Supporting Children’s Literacy Learning in Low- and Middle-income Countries through M-learning

Grace Oakley, Umera Imtinan

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In this chapter, we discuss initiatives that aim to improve children’s literacy in low- and middle-income (LMI) countries through m-learning. These projects, predominantly introduced by governments and international aid organisations, often involve the provision of e-books and apps including game-based apps, to be used either inside or outside school. In some cases, lesson plans and content for teachers in poorly resourced schools are also delivered via mobile devices. After a general overview, we briefly describe a selection of projects with reference to m-learning and literacy theory and research. It is indicated in this chapter that the use of mobile devices to improve literacy opportunities for children in LMI countries has a great deal of potential but that, in many cases, there are limitations in pedagogical design and implementation practices, not to mention restricted views of what literacy is and might be for children in these locations.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationMobile Technologies in Children’s Language and Literacy
Subtitle of host publicationInnovative Pedagogy in Preschool and Primary Education
EditorsGrace Oakley
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Limited
Chapter9
Pages155-175
ISBN (Electronic)9781787148796
ISBN (Print)9781787148802
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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Oakley, G., & Imtinan, U. (2019). Supporting Children’s Literacy Learning in Low- and Middle-income Countries through M-learning. In G. Oakley (Ed.), Mobile Technologies in Children’s Language and Literacy: Innovative Pedagogy in Preschool and Primary Education (pp. 155-175). London: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
Oakley, Grace ; Imtinan, Umera. / Supporting Children’s Literacy Learning in Low- and Middle-income Countries through M-learning. Mobile Technologies in Children’s Language and Literacy: Innovative Pedagogy in Preschool and Primary Education. editor / Grace Oakley. London : Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2019. pp. 155-175
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Oakley, G & Imtinan, U 2019, Supporting Children’s Literacy Learning in Low- and Middle-income Countries through M-learning. in G Oakley (ed.), Mobile Technologies in Children’s Language and Literacy: Innovative Pedagogy in Preschool and Primary Education. Emerald Group Publishing Limited, London, pp. 155-175.

Supporting Children’s Literacy Learning in Low- and Middle-income Countries through M-learning. / Oakley, Grace; Imtinan, Umera.

Mobile Technologies in Children’s Language and Literacy: Innovative Pedagogy in Preschool and Primary Education. ed. / Grace Oakley. London : Emerald Group Publishing Limited, 2019. p. 155-175.

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