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ERIC Number: ED520719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1877-0428
Motivating PAU Language Testing Candidates through Mobile Technology
Gimenez Lopez, Jose Luis; Garcia Laborda, Jesus; Magal Royo, M. Teresa
Online Submission, Procedia: Social and Behavioral Sciences v15 p12-16 2011
Mobile learning permits combining the most motivating elements of online learning. When becoming a supplement to face-to-face education, it is likely to become a most motivating achievement in e-learning. Up to now, little interest and work has been posed in proposing mobile learning as a supporting element for language testing. In this paper, we introduce the concept of motivation for language testing through mobile telephone technology. The purpose of this study was to explore the acceptance of objective tasks by PAU [Pruebas de Acceso a la Universidad] candidates in an academic context. 24 students in a blended enrolled in the last high school year took a test through a mobile telephone simulator and responded to a questionnaire. Results indicate that students were genuinely interested and motivated towards independent autonomous training through mobile technology. The implications are both attractive for the different stakeholders and the educational software designers. (Contains 2 figures.) [Support for this project was provided by the Ministry of Education of Spain.]
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain