Tech-assisted language learning tasks in an EFL setting: use of hand phone recording feature

Shakarami, Alireza, Khajehei, Hassan, and Hajhashemi, Karim (2014) Tech-assisted language learning tasks in an EFL setting: use of hand phone recording feature. International Journal of Applied Linguistics & English Literature, 3 (5). pp. 100-104.

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Technology with its speedy great leaps forward has undeniable impact on every aspect of our life in the new millennium. It has supplied us with different affordances almost daily or more precisely in a matter of hours. Technology and Computer seems to be a break through as for their roles in the Twenty-First century educational system. Examples are numerous, among which CALL, CMC, and Virtual learning spaces come to mind instantly. Amongst the newly developed gadgets of today are the sophisticated smart Hand phones which are far more ahead of a communication tool once designed for. Development of Hand phone as a wide-spread multi-tasking gadget has urged researchers to investigate its effect on every aspect of learning process including language learning. This study attempts to explore the effects of using cell phone audio recording feature, by Iranian EFL learners, on the development of their speaking skills. Thirty-five sophomore students were enrolled in a pre-posttest designed study. Data on their English speaking experience using audio–recording features of their Hand phones were collected. At the end of the semester, the performance of both groups, treatment and control, were observed, evaluated, and analyzed; thereafter procured qualitatively at the next phase. The quantitative outcome lent support to integrating Hand phones as part of the language learning curriculum.

Item ID: 33902
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2200-3452
Keywords: hand phone, recording, audio, language learning, enhancement, EFL
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Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2014 23:49
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics @ 40%
13 EDUCATION > 1301 Education Systems > 130103 Higher Education @ 30%
13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing @ 30%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement @ 50%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930203 Teaching and Instruction Technologies @ 50%
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