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The effectiveness of using mobile phone in enhancing writing skills: teacher’s and students’ reflections

Siddique, Muhammad and Madhawa Nair, Subadrah (2015) The effectiveness of using mobile phone in enhancing writing skills: teacher’s and students’ reflections. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 9 (37 S). pp. 390-396. ISSN 1991-8178

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Background: Mobile phone with its capacity to compute, download and deliver multimedia content offers exciting new frontiers in pedagogy for teaching writing which is the most neglected and difficult skill.It offers autonomy to students and a new teaching tool and pedagogy immensely helpful for teachers enabling them to enter the digital era of technology for teaching and learning writing skills by relinquishing the conventional pedagogy. Objective: The objectives of this qualitative paper are to investigate whether the utilization of mobile phone in the classroom enhances the descriptive writing skills of the Pakistani intermediate students.It also investigates whether students’ engagement was enhanced after using the mobile phone. It also investigates teacher’s and students’ reflections on the usage of mobile phone on writing skills. Results: The findings indicated that other than being effective in teaching writing skills the use of mobile phone made the students more engaged and motivated towards writing skills.The findings also revealed students’ and teacher’s positive reflections about its usage.Conclusion: The study provided evidence that the usage of mobile phone in writing skills offers cooperation, collaboration, face to face interaction, fun learning and creates conducive learning environment in the classroom.In addition, it has some pedagogical implications on the usage of mobile phone as a tool to enhance students’ writing skills.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mobile phones, Pakistani intermediate student’s, Reflections
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: School of Education & Modern Languages
Depositing User: PM Dr. Subadrah a/p Madhawa Nair
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2016 00:14
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2016 00:14
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/17941

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