Collaborative learning during the pandemic: the role of mobile devices

Nancy Xiuzhi Liu, Troy Chen

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Collaborative learning encourages students to participate more actively in their learning process. They can discuss, share, assess, and take responsibility for their own and their peers’ learning. It is the context where knowledge convergence happens subsequently. With the COVID-19 pandemic onset and lingering, mobile devices have become more essential in various learning contexts. Mobile learning enables students learning in and outside classrooms with easy, flexible, and unlimited features. Against this backdrop, this study examines the acquisition of practical skills in translation within the framework of collaborative learning through mobile devices. Based on an exploratory study through surveys and observations, we examine how knowledge convergence happens collaboratively while facilitated by mobile devices in and outside classroom settings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCoping with COVID-19, the Mobile Way
EditorsXiaoge Xu
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9789811957871
ISBN (Print)9789811957864
Publication statusPublished - 22 Nov 2022


  • Collaborative learning
  • Knowledge convergence
  • Translation competence
  • Mobile device


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