Mobile Apps and Indigenous Language Learning: New Developments in the Field of Indigenous Language Revitalization

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/293746
Title:
Mobile Apps and Indigenous Language Learning: New Developments in the Field of Indigenous Language Revitalization
Author:
Begay, Winoka Rose
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This study focuses on the theme of technology-based Indigenous language revitalization and maintenance efforts by looking at new developments in mobile technology and how they are used within Indigenous communities for language learning and teaching. I assessed four mobile apps through the use of an evaluation rubric, online user reviews, and developer consultations. The findings from the assessments were then used to determine what essential themes are important when developing an effective and successful language application model (Appendix C), with the intention of developing a user-friendly template for use by other Indigenous communities. Three essential elements were found to be common among the four language applications assessed: (1) successful integration of interactive and digital media that provides a purposeful learning environment for the user; (2) accuracy and testing of both media and the user-interface, and; (3) successful usability and functionality of the mobile platform.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
Language Learning; Language Revitalization; mobile apps; mobile learning; Mobile technology; American Indian Studies; Indigenous
Degree Name:
M.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; American Indian Studies
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Nicholas, Sheilah E.

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleMobile Apps and Indigenous Language Learning: New Developments in the Field of Indigenous Language Revitalizationen_US
dc.creatorBegay, Winoka Roseen_US
dc.contributor.authorBegay, Winoka Roseen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study focuses on the theme of technology-based Indigenous language revitalization and maintenance efforts by looking at new developments in mobile technology and how they are used within Indigenous communities for language learning and teaching. I assessed four mobile apps through the use of an evaluation rubric, online user reviews, and developer consultations. The findings from the assessments were then used to determine what essential themes are important when developing an effective and successful language application model (Appendix C), with the intention of developing a user-friendly template for use by other Indigenous communities. Three essential elements were found to be common among the four language applications assessed: (1) successful integration of interactive and digital media that provides a purposeful learning environment for the user; (2) accuracy and testing of both media and the user-interface, and; (3) successful usability and functionality of the mobile platform.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectLanguage Learningen_US
dc.subjectLanguage Revitalizationen_US
dc.subjectmobile appsen_US
dc.subjectmobile learningen_US
dc.subjectMobile technologyen_US
dc.subjectAmerican Indian Studiesen_US
dc.subjectIndigenousen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineAmerican Indian Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorNicholas, Sheilah E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberParezo, Nancyen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberZepeda, Ofeliaen_US
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