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Stephen Downes

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The lesson here is that "Mobile learning changed things for the better for some learners in some contexts: claims that it was the future of, or would revolutionize, language learning have proved somewhat exaggerated." To be sure, the impact of mobile technology generally wasn't exaggerated; ownership today is in the billions, and in wealthier countries, ubiquitous. But these devices aren't always used for learning, and the learning design using them has proven to be, well, substandard. "Indeed, the proliferation of badly-designed language learning apps suggests that much mobile learning reinforces the conventional past of language learning (drilling, gamified rote learning, native-speaker models, etc.) rather than leading to positive change." The same, suggests Philip Kerr, may well prove true of AI.

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