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International Association for Development of the Information Society, Paper presented at the International Association for Development of the Information Society (IADIS) International Conference on Mobile Learning (Lisbon, Portugal, Mar 14-16, 2013)

This paper describes three case studies, where language learners were invited to use "LingoBee" as a means of supporting their language learning. LingoBee is a mobile app that provides user-generated language content in a cloud-based shared repository. Assuming that today's students are mobile savvy and "Digital Natives" able to engage in language learning autonomously using technology, initial studies were conducted with little or no intervention by the language teachers. However, the support and guidance provided within a teacher-led context can impact positively on learner engagement and use of LingoBee. The case studies confirm this hypothesis. This paper answers the research question: Does the level of the support and guidance, pedagogical approach and prior learning impact on learners' engagement and use of LingoBee? [For the full proceedings, see ED562140.]

Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Electronic Learning, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Higher Education, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Second Language Learning, Computer Oriented Programs, Social Networks, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Spanish Speaking, Italian, English (Second Language), Foreign Students, Norwegian

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Author: Petersen, Sobah Abbas; Procter-Legg, Emma; Cacchione, Annamaria

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=885&id=ED562374







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