Systematic Analysis of Effectiveness of Using Mobile Technologies (MT) in Teaching and Learning Foreign Language

Mahmoud Hawamdeh 1, Emrah Soykan 1 *
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1 Near East University, CYPRUS
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Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, Volume 11, Issue 4, Article No: e202124.
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Although Mobile-Assisted Language Learning (MALL) is rapidly evolving, there is still a lack of research synthesis and systematic meta-analysis. The effectiveness of mobile devices for language learning under various conditions remains unclear. A limited study is carried out on how the latest smartphone devices effectively teach and learn. Mobile technology is the most Information and Communication Technology (ICT) tool used in our daily life for different purposes, including educational purposes. For instance, Mobile Technology (MT) has been significantly used for learning languages because today’s students tend to use this technology frequently and almost every hour. This research aimed to explore the effects of mobile devices in foreign language learning and present the sample studies conducted between 2014 and 2021; 100 articles were chosen from Google Scholar, ResearchGate and Science Direct database through using different search keywords. The results of the research revealed that the most examined studies were published in Indonesia and Saudi Arabia. The university students were selected as sample groups in these articles, and that most articles used the experimental research design. The findings also showed that English was the most foreign language examined in these articles, and WhatsApp is the most mobile application used in these articles.


Hawamdeh, M., & Soykan, E. (2021). Systematic Analysis of Effectiveness of Using Mobile Technologies (MT) in Teaching and Learning Foreign Language. Online Journal of Communication and Media Technologies, 11(4), e202124.


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