Cell phone technology and second language acquisition: an action research experiment

Gromik, Nicolas, and Anderson, Neil (2010) Cell phone technology and second language acquisition: an action research experiment. In: Proceedings of the 5th QS-APPLE Conference, pp. 21-37. From: 5th QS-APPLE - Fifth QS Asia Pacific Professional Leaders in Education Conference and Exhibition, 24-26 November 2009, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Abstract

This action research study explored the possibility of engaging Japanese university learners of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) to use their cell phones to communicate in the target language. One hundred and two students participated in a pre and post-test survey to collect their opinions about producing cell phone-based audio-visual resources. In addition, evidence collected from 50 participants' cell phone videos reports on their verbal performances. The outcome of this experiment provides an example for integrating cell phones as part of the language curriculum and it reveals that students gained some benefits from using this technology.

Item ID: 15903
Item Type: Conference Item (Refereed Research Paper - E1)
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ISBN: 978-0-9775642-2-4
Date Deposited: 03 May 2011 23:06
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies @ 100%
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