent components of the MELLES system.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-8
    Number of pages8
    JournalCEUR Workshop Proceedings
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event11th International Conference on Mobile and Contextual Learning, mLearn 2012 - Helsinki, Finland
    Duration: 16 Oct. 201218 Oct. 2012


    • Contextualized learning
    • Design-based research (DBR)
    • Ecological constructivism
    • English for special purposes (ESP)
    • MALL
    • Mobile-Enabled Language Learning (MELL)


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