The following are resources that I found helpful for my project. It's a mix of academic papers, books, articles and online courses.

Amer, M. (2014). Language learners’ usage of a mobile learning application for learning idioms and collocations. CALICO Journal, 31(3): 285-302.

Blake, R. J. (2013). Brave new digital classroom technology and foreign language learning (Second ed.). Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.

Brock, M. (2012). Best practices for teaching with emerging technologies. New York, NY: Routledge.

Design and Development of Educational Technology. (n.d.). edX. Retrieved October 17, 2014, from

Gee, J. P. (2007). What video games have to teach us about learning and literacy (Second ed.). New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Godwin-Jones, R. (2014). Games in language learning: opportunities and challenges. Language Learning & Technology, 18(2): 9-19.

Godwin-Jones, R. (2011). Mobile apps for language learning. Language Learning & Technology, 15(2): 2-11.

Peterson, M. (2013). Computer games and language learning. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Schell, J. (2008). The art of game design: a book of lenses. Amsterdam: Elsevier/Morgan Kaufmann.

Squire, K. (2011). Video games and learning: teaching and participatory culture in the digital age. New York: Teachers College Press.

Steinkuehler, C., Kurt, S., & Barab, S. (2012). Games, learning, and society: learning and meaning in the digital age. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Sykes, J. M., & Reinhardt, J. (2012). Language at play: digital games in second and foreign language teaching and learning. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

Thorne, S. L., Black, R. W., & Sykes, J. M. (2009). Second language use, socialization, and learning in internet interest communities and online gaming. The Modern Language Journal, 93: 802-821.

Thorne, S. L., Cornillie, F., & Piet, D. (2012). Digital games for language learning: challenges and opportunities. ReCALL Journal, 24(3): 243-256.

Video Games and Learning. (n.d.). Coursera. Retrieved October 17, 2014, from

Ben Meline

I'm a student at Northwestern University majoring in computer engineering and minoring in German. I'm interested in studying the usage of mobile applications for learning.