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ERIC Number: ED565113
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 8
Using iPads to Help Teens Design Their Own Activities
Underwood, Joshua, Paper presented at the 2014 EUROCALL Conference (Groningen, The Netherlands, Aug 20-23, 2014)
This paper reports on action research aimed at helping teenage English language learners become more aware of ways they might use technology to support their learning. Over nine-months we used iPads to support a wide variety of teacher-designed learning activities and then used design thinking to help students co-design their own activities. Students' design ideas were iteratively refined in collaboration with the teacher over several weeks. Finally, groups tried out each other's activities. Evidence suggests students did reflect on their English learning practices and ways technology could support these. However, there is no indication that students adopted new practices outside class. Nevertheless, students did produce useful designs for classroom activities. This paper describes the activities we developed and indicates how the co-design process will be modified in future iterations in ways that might better promote uptake of technology-enhanced learning practices outside class. [For full proceedings, see ED565087.] La Grange des Noyes, 25110 Voillans, France. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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