“No man is an island”. No teacher is an island either, especially when it comes to using MALL in the classroom. Any use of MALL by a teacher is going to involve communicating with many different stakeholders, and gathering many kinds of resources:
Which other actors must be communicated with, and about what?
what must be gathered in order to use MALL successfully?
- Administrators of the program – Is there support for MALL? Does MALL align with the values of the institution?
- Colleagues in the department – Are all faculty using MALL in the same ways/with the same frequency? How will fellow teachers respond to one teacher’s use of MALL?
- Parents of learners – Do they permit underage learners to have an internet presence or a mobile device at all?
- Owners of the technology – Are copyright issues at stake? What content and how much of it can you share with learners?
- Learners – Are they receptive to MALL in the classroom? Did they ask for it?
- Tech support staff – maintenance and set-up
- Exceptions to filters – if the institution has restrictions in place
- Protocol – established system of MALL use
- Budget – devices, licensing fees, maintenance, etc.
- Bandwidth –
- Curriculum development, teacher training –
- Legal authorization – to use certain apps, websites or devices.