n Journal of Gender, Information and Development in Africa (JGIDA) - Mobile apps in a language classroom : MIT app inventor

Volume 4, Issue 1_2
  • ISSN : 2050-4276
  • E-ISSN: 2050-4284


The growth of information and communication technology (ICT) and especially the use of internet have influenced the method of delivering content in most higher institutions world wide (Tella, 2011). This has led to shift in content creation, integration, and delivery in modern classrooms. Seemingly, this has also changed how both learners and teachers access that content. According to the current technology trends, most learners can access content from anywhere in both space and time using mobile devices and other personal digital assistants (PDA's) (Sharma, & Kitchens, 2004). Studies in second language learning reveal learning challenges in vocabulary acquisition. This study explores how second language learners and teachers use MIT app-inventor mobile apps on android devices to enrich their vocabulary learning experience. The purpose of this paper is to propose pedagogical intervention with regard to vocabulary teaching and give recommendations for future research on mobile apps.

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